In a ceremony at his Spanish Fort, AL high school, consensus 3* Tre Threat joined Auburn's 2016 commitment list as of 11am this morning. Threat is the sixth member of Auburn's 2016 recruiting class, which brings the Tigers up three spots to the 23rd ranked class for 2016 at the moment. He picked the Tigers over offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Clemson, and Louisville, among others. The choice was considered by most recruiting gurus to be between Ole Miss and Auburn. In the end, he chose the Tigers.
With an offer sheet as power-heavy as Threat's, you may wonder why he is only a 3*. One possible reason, according to Keith Niebuhr of 247Sports, is that he hasn't been a big camp attendee, which means he hasn't been seen as much or as often. It's very possible he could climb in the rankings during his senior season.
Auburn is losing a lot of linebackers at the end of 2015. Cassanova McKinzy, Kris Frost, Kenny Flowers, and Justin Garrett are the primary contributors. JaViere Mitchell will be a junior. Tre Williams is a rising sophomore with a lot of promise, and Cameron Toney showed promise in A-Day. The only other real possibility as a contributor is Deshaun Davis, a redshirt freshman this coming season.
Three linebackers will join Auburn in 2015 as freshman: stud Jeff Holland, Richard McBryde, and manchild Montavious Atkinson. Good depth at linebacker is something the Tigers have been lacking for years and need to fix, so if Lance Thompson and Will Muschamp (and area recruiter Dameyune Craig) want Threat, I think it's a safe bet that he's going to be good.
Oh, and DAT HAIR...
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