Last month, ears perked up on the AU beat when it was announced that former Australian footballer Arryn Siposs had received an Auburn offer. The 25 year old had never set foot on campus but had joined the Prokick Australia program and they had worked with Auburn to apparently match Siposs with the Tigers. Today, once completing his official visit to Auburn he made it official, he wants to be a Tiger.
Arryn Siposs, a 25-year-old former professional Australian rules footballer, has committed to #Auburn as a punter. More at https://t.co/7DGol0u3cr pic.twitter.com/DVx439A8il— Keith Niebuhr (@Keith247Sports) December 12, 2017
Punting was far from a strength for Auburn this fall and it’s clear the staff felt they needed to address it this offseason. Spots are getting tight but not so tight to not address a major need. Auburn did just that by landing Siposs.
I highly recommend checking out Benjamin Wolk’s article from last month explaining Prokick Australia and how Auburn was matched up with Siposs. Here’s a quick snippet:
What we found out is just how different the recruitment is for an Australian punter. He won’t be taking multiple visits. Siposs won’t hang around for 20 scholarship offers. No, the Prokick Australia program emphasizes finding the one scholarship that fits the prospect’s athletic and academic needs and running with it.
Auburn now has 19 commitments which means the Tigers have only six spots left to fill. The focus no doubt moving forward will be on finding another cornerback and an offensive tackle. After that it might be the best available. It’s clear though that Auburn is working hard to find impact players at positions of need for next season. Auburn now has their punter of the future.
War Eagle Arryn!