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The Herd Gets Stronger: Tyas Martin commits to the CU Buffs

The Colorado Buffaloes add their second commit in as many days and No. 8 overall with three-star defensive lineman Tyas Martin

The herd just keeps getting stronger. 

And a little bigger, too. 

The Colorado Buffaloes picked up a commitment from three-star defensive lineman Tyas Martin on Friday. 

Martin is a 6-foot-3, 320-pounder out of Jacksonville (Ark.). He reported seven total offers and five of them were from Power 5 programs including Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

He was originally committed to Virginia Tech in April before decommitting on June 23. 

The Buffs offered only a couple of weeks ago but defensive line coach Chris Wilson has been building their relationship since he decommitted from VT. 

Wilson's cousin trains Martin in Arkansas. 

“I love Coach Wilson,” Martin said. “He’s a hard-nosed coach. He just came from the Eagles so he has a Super Bowl ring and coached one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL (Fletcher Cox). He’s just a good coach.”

Martin was recently named a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate.

The SI All-American analysts had this to say about Martin, "Prospects of his sheer size and movement ability are few and far between. Projects as a multi-year starter at 0-1 technique, with NFL potential if further training and conditioning maximize raw athletic traits."

His size is what is going to jump off the page but he is much more than just a big body to plug in the middle. 

"Much more than a mauler, and knows it," his breakdown said. "Equally comfortable plugging at point of attack as penetrating into the backfield. Capable of taking on double teams, diagnosing, then shedding to the ball."

The Buffs now have commitments from recruits from North Carolina, Arkansas, Nevada and Florida. Four states that haven't normally been in their pipeline.