Signee 101: Get to know 4-star Auburn RB Asa Martin

Asa Martin made a major splash when he committed to Auburn over Alabama just before the start of his senior season. On Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, Martin signed with the Tigers.

The 4-star running back from Decatur, Ala., was the most sought-after running back in the Yellowhammer State, and it came down to the Tigers and the Crimson Tide. Martin was one of the biggest recruiting wins of the 2018 recruiting cycle for Gus Malzahn & Co.

Here’s all you need to know about the feature running back of the 2018 class:

4-star running back Asa Martin

247Sports composite ranking: No. 9 running back, No. 6 prospect in Alabama, No. 195 overall

Hometown: Decatur, Ala.

School: Austin

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 200 pounds

Offers: 24, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Baylor, LSU, Michigan, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oregon, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, TCU and Wisconsin.

Commitment: Aug. 24, 2017

Early enrollee: Yes

Senior season stats: 2,228 rushing yards, 33 rushing touchdowns, 399 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns and 2 passing touchdowns.

Where he fits at Auburn: The Tigers have a history of churning out 1,000-yard rushers in the Gus Malzahn era. Martin’s role will be to fulfill that legacy. The question now is when his time will come. A lot will be dependent on the upcoming NFL departure decisions from Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson. Martin likely will find his way into the rotation in some fashion during his freshman campaign. Because of his footwork and patience, Martin is likely to hear a lot of Kerryon Johnson comparisons during his time at Auburn. He won’t shy away from those lofty expectations.

What we’ve written about Asa Martin

Asa Martin highlights

The post Signee 101: Get to know 4-star Auburn RB Asa Martin appeared first on SEC Country.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.