Where does the wide receiver position stand at Auburn, right now? Well, we're hoping that a bunch of freshman are readily able to contribute this season. There really isn't much in the way of experienced older depth on the team.
The Tigers added some significant help in that arena this afternoon with the commitment of the #1 JUCO wide receiver in the nation, Brandon Martin, from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Martin was an Under Armour All-American who originally committed to LSU during his first go around in the recruiting world. He signed with them as part of the 2015 recruiting class, and then went to MGCCC. He had offers from Auburn, Louisville, Arizona State, Florida, LSU, and Mississippi State among others. His lead recruiters were Rhett Lashlee and Kodi Burns.
You want a big body wide receiver? Martin is 6'4, 205 lbs. That's quite a big frame. DBs are getting taller in the SEC, too, but 6'4 is still pretty huge for a wide receiver. The Tigers are definitely racking up on the tall receivers.
These are pretty old, as they're from high school, but they still look pretty good.
Martin's commitment should bump Auburn up from 19th to 15th in the nation, with 11 total commitments. There could be another 2-3 big names committing in the next few weeks, too. I'd look for a good possibility of 3* TE Tre' McKitty, 4* OG Nick Brahms, and 4* ATH Tray Bishop committing by the end of the month of July. If you want some good thoughts when it comes to recruiting, then consider that if all three of those committed right now, then Auburn would vault to 6th in the nation as the numbers currently stand. That will change as other teams get commitments, too, of course.
Things are starting to look good for Auburn, though. The Tigers have a chance to gain some real momentum on the recruiting front as we head into July and get close to fall camp starting in August. War Eagle!