Auburn Recruiting Nuggets -- Aug. 17, 2012

These nuggets should make you as happy as Trooper...

  • Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few days, you know that Michael Carvell of the Atlanta-Journal Constituion reported that Reuben Foster and his mother met with NCAA officials on Monday. Well, it turns out that report wasn't accurate and later in the afternoon Bryan Matthews of 24/7Sports reported that Foster and his mother were meeting with AHSAA official regarding his transfer to Auburn High School. This was a routine meeting, and the AHSAA meets with almost every player that transfers. This afternoon, Justin Hokanson reported that the AHSAA gave Foster the "all clear" to play this season at Auburn High.
  • Auburn is still very much a player for Georgia commit Tray Matthews. Matthews and his father both loved their recent visit to the Plains and it only heightened the defensive back's interest in the Tigers. The commitment of Foster also helps, since the two have said they will play together in college. But one must remember these are 18 year old kids, so take that with a grain of salt.
  • Carl Lawson told AuburnSports.com he will only officially visit Auburn. There was some talk after his commitment that he would still take a few more visits just to enjoy the recruiting process, but it seems Lawson is completely set on Auburn and will focus all his attention to his final season of high school football before reporting to Auburn next fall.
  • The No. 1 target left on Auburn's board right now is top defensive tackle Montravius Adams, and all indications are that Auburn is his leader. Adams has made friendships with the other tolp defensive prospects in Auburn's class and is especially good friends with Lawson and the two keep in regular contact
  • Auburn still seems to be the leader for both top running backs Greg Bryant and Derrick Green. After Bryant's de-commitment from Oklahoma, many thought he would immediately flip to Auburn, but that wasn't the case. Bryant decided to slow down his recruiting and cancelled his scheduled visit to Auburn. That isn't necessarily a bad sign for Auburn; Bryant just wanted to take some time to clear his head. Green, on the other hand, could be nearing a decision very soon. According to AuburnSports.com, he has said he would like to end his recruitment before the beginning of his senior season and recently narrowed his list to 6, including: Michigan, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Oregon and Auburn. Auburn has probably been the frontrunner for Green since his visit last month and that hasn't changed. He'll take a visit to Auburn this weekend, which could play a big role in his decision.
  • Auburn probably doesn't have room for both Bryant and Green, and the word is that the Tigers will take whichever commitment comes first.
  • One To Watch: Alabama commitment O.J. Howard has been quiet lately, but some feel Auburn is still in play for the athletic tight end. Auburn's chances aren't great, but they aren't dead in the water either. Howard enjoyed his time playing in the Rivals Five-Star Challenge with the Auburn commits and is very good friends with Foster. Howard's recruitment will be one to keep an eye on up until pen hits paper.
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