The Sun Devils are one step closer to finding a new quarterback for the post-Jayden Daniels era.
Four-star dual-threat quarterback Kaden Martin cut his list down to six schools on Friday and Arizona State remained firmly in contention.
Oregon was the only other Pac-12 school to survive as Martin narrows his focus. He is also considering Miami, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia Tech as his final choices.
Martin is the 289th-ranked player nationally, the eighth-ranked dual-threat quarterback, and the 11th-ranked player in the state of Tennessee for his position.
Weighing in at 6-foot and 205 pounds, the left-handed Martin is also an exceptional pitcher and outfielder for Knoxville Catholic. In eighth grade, he received offers from Alabama and Florida Atlantic University for both sports.
He expects to continue playing baseball in college and told Ryan Callahan of 247sports.com that “they’re both 50-50” and he is keeping his options open.
Martin is the son of former Vols quarterback Tee Martin, who took over the starting role following Peyton Manning’s departure for the NFL and led the team to the BCS National Championship in 1998.
Following a brief stint in the league, the elder Martin began coaching and landed roles at New Mexico, Kentucky, and USC. He is currently the wide receivers coach for Tennessee.
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