With Auburn Football returning to the Plains this weekend after a month on the road, it also means that Auburn Basketball recruits will begin visiting the Plains once again.
Two Arkansas natives Chris Moore (West Memphis) and Jaylin Williams (Fort Smith) will be on campus this weekend for their official visit. With a big man not currently committed to next year’s class, this weekend is extremely crucial as the Tigers look to get one or both Moore and Williams on Auburn’s Class of 2020.
Chris Moore - West Memphis, Arkansas
Moore is down to a Final 3 of Auburn, Arkansas and Memphis. He is a 6’7”, 220 pound forward. He has already visited the Razorbacks and Tigers so of his final 3 schools, Auburn is getting the last visit. He is expected to make his decision within the next few weeks as the early signing period is November 13th-20th. With some of Auburn’s big guy targets off the board, the Tigers need to sign at least one for this upcoming class with Austin Wiley and Anfernee McLemore graduating after this season.
Jaylin Williams - Fort Smith, Arkansas
What are the odds of having 2 Jaylin Williams on the same roster? That possibility could be become a reality if the Tigers are able to get Fort Smith’s Williams on board.
Arkansas have recruited both of these guys extremely hard but Bruce Pearl and Wes Flanigan are doing all they can to get these guys to join fellow Arkansas natives Allen Flanigan and Javon Franklin, both from Little Rock. It’s clear that Flanigan’s ties to the state from his days coaching at Little Rock are paying off as the Tigers have done well in the Natural State lately.
Williams has Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Auburn, Connecticut, Texas A&M and Iowa State among his Final 7 schools. He’s been to Oklahoma State for an official visit and will visit Texas A&M in 2 weeks. Arkansas has been recruiting Williams extremely hard and I feel like he will eventually become a Razorback but we’ll see how this weekend goes for him as Auburn gets their shot to make their best pitch to he and Moore.
Jalen Green Update
Jalen Green recently visited USC and Auburn’s coaching staff has made a pair of trips to California to meet with Green over the last two weeks. Bruce and an assistant were there on Monday. Jalen is still committed to making his choice on Christmas Day between Auburn, Memphis, Oregon, USC, UCLA and Fresno State. While Memphis and Oregon are the perceived favorites, Auburn hopes that Green’s relationship with Sharife Cooper will play a big role in landing Green.
Clifford Omoruyi Update
Clifford Omoruyi is another big target for the Tigers both physically and theoretically. Auburn was in New Jersey on Tuesday visiting with Omoruyi. He was on campus for his official visit back on September 14th. Connecticut, Kentucky, Arizona State and Rutgers are some of the other schools, along with Auburn, hard after Omoruyi’s services.