Asa Martin, a four-star tailback out of Decatur, has verbally committed to the Tigers.
Martin is Auburn's first runningback in the class of 2018 and the fifth four-star recruit for the Tigers, joining athlete Joey Gatewood, wide receiver Matthew Hill, athlete Quindarious Monday and linebacker Michael Harris. Auburn's current 2018 class holds 13 recruits.
The tailback played all but his junior season at Austin High School in Decatur. His junior year, Martin played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Martin accounted for four touchdowns at IMG, a year after rushing for 1,374 yards and 12 scores amid Austin's state semifinals run.
"The feeling of playing in front of your home state will be a good thing," Martin said in an interview with AL.com.
Martin is regarded as the top tailback in the state and No. 7 in nationally in his position by Rivals.com. The 6-foot, 200-pound athlete chose Auburn over the Florida Gators, Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide.
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