Regardless of the recruiting service, Asa Martin is one of the nation’s top-10 running backs.
When it comes to fit, Auburn feels like the best match for Martin’s ability because of his run and pass-catching talent. Martin committed to Auburn on Thursday over Alabama, Clemson and Florida.
What is the expectation for Martin at Auburn?
Martin’s high school coach Jeremy Perkins went straight to his star player’s multi-purpose skill set.
“I think it’s the overall package with Asa,” Perkins told SEC Country. “His versatility makes him someone you want on your team. He’s a very competitive young man. He doesn’t back down from anyone. He will work hard to be the best. He’s a special player. There’s not anything that he can’t do.”
Martin played part of last season for IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and accumulated nearly 400 yards in both the running game and the passing game.
Perkins felt like Martin would’ve been a great fit for any style of offense. But what Austin High School (Decatur, Ala.) runs on offense is similar to what Auburn does offensively, and Perkins expects Martin to excel in that regard.
“I think he has the skill set to do so many different things,” Perkins said. “I know he can be a great downhill runner. He can run the zone and stretch plays. He does that for us. He can fit in the spread system where he’s running more power, sweeps and inside-outside zones out of the shotgun. He fits in any system. There’s a lot of variety in his game.”
As for the firmness of Martin’s commitment, Perkins was the first to dispel concerns about a chance of a future flip.
“I think he has taken the due diligence needed to make this decision,” Perkins said. “I think he’s going to feel very comfortable with this.”
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