Martel Hight - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#25 Martel Hight


Class Sophomore
Height 6-0
Weight 175
Hometown Rome, Ga.
High School Rome

NIL on Opendorse

As a Freshman (2023)
• Played in 11 games as a true freshman, finishing the season with 38 tackles
• First freshman in school history with an interception return for a touchdown
• Midseason All-SEC, honorable mention defense (College Football Network)
• Returned an interception for a touchdown to open the scoring at UNLV. He is the first freshman in school history and first Commodore since 2019 to return an interception for a touchdown.
• Preseason True Freshman All-American (247 Sports)

Prior to Vandy
• Four-star prospect per On3 and ESPN, boasting an 89.30 rating and four-start status per the On3 Industry Comparison
• No. 22 cornerback in the nation according to Rivals and No. 23 prospect in Georgia per ESPN
• Committed to Vandy over offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Florida and Central Florida
• Named 6-AAAAAA Region Athlete/All-Purpose Player of the Year after helping Rome to a 12-2 record and state semifinals
• Also plays basketball and runs track
• Owns a personal best high jump of 6 feet, 6 inches
• Played for coach John Reid at Rome