Deon Martin Jr. lands with FCS program

One-time California verbal Deon Martin Jr. (Bakersfield, Calif./Stockdale) signed with Eastern Washington of the Football Championship Subdivision, according to the school's official website.

Martin is a 5-foot-8, 189-pound running back whom ESPN considers the nation's 66th-best running back in the nation. His evaluation states, "Martin is a small but explosive package at the running back position. He may be short but is thickly-built, compact with a wide power base. ... He can run between the tackles, get outside, pick up the blitz and catch the ball out of the backfield."

The Eagles, who reached the final four this season, signed 17 players for 2013.