Auburn's 2016 recruiting class picked up commitment #16 this morning, and man is it a big one.
WDE. no interviews. pic.twitter.com/2B7thl7zgj— Dog Soldier (@KDSZN) November 25, 2015
That would be Kyle Davis, of Archer High School in Lawrenceville, GA. He's the top wide receiver in the nation according to 247Sports and their composite. He's 6'1.5, 218 lbs, so he's got a big frame. He committed to Auburn while holding offers from pretty much everyone in college football. The Tigers' real competition was UGA and Tennessee, though. The 247Sports Crystal Ball even had him at 76% UGA.
Look on his works and rejoice.
So I think it's obvious why he's listed as the best WR prospect in the nation, yes? He's got the moves of a shifty WR, great hands, and with his body and frame he finishes plays like a power running back. He doesn't just go to the ground, he fights hard for the extra yards.
He's everything we hoped Duke Williams would be on the field, and we have him for at least three years. He's an immediate game changer for Auburn's offense in a position that desperately needs new blood. Auburn's best receivers for this season - Ricardo Louis and Melvin Ray - are seniors. Davis is someone who will step in (as an early enrollee, even) and immediately be a starter and someone that is going to draw away a lot of focus.
Now we just have to make sure we have a quarterback who will get the ball to him. We'll see what the deal is with that situation as this season winds up and we get to spring.
Talk about a big change. With Davis' pledge, Auburn jumps all the way up to 10th in the nation and 5th in the SEC. There are still a number of big names out there that the Tigers are in play for, particularly on the defensive line. If Auburn were somehow to land Defensive Tackles Antwuan Jackson and Rashan Gary (unlikely, but the Tigers are in play for them), they would jump all the way up to 4th in the nation with a few more spots still left to fill. So, for anyone who was worried about recruiting, this is why we tell you not to get too wrapped up in it until we get down to the wire.
Davis joins Eli Stove as the two WRs Auburn has committed in this class. The Tigers could be done at the position unless someone like Nate Craig-Myers wants to rejoin the class or they decide one of the JUCO or sleeper recruits is a must have.
War Eagle! Enjoy your Thanksgiving with this fantastic bit of news.