Auburn lost two running backs over the off-season. Peyton Barber left for the NFL Draft. Recently, Roc Thomas, a dynamic athlete, announced his intention to transfer.
With that, there have been plenty of questions about where Auburn will turn in 2016. Jovon Robinson, Kerryon Johnson, and Malik Miller are more than capable, and Kamryn Pettway and Chandler Cox can tote the rock, as well. However, there were questions on who would be the speed back with Thomas gone.
Tonight, that question has been answered. Kameron Martin, a 5'10, 178 lbs All-Purpose Back and a former Baylor signee who was released from his LOI following Art Briles' firing, announced his intentions to commit and sign with Auburn. He should be enrolling in school very soon.
I'm officially an Auburn Tiger .... pic.twitter.com/HDprKEIrF8— Kam Martin ⁶ (@TeamKamMartin) June 27, 2016
Martin officially visited Auburn earlier this weekend. He was set to visit TCU today before making his decision. I don't know if he actually made it to Ft Worth or not, but apparently he decided he'd already seen enough and wanted to be a Tiger.
Kam Martin was a 4* All-Purpose Back during the last recruiting cycle. He was the 7th ranked APB in the nation according to the 247Sports composite. He had offers from just about everyone. Auburn showed interest and pursued him somewhat during the cycle, but he was so locked in with Baylor that they never made a serious push for him. Now, he's a Tiger.
Yup. I like him. He'll be able to contribute immediately this season.
The 2016 recruiting cycle is over and done with, but he's yet another addition. How his addition might change the rankings really doesn't matter all that much. Of the 2016 class, there are still a few who haven't reported. QB Woody Barrett is arriving this weekend. Nick Coe and Marlon Character are still waiting on some grade issues. The other two, Tashawn Manning and Brodarious Hamm, are still recovering from cancer.
To see all of our coverage of the 2016 class from signing day, check out the story stream from back in February.