Auburn football podcast: Will Asa Martin choose Auburn?

Welcome to The Podcast on the Plains, SEC Country’s daily Auburn Football podcast with host Zac Blackerby. On today’s show, SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk joins us in studio to discuss Auburn recruiting.

Asa Martin, the top running back in the state of Alabama, will announce his decision between Auburn and Alabama on Thursday morning. Blackerby and Wolk discuss the chances of the Tigers landing Martin over the Crimson Tide. Alabama has a track record of defeating Auburn in 1-on-1 recruiting battles, but Wolk explains how Alabama’s recruiting success could lessen its chances in bringing in Martin. As a running back, Martin’s path to more playing time is less congested if he were to land on the Plains opposed to Tuscaloosa.

Wolk gets put on the spot and is asked to make his prediction on Martin’s verbal commitment on today’s podcast. His answer will surprise some people. He predicts Auburn will land Martin’s commitment. The Tigers will have a chance to round out the running backs in their recruiting class on Thursday if all goes well. He’d join Shaun Shivers as the other running back in Auburn’s 2018 class.

Wolk discussed his trip to Atlanta this past weekend to spend time watching and speaking to Auburn targets and commitments. The latest Tigers commit, wide receiver Matthew Hill, had a rough outing largely due to factors out of his control. Linebacker and Auburn commit Michael Harris caught Wolk’s eye. He is a high energy guy that is the centerpiece of his defense and is a well-defined leader.

Wolk will join Blackerby on the Friday edition of the Podcast on the Plains to react to Martin’s decision.

Be on the lookout at 3:30 p.m. ET every weekday for the The Podcast on the Plains.

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