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Title: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 11, 2022, 10:10:06 AM
Long, but hey, it's the off season.  And nobody is on the board reading this anyway.  Copy/pasta from Nathan King at Aubren Undercover.



If you want to project who’s going to be contending in the College Football Playoff or winning a conference championship, simply scroll back two or three recruiting cycles.

Rarely are the programs that routinely bring in top-10 classes not in the Playoff hunt once those signees get a couple years of development, nor are the top recruiting teams in each conference not the ones regularly competing to win their respective conference crowns. Sustainable and talented programs are built — and championships are won — during phone calls and recruiting visits. A solid haul in the transfer portal is also becoming more important.

Take Alabama and Georgia — the two teams that met in this past season’s national title game — for example. In 2019 — the first year of the current four-year averages for a variety of data points — they had the nation’s No. 1 and No. 2 overall classes, respectively, per the 247Sports rankings. The teams with the highest Blue-Chip Ratio every year — percentage of four- and five-star recruits on a roster compared to two- and three-stars — are the ones winning their conference and making the Playoff, most of the time.

He are last year's Blue-Chip Ratios from the one who devised the formula, 247Sports's Bud Elliot.

Of course, they are plenty of exceptions here. Coaching — both poor coaching and coaching changes — plus major injuries and other factors can lead to subpar seasons for even the most talented or programs. LSU and Florida were both in the top 8 in BCR last season, and both fired its head coach. Texas was No. 7 in terms of blue-chip talent but finished 5-7 in Steve Sarkisian's first season.

And some teams are stuck in murderous conferences — or divisions, in Auburn’s case — with a slew of other talented teams around them, or a perennial Playoff contender who routinely wins the conference and streamlines itself into the final four rankings.

Even so, for a program to fundamentally put itself in championship contention each year, it has to recruit as well or better than its peers. There will always be exceptions, but the smarter tactic is to follow the consistent formula of success, not attempt to be the once-in-a-while anomaly.


Generally, teams’ talent is gauged based on their past four recruiting classes. That accounts for difference-making seniors and developing, superstar underclassmen all the same. With the 2022 class nearly complete for all programs — minus transfers, which don’t count toward a team’s recruiting ranking — we can more effectively peek at which rosters are most consistently made up of big-time recruits versus those that aren’t.

Auburn’s 2022 recruiting haul — the first full class for Bryan Harsin, after his Tigers went 6-7 in Year 1 — is ranked No. 21 nationally in the rankings and No. 9 in the SEC. After Auburn fell outside the top 12 of the national recruiting rankings last year for the first time since 2009, it's now outside the top 20 for the second straight cycle.

The Tigers are also dealing with a current net loss of 11 scholarship players in the transfer portal, though Harsin and his staff are looking to fill a few positions of need via the transfer market during the month of May.

From a four-year recruiting standpoint, just how talented is Auburn’s roster compared to the 13 other SEC programs? Keep in mind that the recruiting averages below do not account for transfers and NFL draft departures, rather they are a general look at each program’s recruiting health and consistency.

This breakdown will be the first in a five-part look at the SEC’s talent in 2022, and how Auburn compares — including today's look at four-year recruiting averages, as well as Blue-Chip Ratio, returning production, transfer numbers and NFL draft success.

