Running back Asa Martin left Memphis and entered the transfer portal, according to reports by On3 Sports and 247 Sports.. The former Austin High standout is seeking the fourth stop in his college career. In addition to Memphis, Martin has been part of the programs at Auburn and Miami.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Martin was a four-star recruit after rushing for 2,228 yards with 33 touchdowns as a senior at Austin High in Decatur. He came to Memphis in 2019 and redshirted that season. Over the past three seasons, he combined 776 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns.
Martin should have one year of eligibility remaining.
*Kavosiey Smoke is joining Coach Prime at Colorado. Smoke is a former all-state running back at Wetumpka High and was part of the University of Kentucky program for five seasons.
As a high school senior, he rushed for 1,508 yards and 24 touchdowns to help Wetumpka reach a state championship game for the first time in school history. Wetumpka lost to Pinson Valley in the Class 6A title game. He played in 46 games with five starts in four seasons at Kentucky. He had 1,583 career rushing yards, which is 21st in UK football history, and his 5.42 yards per carry over his career is seventh-best for a Wildcat ball carrier.
Smoke announced his commitment to Deion Sanders' program on Twitter.
*Former UAB tight end Brody Dalton is transferring to Troy. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Dalton entered the transfer portal last week and made his decision earlier this week.
"One of the main reasons I entered the transfer portal was because we got a whole new coaching staff basically, and it was a crazy year with Coach Clark leaving," Dalton said in a text message to 1819 News. "Then Coach V (Bryant Vincent) left as well, and it was going to be all new. So, I just decided to enter the portal to see what my options were."
Dalton added: "It was a very difficult choice to leave because I had been at UAB for nearly two years and made some great relationships. I didn't want to leave them, so it was a very hard decision for me."
Dalton said he had interest from several schools in a short amount of time, including Cincinnati, Oklahoma State, Pitt and North Texas. The former Fyffe High standout said Troy fit his needs best.
"I chose Troy because it is kind of a small town atmosphere, like I'm used to, and felt that it would be a good fit," Dalton said.
*UAB added a big running back out of the transfer portal. Demetrius Battle, a graduate transfer from West Alabama, is coming to UAB.
Battle played four seasons at West Alabama, compiling 1,920 yards and 24 touchdowns. He earned a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications for West Alabama.
Battle graduated from John Carroll Catholic High in Birmingham. He accounted for 2,297 yards and 33 touchdowns while playing for the Cavaliers.
*Former Hoover High Larry McCammon III will take his name out of the portal and return to FAU for his final year, according to On3 Sports. McCammon has 1,547 yards rushing with 15 touchdowns in 34 games for the Owls.
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