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2018 4* RB Asa Martin

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DECATUR, AL (Austin)

Ht 6-0 Wt 193

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AU offered today 2/13/17

Plans to be an EE

Other offers include UF, UGA, LSU, & Tennessee

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Interview after AU offer

 

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Asa Martin had an important notification on his phone when he finished his high school basketball practice Monday.

It was a direct message from Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton who wanted Martin to give him a call when he was free. Martin obliged. On the other side of the line, Horton and offensive line coach Herb Hand chatted with Martin for a few minutes — nothing out of the ordinary for Auburn’s player-friendly coaches.

Then, Horton halted the small talk and got to the purpose of the phone call.

“Him and coach Hand talked for a little bit, then they told me they wanted to offer me a scholarship to Auburn University,” Martin told SEC Country. “I’m really excited about it. It’s one I’ve been waiting for.”

The 6-foot, 193-pound running back is the No. 11 back in the country. Auburn is the 17th offer for the 4-star running back from Decatur, Ala. Martin’s previous offers include Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss, Baylor, LSU, Oregon, Wisconsin and Tennessee, to name the top programs.

Auburn RB target Asa Martin (Sam Spiegelman/SEC Country)
Auburn RB target Asa Martin (Sam Spiegelman/SEC Country)

Still, neither of the in-state SEC schools had offered the eighth-ranked prospect in the state of Alabama — until Monday.

Auburn immediately enters the equation for Martin, though he said all programs that have offered remain on equal footing.

“No leaders right now. Not yet. I’m just really enjoying the process,” Martin said.

That hasn’t stopped Martin from assessing why Auburn seems like the right fit.

Martin’s communications with Auburn picked up upon Chip Lindsey’s hire as offensive coordinator. Lindsey is a big reason Martin made the trip for the January junior day. Lindsey told Martin that he sat down with Gus Malzahn last week to evaluate Martin’s film. They both liked what they saw, which led to the offer.

Martin has always had a high opinion of Auburn. His appreciation has grown as Lindsey, Horton, Hand and Malzahn have told him how the “new” offense might match his skill set better than before.

“They’re doing a couple new things on offense this year to get the running backs’ hands in the passing game a little more. I really like that,” Martin said. “I’ve got real good hands out of the backfield. That’s something I pride myself on.”

Martin is deep in basketball season, so it’s hard for him to make regular recruiting trips this spring. He still has plans to make it to Ole Miss in March. Martin also expects to go to Oklahoma. He said the Sooners are the one team who he communicates with regularly that hasn’t offered yet.

He hopes that will change soon. Once those final offers flow in, Martin will begin narrowing in on his top preferences.

“I ain’t really rushing the decision,” Martin said. “It’ll probably be late this year. I’m going to graduate early. Somewhere around that time.”

 

 

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Always liked the name Asa and when was the last time anyone from Austin High signed with Auburn??

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Big offer. Lot of talented backs in this class, close to home.

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43 minutes ago, au_bsci_04 said:

Big offer. Lot of talented backs in this class, close to home.

I like several out of this class and Asa looks like a good one. Just from the short amount of film ive watched he reminds me of the baylor RB that played when stidham was there. Linwood? I didnt hear much talk about him but was blown away when watching stidhams games against K st, okie st, and OU.

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17 hours ago, augolf1716 said:

Always liked the name Asa and when was the last time anyone from Austin High signed with Auburn??

It's been a really long time. 

Austin is my Alma Mater. We have a very good coach now, and It is great to see us having legit SEC prospects. 

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We don't get many from Decatur,it is a bammer strong hold.I would bet if they want him they will get him.

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J. Powers is the last one I can remember from Decatur. He went to DHS. He was a really good kid and a great Auburn man. 

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Keith has now CBd Asa and Joiner to AU. I can dig it!

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Well, some good news as far as that sort of thing goes, I know AHS's coach and he will not play that game.

He is an honest guy who genuinely cares about his players on and off the field. A potential bribe would be a strong negative for him. 

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Thread cleaned. Stay focused on Asa Martin peeps.

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