Good morning, everyone. If you're like me you're absolutely drained from the long day, yesterday. I got to campus around 9:45 and didn't leave until almost 12 hours later after a long day of tailgating, sitting in the absolutely brutal sun, waiting out the storm, and then standing around in the pouring rain for the game to finish. I stayed up to watch LSU pull an amazing comeback against Wisconsin before collapsing somewhere around midnight.
So it was quite a nice surprise to wake up this morning just in time to check Twitter and see the news that Bruce Pearl wasn't going to let Auburn's football glories keep him from snagging the spotlight yet again. 4* shooting guard Nu Williams (6'2", 160lbs) from Santa Monica, California committed to the Tigers on Saturday night.
According to 247sports, he's the 102 ranked player in the country, and the 31st ranked shooting guard (157 and 43 according to their composite of recruiting rankings). According to the 247sports Auburn site "Auburn Undercover," the Tigers recruited Williams to play point guard.
This is another huge pick-up for Bruce Pearl's first full recruiting class with the Tigers. This makes four big time commitments in the last week, all of which are ranked 4*s in at least once service. According to the 247sports composite, all except Nu Williams are composite 4*s. If you're playing the roster numbers game, you know that Auburn is likely going to have to find some room to fit all these players, especially if Bruce Pearl adds any more. The recent "indefinite leave" of Alex Thompson and Ronald Delph could lead to two open spots (one spot will have to open in the near future if Auburn wants recent commit Trayvon Reed to show up at the end of fall semester and play immediately next semester.
I keep saying this, but I'm amazed that in the morning after the first Auburn football game of the year (and a very good game that showed lots of promise for the season, at that), the first thing I do when I sit at my computer is write a story on Auburn basketball. War Eagle, Coach Pearl. You're definitely making it feel like the end of football season will not be the end of fun for Auburn in the Big Three sports for the year.