14. VANDERBILT (AVERAGE RANK: 51.3)
• 2019: 58th

• 2020: 53rd

• 2021: 48th

• 2022: 46th

Last cycle’s four-year average: 50


13. SOUTH CAROLINA (AVERAGE RANK: 35.3)
• 2019: 21st

• 2020: 19th

• 2021: 78th

• 2022: 23rd

Last cycle’s four-year average: 34


12. MISSOURI (AVERAGE RANK: 33.5)
• 2019: 37th

• 2020: 51st

• 2021: 29th

• 2022: 17th

Last cycle’s four-year average: 40


11. KENTUCKY (AVERAGE RANK: 27.5)
• 2019: 34th

• 2020: 25th

• 2021: 33rd

• 2022: 18th

Last cycle’s four-year average: 32.3


10. MISSISSIPPI STATE (AVERAGE RANK: 27)
• 2019: 24th

• 2020: 28th

• 2021: 25th

• 2022: 31st

Last cycle’s four-year average: 26


9. ARKANSAS (AVERAGE RANK: 24.8)
• 2019: 23rd

• 2020: 30th

• 2021: 24th

• 2022: 22nd

Last cycle’s four-year average: 30.5


8. OLE MISS (AVERAGE RANK: 22.5)
• 2019: 22nd

• 2020: 34th

• 2021: 18th

• 2022: 16th

Last cycle’s four-year average: 26.5


7. AUBURN (AVERAGE RANK: 16.5)
• 2019: 11th

• 2020: 7th

• 2021: 27th

• 2022: 21st

Last cycle’s four-year average: 14.3


6. TENNESSEE (AVERAGE RANK: 15.8)
• 2019: 13th

• 2020: 10th

• 2021: 16th

• 2022: 24th

Last cycle’s four-year average: 15


5. FLORIDA (AVERAGE RANK: 12.8)
• 2019: 9th

• 2020: 9th

• 2021: 13th

• 2022: 20th

Last cycle’s four-year average: 11


T4. TEXAS A&M (AVERAGE RANK: 4.5)
• 2019: 4th

• 2020: 6th

• 2021: 7th

• 2022: 1st

Last cycle’s four-year average: 8.5


T4. LSU (AVERAGE RANK: 4.5)
• 2019: 5th

• 2020: 4th

• 2021: 3rd

• 2022: 6th

Last cycle’s four-year average: 6.8


2. GEORGIA (AVERAGE RANK: 2.5)
• 2019: 2nd

• 2020: 1st

• 2021: 4th

• 2022: 3rd

Last cycle’s four-year average: 2


1. ALABAMA (AVERAGE RANK: 1.5)
• 2019: 1st

• 2020: 2nd

• 2021: 1st

• 2022: 2nd

Last cycle’s four-year average: 2.3


Some data points from comparing 2022 recruiting numbers to last offseason, as well as how programs are trending on the recruiting trail:

• Auburn was jumped by Tennessee for the No. 6 spot, as the Tigers replaced their 2018 class (No. 12 nationally) with the 2022 haul (No. 21). The Volunteers also fell in terms of their four-year average, but only have one class outside the top 20 as compared to back-to-back for Auburn.

• Auburn's No. 7 class from 2020 continues to carry a lot of positive weight for the program's recruiting averages. Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M account for 16 of the conference's 20 top-10 classes over the past four years; Florida owns two, while Tennessee landed at No. 10 in 2020.

• Auburn is one of four teams to drop one spot from last year, joining South Carolina, LSU and Georgia. Mississippi State was the only program to fall multiple spots (No. 8 to No. 10).

• Harsin's first full-year recruiting class (2022) ranks No. 21 nationally. Over the past four cycles, there have been eight other SEC head coaches who entered their second season with their respective program. Harsin's is the third-best: Clark Lea's 2022 class is No. 46; Eli Drinkwitz's 2021 class was No. 29; Mike Leach's 2021 class was No. 25; Josh Heupel's 2022 class is No. 24; Sam Pittman's 2021 class was No. 24; and Shane Beamer's 2022 class is No. 23.

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• Only Dan Mullen (No. 9 in 2019) and Jimbo Fisher (No. 4 in 2019) had better classes than Harsin in their first full offseason with their programs.

• Alabama, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Arkansas and Missouri all moved up one spot.

• Despite moving up one cycle and leaving 2018 behind, not a single coach's recruiting efforts were eliminated. In 2019, the SEC returned all 14 of its head coaches.

• Alabama had an uncharacteristically low finish in 2018 (No. 5). But with that class pushed out of the four-year cycle, the Crimson Tide now own the top spot, after claiming either the No. 1 or No. 2 class nationally in each of the past four cycles.

• Despite the most talented recruiting class ever this year, per the 247Sports Composite, Texas A&M is tied with LSU for the No. 4 spot, with a rolling average of 4.5.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 11, 2022, 11:57:56 AM
4 years is a weird window.  Especially given the fucked up '20 season.  Compound that with a coaching change and I don't think you can draw any conclusions about any of this shit vis a vis Auburn.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Kaos on May 11, 2022, 01:08:37 PM
4 years is a weird window.  Especially given the fucked up '20 season.  Compound that with a coaching change and I don't think you can draw any conclusions about any of this shit vis a vis Auburn.

