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News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet.

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OLYMPICS

Some Olympic hopefuls, including at least one former Auburn swimmer, have been training in Auburn for this summer's Olympics in Rio. They're not American's, though. I was told, once, by someone who used to be on the team that Auburn's program catches some flack from the US Olympic Committee for the fact that we train so many foreign athletes, but I don't know how true that is.

BASKETBALL

Auburn basketball already had the #1 recruiting class according to some services prior to yesterday. Now, they have the #1 recruiting class in pretty much every service. That change happened when 2017 4* Small Forward Chuma Okeke committed to the Tigers. I don't think the Tigers will end up at the #1 spot, but when you have three players who are all ranked in the Top 100 of every service, then you know something special is building.

FOOTBALL

It's been a long ride and a lot of questions, but Stephen Davis Jr finally made it official yesterday that he will be an Auburn Tiger. He's set to move in this weekend and will join the team for Fall Camp. According to Keith Niebuhr, he'll start out as a preferred walk-on. As noted in the comments, there, that's probably due to a numbers game with the 25 player signing limit.

A NetFlix documentary, Last Chance U, will debut later this week. Why does that matter to Auburn fans? Because John Franklin III, who will go into Fall Camp the next week hoping to win the starting QB job, is featured in the documentary of East Mississippi Community College. Apparently, he's heavily featured.

In "that's fantastic!" news, Auburn signee Tashawn Manning is cancer free! He visited this weekend for the big recruiting BBQ the football team put on. It included a lot of good food, including, apparently, something called "Apple Pie Bread Pudding" that Coach Hand made.

Someone else who has dealt with cancer who is familiar to Auburn fans is still doing his part to make a difference in the world. Phillip Marshall, who is stepping back at AuburnUndercover to be replaced as senior writer and editor by Brandon Marcello, wrote a feature on Auburn's first Heisman Trophy winner, Pat Sullivan, and his works.