Dawson County’s Luke Martin is currently leading the state of Georgia at 20.5 tackles per game. The senior has been a tackling machine, making plays all across the field, and currently on track to get 200 tackles during the regular season. In fact, he is amazingly out pacing Kennesaw Mountain’s Justin Scott, who is 2nd in the state, by almost 4 tackles per game.
Martin has 104 tackles on the season, and is an ideal MLB prospect, playing the gaps on the line of scrimmage extremely well (13 tackles for loss on the season). He is stoutly built at 6’2″ 225 pounds, and sees the field like a natural, flying around sideline-to-sideline making plays.
The hard-hitting linebacker has sound fundamentals stopping the run, but we were also impressed with his ability to drop back in pass coverage and read the QB’s eyes. He already has 2 interceptions on the season, one he took all the way back for a touchdown.
Martin is rated a 3 star on 247sports.com, so he is not a complete sleeper, but the 2017 recruit appears to hold no committable offers from FBS programs at this point in time. Martin visited Georgia State for a junior day earlier this year and has interest from Air Force, Boston College, Charlotte, Delta State and Furman. UPDATE: Delta State offered 10/14.
With the current resume he is putting together, the Dawson County star should easily attract both FCS and FBS attention leading up to National Signing Day. Stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on HS football recruits in Georgia and click HERE to visit Martin’s HUDL page.