4-Star RB Asa Martin Loves Family Atmosphere At UF

    Four-star running back Asa Martin loves Florida football's family atmosphere, and still has the Gators at the top of his list.

    March 27, 2017

    Four-star running back Asa Martin loves Florida football’s family atmosphere, and still has the Gators at the top of his list.


    Out of Decatur, Alabama, 4-star running back Asa Martin is the top-ranked tailback in the state and the No. 13 overall back in the nation’s 2018 recruiting class. He’s also one of the top targets of some of the nation’s premier programs.

    Having taken an unofficial visit to Florida on St. Patrick’s Day, Martin walked away impressed enough to name the Gators leaders in his recruitment. At The Opening in Atlanta, Martin reaffirmed Florida’s place in the lead while also naming a couple of schools just off the pace.

    “Florida is recruiting me the hardest,” Martin told 247Sports. “So are Auburn and Michigan, Nebraska – so there are a lot of schools.

    “Florida is my leader right now. Probably Auburn and Michigan right behind them.”

    Martin hasn’t yet settled on an announcement date, but it’ll likely come before his senior season commences. That will give him and his family enough time to find a program with which they’re comfortable. Martin says that one area of importance is finding a place that provides a family atmosphere – something that Florida apparently excels in.

    “I have a good relationship with Coach [Ja’Juan] Seider; I like Coach Mac. There’s a family atmosphere around there, and they’re a top program.”

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