You can.  You just refuse to see it. 

There is no energy, no excitement, no momentum.  It's not going to end well.  Not only is Harsin a bad fit for Auburn, he's a bad fit for the SEC.  In whatever time he has left, we will fall behind Tennessee, Ole Miss, Florida, and maybe Kentucky/Arkansas/South Carolina in recruiting. We're already trailing Alabama, UGA, LSU, A&M. I think we fall in line with State, but even Leach is selling a better package.  Thank God for Vandy and Mizzou, right?

Pretend it's whatever you want it to be.  I'll be around in a year or two when you flatly refuse to acknowledge just how fucked up wrong you were.... (see multiple Biden threads for reference)...and simply ignore the questions.

I don't like being right.  But I usually am.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 11, 2022, 02:36:52 PM
This is just my opinion based off the articles I've read and things I've heard.  I don't think Bryman Haskins had a clue what it takes to run a successful program in this league, from a recruiting standpoint.  I believe Boise pretty much sold itself in that conference, and that area of the country, and the approach to recruiting 2* and 3* players was vastly different to the SEC.  Even Gus, who never had a class below #12, had what it took, for the most part, to land solid talent across the board.  I imagine his time as OC at Auburn opened his eyes to that process.

Having said that, I really like what I've been seeing these past couple of months.  It appears Coach Hatpins woke up and is taking a whole different approach.  Their goal is to visit all the schools in Alabama.  Auburn is getting their name called on the top 5 lists of many big time recruits.  They had 3 coaches yesterday, go visit this training facility in Montgomery, where two of their top targets from Carver work out.  They really seem to be targeting their needs when you see the offers players are getting.

Even though they were cheating on a Saban level before NIL, Kirby was right when he took that jab at Mullen. If you don't recruit and get the big time players in this league, you don't win.  One thing I do know, is Hartwin is serious about developing players from a physical and mental aspect.  There were some really questionable things that happened on the field last year (MSU, Sakerlina, Bama) but those can be worked out.  I'm really focused on what he and his staff do recruiting-wise this year.  If they get it back at a top 10 level, I think he's on his way.  If we have another 20th or below class, he doesn't stand a chance.   
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 11, 2022, 05:39:16 PM
This is just my opinion based off the articles I've read and things I've heard.  I don't think Bryman Haskins had a clue what it takes to run a successful program in this league, from a recruiting standpoint.  I believe Boise pretty much sold itself in that conference, and that area of the country, and the approach to recruiting 2* and 3* players was vastly different to the SEC.  Even Gus, who never had a class below #12, had what it took, for the most part, to land solid talent across the board.  I imagine his time as OC at Auburn opened his eyes to that process.

Having said that, I really like what I've been seeing these past couple of months.  It appears Coach Hatpins woke up and is taking a whole different approach.  Their goal is to visit all the schools in Alabama.  Auburn is getting their name called on the top 5 lists of many big time recruits.  They had 3 coaches yesterday, go visit this training facility in Montgomery, where two of their top targets from Carver work out.  They really seem to be targeting their needs when you see the offers players are getting.

Even though they were cheating on a Saban level before NIL, Kirby was right when he took that jab at Mullen. If you don't recruit and get the big time players in this league, you don't win.  One thing I do know, is Hartwin is serious about developing players from a physical and mental aspect.  There were some really questionable things that happened on the field last year (MSU, Sakerlina, Bama) but those can be worked out.  I'm really focused on what he and his staff do recruiting-wise this year.  If they get it back at a top 10 level, I think he's on his way.  If we have another 20th or below class, he doesn't stand a chance.

I think this is pretty much spot on.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Kaos on May 11, 2022, 09:53:18 PM
I think this is pretty much spot on.

Hope you're right.
(hint? you're not)
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 16, 2022, 10:18:29 AM
Auburn picks up safety, Craig McDonald, from Iowa State through the port hole. 


Note to Breland Hartlinz:  We don't need DB's.  We have DB's.  There are a couple of other VERY pressing needs.

I'll let you think about those.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 16, 2022, 10:34:39 AM
Auburn picks up safety, Craig McDonald, from Iowa State through the port hole. 


