Well, all the waiting is over… today is the day. Auburn has seemingly already gotten a recruit to fall into its lap. Yet yesterday, the Tigers have lost a couple that many “experts” thought would come.
Look for Auburn to pull in at least one surprise, they always seem to do that. Hopefully it was not just a Tuberville trait. With some of the BIG names on the big board, we are bound to get one of them. In my opinion getting more than one is just a bonus, or gravy as we say here in the south.
I am not a recruiting guru, in fact I pay little attention at all until signing day. 17/18 year olds have no business in my opinion holding a press conference unless they have discovered the cure for Cancer or AIDS. Just sign your letter and let the news stations and websites let the world know. I have never watched a commitment presser and do not plan on it this year either.
See the right sidebar for a nice write up on upcoming pressers. BravinSeattle has done a good job of compiling them for you.
Before the beginning of the madness I would like to say that so far I am very impressed with the job that Coach Chizik and the staff has done. We have had more quality visits this season then I can remember. Tuberville and his staff were good recruiters, but Chizik and his staff appear to be great. Only time will tell.
UPDATE- Here is the list of our signees from Rivals. We did have a surprise or two with Benton coming to us but we lost a couple as well. I am still thinking that David Oku RB is going to go to Tennessee, but Auburn is still working hard to get him. We are loaded at the RB position, and like all young players wants immediate playing time. I would say that he will end up in Syracuse, but they are in a smaller market. Nothing like the SEC.
Dontae Aycock RB 5-10 216 4.5 5.9 Tampa, FL
Daren Bates DB 5-11 195 4.5 5.4 Olive Branch, MS
DeAngelo Benton WR 6-3 210 4.4 5.8 Chatham, VA
Emory Blake WR 6-1 194 4.6 5.8 Austin, TX
Terrance Coleman DT 6-1 244 4.8 5.7 Mobile, AL
Robert Cooper QB 6-4 204 4.52 5.2 Mobile, AL
Nosa Eguae DE 6-2 234 - 5.7 Mansfield, TX
Jonathan Evans LB 6-0 205 4.5 5.6 Prichard, AL
Nick Fairley DT 6-4 295 4.89 5.6 Wesson, MS
Dee Ford LB 6-2 190 4.46 5.6 Odenville, AL
Eltoro Freeman LB 5-11 218 4.5 5.6 Perkinston, MS
Harris Gaston LB 6-4 225 4.6 5.7 Bessemer, AL
Anthony Gulley RB 5-11 185 4.4 5.6 Brantley, AL
Andre Harris OL 6-4 327 5.67 5.6 Hampton, GA
Josh Jackson DT 6-2 260 - 5.3 Gainesville, GA
Brandon Jacobs RB 6-1 230 4.52 5.6 Lilburn, GA
LaVoyd James WR 5-10 175 4.4 5.6 Mobile, AL
Izauea Lanier ATH 6-1 185 4.5 5.7 Gordo, AL
Philip Lutzenkirchen TE 6-4 245 4.73 5.8 Marietta, GA
Onterio McCalebb RB 6-0 175 4.49 6.0 Chatham, VA
Clint Moseley QB 6-4 200 4.71 5.6 Leroy, AL
Taikwon Paige DB 5-10 175 4.4 5.8 Milledgeville, GA
Tyrik Rollison QB 6-2 185 4.55 6.0 Sulphur Springs, TX
Travante Stallworth WR 5-10 180 4.4 5.5 Leesville, LA
John Sullen OL 6-5 338 - 5.6 Auburn, AL
Reggie Taylor DB 5-10 167 4.4 5.8 Fort Valley, GA
Jamar Travis DT 6-1 298 5.1 5.8 Brewton, AL
Demond Washington ATH 5-9 185 4.4 5.6 Perkinston, MS
War Damn Eagle