Auburn has a bit more to be thankful for today on the recruiting trail, as the first wide receiver of the 2016 class committed to the Tigers this afternoon. Composite 3* Noah Igbinoghene announced on Twitter this afternoon that he will be an Auburn Tiger.
Igbinoghene is a 6'0, 190 lbs receiver from Hewitt-Trussville. Auburn offered him a few weeks ago and he's always been high on Auburn. He's already a good fit coming from Hewitt-Trussville, whose head coach Josh Floyd is a Malzahn protege. He's going to come into Auburn already having a good grasp of the offense. He's also a track runner and has some wheels. He runs in the high 10 seconds, low 11 seconds in the 100m dash.
He was being pursued by Duke, Notre Dame, and a number of other schools. Ole Miss offered him at the end of October, as well. He chose the Tigers in an announcement on Twitter, this afternoon.
Igbinoghene is Auburn's 16th commitment of the 2017 class. He bumps Auburn up to 11th in the nation and 5th in the SEC, just ahead of Tennessee. The Tigers still have somewhere around 8-9 spots left in this class. They'll likely want to take one more wide receiver, but it's not the highest priority after last year's stellar class at the position.