Earlier today when previewing the start of early signing day, I mentioned three commitments that would not sign early. I talked about how that doesn’t necessarily mean their commitments are shaky but if there was one to watch then 3* DL Jamond Gordon was probably the guy to keep an eye on. Well, tonight he went ahead and pulled the trigger and decommitted from the Tigers.
I’m a bit surprised by the timing but not so much the decision. Gordon has been wavering for a few months now. He was seen in Oxford more times than in Auburn this past fall and was once committed to the Rebels. As of today, they are the clear team to beat.
It will be interesting to see if he still decides to take an official visit to the Plains in January as previously planned. I wouldn’t be surprised if he did. Rodney Garner is very high on the young man and I am sure would love to get him back in the fold. But obviously it’s going to take some work for that to happen.
As for where Auburn goes from here, not much changes. 4* Colby Wooden will sign tomorrow while 4* Jaren Handy will wait until February. The Tigers are still hard after Mississippi State commit 4* Charles Moore, Florida State commit 4* Quashon Fuller and Tennessee commit 3* LeDarrius Cox. All three are very flippable targets for the Tigers and as of today I expect Auburn to land two from that list. There’s also 4* Buck Derick Hall who will make his final decision tomorrow. Auburn appears to be the favorite in that race but it’s far from a slam dunk.
Obviously not the best way to kick off signing day but the Tigers are still in a good spot to bring in a bunch of big time players this week. We will see if tomorrow’s drama brings some good news to the Plains.