Lanard Fournette, St. Aug rally past McDonogh 35 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- St. Augustine High School's Justice McCoy, left, fumbles while being hit by McDonogh 35 High School's Sci Martin, left, during a game at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans on Saturday, September 6, 2014.


McDonogh 35 defensive end Sci Martin has scheduled his signing date: It’s this Friday.

Martin will sign with either LSU, TCU or Alabama during a ceremony set for about 11:30 a.m. at his New Orleans-based high school, he said in a text message.

Martin, a 6-4, 230-pound three star prospect, 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.