Dan Lanning’s hiring of Demetrice Martin to coach the Ducks’ secondary has paid immediate dividends. On Saturday, the Ducks landed Martin’s son.

Cole Martin, a 2023 4-star cornerback, announced his commitment to the Ducks. He had interest in Colorado, Demetrice’s former school, as well as Arizona State, USC, and UCLA. He’s the first known commitment to Oregon’s 2023 class, what will be Lanning’s first full cycle as head coach.

A Chandler (Ariz.) product, Martin is already regarded as one of the better players in his class. According to the 247 Composite, he’s the ninth-best corner and the second-best player from the state of Arizona. Overall, Martin is rated as the 87th-best player in his class.

“I always liked Oregon and I already had a good relationship with coach Dan Lanning,” Martin told 247Sports’ Greg Biggins. He offered me at Georgia before he came over to Oregon. He’s a special dude, he’s not just a regular coach, he’s a great guy as well plus a great coach and I can’t wait to play for him.”

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound corner feels like a prototypical slot/nickel-type corner who plays with quickness and an edge. He had nearly 30 Power Five offers.

At Oregon, Martin will be coached by his father. Demetrice was hired by Lanning to be the Ducks’ new corners coach a little over a week ago. “I can’t wait to play for Coach Lanning,” Martin told 247Sports, “and then having a chance to play for my dad is the icing on the cake.”