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Auburn secures late addition to 2016 class in former Baylor signee Kameron Martin

Former Baylor signee Kameron Martin committed to Auburn Sunday night.
Former Baylor signee Kameron Martin committed to Auburn Sunday night. Courtesy

Auburn continues to reshape its backfield in the wake of surprise departures of Peyton Barber and Roc Thomas. The Tigers received a commitment from former Baylor signee Kameron Martin on Sunday night.

Martin was a long-time Baylor commit before signing with the school in February. The Memorial High alum out of Texas verbally committed to the school in July 2014.

The running back was days away from enrolling, but requested a release after the university decided to fire coach Art Briles in the wake of an investigation into the program’s response to sexual and domestic violence by his players. Martin was one of five signees granted a release from from their national letters of intent last week.

Baylor’s decision allowed the players to enroll at another school without penalty. Without the release, the student-athletes would have to sit out the upcoming season and lose a year of eligibility.

Martin will immediately enroll at Auburn and play this fall.

The highly sought after 4-star running back, who 247 Sports ranked as one of the top 10 all-purpose backs in the 2016 class, picked the Tigers over TCU after taking official visits to both schools last week.

Martin’s speed — he runs a sub-4.4 40-yard dash — and versatility could help him compete for early playing time. The 5-foot-10, 178-pounder rushed for more than 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns during his high school career.