The Baylor Bears have already lost a handful of players as a result of the firing of head coach Art Briles. 2016 four-star running back Kam Martin is one of the them and it looks like he is close to finding his new home.
It was reported by ESPN’s Gerry Hamilton on Friday that Martin was taking visits to TCU and Auburn this weekend. He is looking to make his decision soon and it seems to be down to these two schools.
— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) June 24, 2016
Following his visit with the Tigers on Saturday, he said that he will likely make his decision sometime early next week. He also commended Auburn for welcoming him in with open arms.
“I’ll make a decision after my TCU official in the next few days,” Martin told AL.com. “Probably Tuesday I’ll have somewhere I’ll say I’ll go.”
“It was amazing,” Martin said of his Auburn visit. “They treated me like family… The guys really want me and they feel like I can fit real good in their offense. 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.”
If he ends up with Auburn, it would help them out tremendously at the running back position. They lost leading rusher Peyton Barber to the NFL and Roc Thomas, who played a vital backup role, has joined Jacksonville State as a transfer.
TCU would be a big spot for Kam Martin, he would be a big piece for the Horned Frogs as they told him he could be an impact player right away.