Note to Breland Hartlinz:  We don't need DB's.  We have DB's.  There are a couple of other VERY pressing needs.

I'll let you think about those.
So, naturally we will find at least 2 more DBs in the portal this week.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 16, 2022, 10:57:09 AM
So, naturally we will find at least 2 more DBs in the portal this week.

Hope so.  We need DB's.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 16, 2022, 11:16:20 AM
Auburn picks up safety, Craig McDonald, from Iowa State through the port hole. 


Note to Breland Hartlinz:  We don't need DB's.  We have DB's.  There are a couple of other VERY pressing needs.

I'll let you think about those.

Agree that we're sufficiently staffed at the position. 

Sunny take: kid is huge 6'3" 210, 3.3 gpa, 3 years to play, can grow into an LB or provide matchup equality against all the giant athletic TEs that are suddenly the norm.

Gloomy take: Coach knows the DLine isn't going to get any push, so he's loading up the backfield for lots of rotation.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 16, 2022, 11:27:19 AM
Agree that we're sufficiently staffed at the position. 

Sunny take: kid is huge 6'3" 210, 3.3 gpa, 3 years to play, can grow into an LB or provide matchup equality against all the giant athletic TEs that are suddenly the norm.

Gloomy take: Coach knows the DLine isn't going to get any push, so he's loading up the backfield for lots of rotation.

I like our D-line. We could certainly use a couple more bodies on the edge, but the starters are damn good, in Hall and Leota.  Interior-wise, we've got decent numbers and plenty of size.  Colby Wooden and Marcus Harris are both studs. 
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 16, 2022, 12:14:53 PM
I like our D-line. We could certainly use a couple more bodies on the edge, but the starters are damn good, in Hall and Leota.  Interior-wise, we've got decent numbers and plenty of size.  Colby Wooden and Marcus Harris are both studs.

I do, too.  Buuuuuuuuuuuut, not a lot of bodies.  Especially on the edge.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Kaos on May 16, 2022, 01:37:16 PM
On a flight yesterday with a DL from Ole Miss.  Big stupid white kid. 

His take is that the AU O-line is soft and not well coached.  Said last year there was a lot of offensive talent, but it can't overcome the OL deficiencies.

Also said they'd be better this year without Corrall.  He was not beloved in the lockerroom like the media played it. 

Said losing to an AU team they thought they were far better than was the lowest point of the season for them.  Felt like they should have won. 

**Correction.  I thought he said DL.  He's a big stupid white offensive lineman.  We had a 9-hour unexpected layover and people were making conversation.  He said lots of stuff about lots of teams, etc.  Looked him up just now. 
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: WiregrassTiger on May 17, 2022, 09:19:29 AM
On a flight yesterday with a DL from Ole Miss.  Big stupid white kid. 

His take is that the AU O-line is soft and not well coached.  Said last year there was a lot of offensive talent, but it can't overcome the OL deficiencies.

Also said they'd be better this year without Corrall.  He was not beloved in the lockerroom like the media played it. 

Said losing to an AU team they thought they were far better than was the lowest point of the season for them.  Felt like they should have won. 

**Correction.  I thought he said DL.  He's a big stupid white offensive lineman.  We had a 9-hour unexpected layover and people were making conversation.  He said lots of stuff about lots of teams, etc.  Looked him up just now.
would you have said “big stupid black kid” if he were black?

Never mind. I just answered my own question. I know that you would not have.

You would have used the N word.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 17, 2022, 09:32:22 AM
would you have said “big stupid black kid” if he were black?

Never mind. I just answered my own question. I know that you would not have.

You would have used the N word.
Nefarious?
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 17, 2022, 09:53:40 AM
I do, too.  Buuuuuuuuuuuut, not a lot of bodies.  Especially on the edge.

We could certainly use a couple more bodies on the edge,

I don't know if you noticed that part of my post above.  Thought I'd point it out just in case.


Otherwise, we're in good shape on the interior.

