CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - Conway running back Jah'Maine Martin has made his college commitment, and will stay in town to play for Joe Moglia at Coastal Carolina University. Martin's top three schools were CCU, Western Carolina and The Citadel.
Martin ran for 1,143 yards and 19 touchdowns for Conway. He also caught for 206 yards and three more scores, helping the Tigers to a 9-3 record on the year.
Coastal Carolina is fresh off a 9-3 season, and will begin its transition to the Sun Belt next year. In 2016 the Chants will operate as an FCS Independent, ineligible for postseason play. There is no decision yet if Martin will redshirt his freshman year. In 2017 Coastal will be a member of the Sun Belt, and 2018 is when CCU will play its first season as a bowl-eligible, FBS member.