Meet your Syracuse Orange Man: #17 DB, Jalil Martin

Meet your Syracuse Orange Man: #17 DB, Jalil Martin
Meet your Syracuse Orange Man: #17 DB, Jalil Martin

It’s time to start preparing for 2024 Syracuse Orange Football season. We’re going through the roster to look at each Syracuse player, as we’ll be seeing a lot of new faces as we kick off the Fran Brown era.

Next comes…

Surname: Jalil Martin

Position: Defensive back

Year: Redshirt sophomore

Height: 1.88m

Weight: 190 pounds.

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois.

Secondary school: Kenwood Academy

Previous school: Nebraska

Statistics for 2023: Last season, he recorded five tackles in nine games with the Orange.

Forecasts for 2024: It will be a competitive training camp for the defensive backs this summer. Martin will look to show the new coaching staff that he is ready to earn a spot in the two-deep. He will also be considered for the special teams units.

How did he get here?: After high school, Martin chose Nebraska despite offers from Syracuse, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas Tech.

What do the recruitment sites say?: Three all-around stars. Martin was generally one of the top 20 players in Illinois after high school.

Twitter (X?) feed: @JalilMartin7

Instagram feed: @jay7martin

Interesting nugget of interest: How many high schools can boast an alumni trio that can compete with Mandy Patinkin, Chaka Khan and Da Brat from Kenwood?

Let’s take a look at you: No offseason if you want to earn more playing time

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