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LSU Lands Another Top Prospect as Jarell Martin Pledges Decision to Tigers

Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

Newly-appointed LSU head coach Johnny Jones isn’t messing around.

While the Tigers have unproven expectations heading into the 2012-13 season, their future is looking brighter and brighter.

That’s thanks in large part to the current overhaul that Jones has put in place since taking over the LSU program last spring. On Thursday, that overhaul got its biggest boost to date with the addition of 2013 power forward, Jarrell Martin.

Martin, who stands at 6-foot-9, is ranked at No. 12 overall by Rivals, while ESPN lists him at No. 14 within the senior class.

An original native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Martin had long been considered the Tigers’ top target from the class of 2013. His decision bodes dividends to Jones’ pursuit and his love for the Tigers’ future.

In addition to Martin, LSU also holds verbal commitments from Deng Deng, John Odoh and fellow top-100 prospects Jordan Mickey and Tim Quarterman.

It seems like forever since the days of the Tigers’ run to the Final Four with Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Tyrus Thomas, but the future certainly appears brighter than it has been in recent memory.

Jones, who is on the verge of preparing for his first game as the Tigers’ new head coach, is already building a winning program thanks to his additions on the recruiting trail.

Martin currently attends Madison Prep Academy (LA) and during his time on the AAU circuit he ran with the New Orleans Elite.

 

Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse