Perkinston, Miss. --Committed to the Auburn Tigers for five days in early July before backing off his decision, big juco wide receiver Brandon Martin was back on the Plains this weekend as part of a picnic with the coaches and plenty of fellow recruits. While he didn’t comment on what led to his change of heart, Martin said it was just nice to be back and see everything again.
“It was a blessing to get another chance to come up there and meet with the coaches and stuff again,” Martin said. “I'm glad I got a chance to come back.
“Everything is together and they do everything as a family,” he added of Auburn. “I feel comfortable there.”
Making his second visit to see the campus in just over a month and back for the first time since his decommitment, Martin said for him just having the chance to talk to Gus Malzahn, Kodi Burns and the rest of the coaches and feel like nothing has changed was really big for him.
“They’re still recruiting me hard,” 6-4, 215 Martin said. “They told me to take my time because I’m still their No. 1 guy.
“They didn’t really get mad about it. They were cool about it.”
Planning to graduate in December, Martin’s timetable for making a decision is still coming up in the next few months and that means visits this fall. He said he’ll likely be on the Auburn campus Sept. 3 for the season opener against Clemson and he’ll be back again later in the year for an official visit.
Planning to bring his family back along for those trips, Martin said that will big in his decision making process as far as Auburn is concerned.
“It’s important because I would like for my mom to spend more time with the coaches and get to know them if it’s going to the school I’m going to,” the prospect said.