Sci Martin, choosing between LSU, TCU and Alabama, pushes back signing ceremony to Monday _lowres


Sci Martin is having to delay his signing – again.

Martin, the three-star defensive end out of McDonogh 35, is postponing his signing ceremony to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the school, he said in a text to The Advocate.

Martin was scheduled to sign in a ceremony Friday, but a string of severe thunderstorms has forced McDonogh 35 to close Friday. Martin will sign with either LSU, TCU or Alabama.

Martin, a 6-4, 230-pounder, is a TCU commitment who many believe the Tigers have a shot to flip. He did not ink with a school on national signing day last month because his mother fell ill and was hospitalized.

LSU has plenty of room for more signees in the 2016 class.

LSU signed 23 prospects, including five mid-year enrollees, in the 2016 class. Two of those five mid-year enrollees are expected to count back to the 2015 class, leaving the Tigers with as many as four open spots in this year’s group. Teams are allowed to sign a maximum of 25 new scholarship players each year.

Martin is one of many the Tigers are targeting to fill out the class.

LSU offered Holmes County Community College defensive end Josiah Coatney, reported Monday. Coatney, a 6-5, 285 pounder, has offers from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, according to

Coatney, a native of Douglassville, Ga., will visit South Carolina on March 19, the website reported. He finished with three sacks, 46 tackles and had an interception in his freshman season last year at Holmes. Coatney would have three years of eligibility at LSU.

Another 2016 prospect on LSU’s radar, East St. John receiver Da’Monte Coxie, is likely headed to junior college. The LSU commitment visited Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College last month.

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