Miami football and baseball top six for 2022 Tennessee legacy QB Kaden Martin

Knoxville Catholic’s Kaden Martin (17) during the team’s practice on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.Kns Catholic Football Bp
Knoxville Catholic’s Kaden Martin (17) during the team’s practice on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.Kns Catholic Football Bp /

The Miami football and baseball programs were named in the top six for Tennessee legacy quarterback and baseball player Kaden Martin. Martin is the son of former Volunteers quarterback Tee Martin who succeeded Peyton Manning and led Tennessee to the 1998 inaugural BCS National Championship.

The five other finalists for Martin in addition to Miami are Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Oregon and Tennessee. Tee Martin is the assistant head coach and wide receivers coach at Tennessee. He was previously the offensive coordinator at USC. There are currently no crystal balls for the four-star QB for Knoxville Catholic.

Kaden Martin is the 298th player, eighth-ranked dual-threat quarterback and 11th ranked player in Tennessee in the Class of 2022. Martin is one of 11 QBs and four dual-threat signal-callers that Miami has offered in the Class of 2022. Miami has three QBs currently on their roster who are expected to be on the 2022 roster.

Redshirt freshman Peyton Matocha, freshman Tyler Van Dyke and 2021 signee Jake Garcia will likely compete with whoever the Miami football program signs in the 2022 class to be the starting QB that season. Martin is planning on playing baseball and football in college but is projected to be an early-round MLB draftee in 2022.

Martin spoke to Ryan Callahan of 247 Sports about his intentions for college. Martin states he is still trying to figure out where he will go, that he wants to take his visits and has to weigh where he could be selected in the MLB Draft and if it’s financially advantageous for him to forego college for a professional baseball career.

"“Really, just trying to figure out what school I want to go to…Just been talking to a lot of schools. I’m going to take all my visits, just to kind of see, what’s the best fit for me? I’ve also got a draft next year.I’ve got to worry about, too, so just kind of seeing what slot I might be at and got to make a decision on, if the money’s right, go there or go to college. Sometimes guys get picked not low, but later on in the draft and still get really good money.It all depends. It all depends on, financially, if that’s good for me or if I need three years of college to have me prepared for MLB. I love football. I still love football and baseball. They’re both 50-50, but if the money’s great, the money’s good and it’s good for me financially, then that’s perfect…My recruitment’s wide open.”It doesn’t really matter where my dad is. I’m going to go to what’s the best school for me.”"

Martin is a left-handed pitcher and outfielder. He also throws left-handed at quarterback. Miami baseball coach Gino DiMare has also reportedly been in on the recruitment of Martin. Martin would be a good fit for the Hurricanes sluggers who will likely lose some key juniors to the 2021 MLB Draft.

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The Miami football program currently has four-star defensive tackle Brandon Cleveland from Tampa and three-star defensive end Jamaal Johnson from Chaminade-Madonna in Hollywood as the sole commits to the Class of 2022. Martin is likely a few months away from announcing which program he will commit to.