Report: Baylor RB signee Kameron Martin requests release
Baylor running back signee Kameron Martin has requested his release and does not plan to enroll at the university, according to ESPN's Max Olson.
Martin committed to Baylor in July 2014 and signed his national letter of intent in February. He was recruited by head coach Art Briles, who was fired by the university on Thursday after controversy followed the school’s handling of rape allegations involving football players.
No decision has been made on a permanent successor to Briles. Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett may accept the role.
Months of investigation uncovered a number of instances in which Baylor officials and coaches were aware of sexual assault allegations against players but did not pursue disciplinary action. University president Ken Starr had been fired as a result of the scandal, but announced on Thursday that he had been moved to the role of Chancellor. David Garland has been named interim president, and athletic director Ian McCaw has been sanctioned and placed on probation, the school announced.
Martin was ranked No. 112 overall in the class of 2016 and the No. 6 running back, according to Scout.com.
The university has yet to make a final decision on its incoming freshmen and whether they will be released from the letters of intent they signed in February.