Former Baylor signee Kameron Martin expects to make his decision on whether to attend Auburn or TCU on Tuesday, he told AL.com’s Wesley Sinor.
Martin visited Auburn on Friday and Saturday and reportedly plans to check out TCU on Sunday. Per SEC Country reporter Brandon Marcello, Martin hung out at coach Gus Malzahn’s house, and the visit went well.
Martin, a 4-star running back and rated seventh nationally by 247Sports’ composite rankings, called his visit to the Plains “amazing.”
“They treated me like family … The guys really want me and they feel like I can fit real good in their offense,” Martin told Sinor. “They feel like I can come in there and play running back. My thing is, I just want to go somewhere where I can compete at the highest level. The SEC is the highest level.”
Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee was Martin’s primary recruiter before he initially signed with Baylor. Baylor allowed five signees to transfer without NCAA penalty in the wake of former coach Art Briles being suspended with the intent to terminate. He will be immediately eligible to play in the fall.
The Port Arthur, Texas native runs the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds. He rushed for 963 yards and six touchdowns to go along with 10 catches for 133 yards during his senior season at Memorial High.
Martin’s recruitment makes it at least three players with Baylor connections Auburn is actively recruiting. The Tigers consider quarterback Kellen Mond, a former Baylor commitment, its top target in the class of 2017. He is expected to announce a decision between Auburn and Texas A&M before July 17.
The timing is perfect for Auburn, as the NCAA’s recruiting calendar hits a dead period starting Monday. It ends July 10.