Marcus Harris  6'3"  294

Colby Wooden 6'5"  284

Zykevious Walker  6'4"  304

Marquis Burks  6'3"  302

Jeffrey M'ba 6'6"  318 (#1 JUCO D-lineman)

Jayson Jones  6'6"  328 (Oregon transfer)

Marquis Robinson 6'3"  310

The only guy out of that bunch that doesn't have any real experience is Robinson, who only saw limited playing time against FUGA last year.  But, we had a lot of guys in the rotation already, and for whatever reason, Harbinz didn't put freshmen on the field.  Only 2, J Hunter and Landon King, burned a year. 
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Kaos on May 17, 2022, 09:55:48 AM
Auburn picks up safety, Craig McDonald, from Iowa State through the port hole. 


Note to Breland Hartlinz:  We don't need DB's.  We have DB's.  There are a couple of other VERY pressing needs.

I'll let you think about those.

Harlin's actions in the portal remind me of my mom at the grocery store.  Hmm... do we have any beets? Better buy a few cans just in case. 

Meanwhile we are out of bread, peanut butter, lunch meat and cereal. 
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 17, 2022, 09:58:59 AM
On a flight yesterday with a DL from Ole Miss.  Big stupid white kid. 

His take is that the AU O-line is soft and not well coached.  Said last year there was a lot of offensive talent, but it can't overcome the OL deficiencies.

Also said they'd be better this year without Corrall.  He was not beloved in the lockerroom like the media played it. 

Said losing to an AU team they thought they were far better than was the lowest point of the season for them.  Felt like they should have won. 

**Correction.  I thought he said DL.  He's a big stupid white offensive lineman.  We had a 9-hour unexpected layover and people were making conversation.  He said lots of stuff about lots of teams, etc.  Looked him up just now.

No doubt our O-line is the weak link.  But he's full of shit.  Auburn was in total control of that game from the opening snap and should have blown their doors in.  However, in looking back, that was kind of the start of teams seemingly figuring Bobo (Or Harpin) out.  We started fast in a lot of games down the stretch, then spent the second half of games going 3 and out the rest of the way.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 17, 2022, 10:12:47 AM
We could certainly use a couple more bodies on the edge,

I don't know if you noticed that part of my post above.  Thought I'd point it out just in case.


Otherwise, we're in good shape on the interior.

Marcus Harris  6'3"  294

Colby Wooden 6'5"  284

Zykevious Walker  6'4"  304

Marquis Burks  6'3"  302

Jeffrey M'ba 6'6"  318 (#1 JUCO D-lineman)

Jayson Jones  6'6"  328 (Oregon transfer)

Marquis Robinson 6'3"  310

The only guy out of that bunch that doesn't have any real experience is Robinson, who only saw limited playing time against FUGA last year.  But, we had a lot of guys in the rotation already, and for whatever reason, Harbinz didn't put freshmen on the field.  Only 2, J Hunter and Landon King, burned a year.

That reassures me. 

I don't know where you put this kid, but based on his measurables alone, I want him:

https://twitter.com/Ricowalker15/status/1526546551300145152
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 17, 2022, 10:57:52 AM
Working the 305 like Pitbull.  I like it.

https://twitter.com/EzekielMarcelin/status/1526379054093443074


https://twitter.com/begreat_mari/status/1526335040745000962


I'd put these in the recruiting forum, but fuck it.  There's no traffic anywhere anyway.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: AUJarhead on May 17, 2022, 11:17:56 AM
There's no traffic anywhere anyway.

Buzz is about to start MovieFone on this site.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 17, 2022, 11:30:08 AM
That reassures me. 

I don't know where you put this kid, but based on his measurables alone, I want him:

https://twitter.com/Ricowalker15/status/1526546551300145152

Back in 82' Rico could throw a football a quarter mile.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: WiregrassTiger on May 17, 2022, 11:46:59 AM
Nefarious?
kaos? Maybe, a little.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: WiregrassTiger on May 17, 2022, 11:48:41 AM
That reassures me. 

I don't know where you put this kid, but based on his measurables alone, I want him:

https://twitter.com/Ricowalker15/status/1526546551300145152
where did you see his penis measurements?
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 17, 2022, 11:48:48 AM
No No Notorious.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: WiregrassTiger on May 17, 2022, 11:51:11 AM
No No Notorious.
That’s B.I.G.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: WiregrassTiger on May 17, 2022, 11:54:56 AM
Buzz is about to start MovieFone on this site.
Buzz is always starting something.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 17, 2022, 12:11:47 PM
Buzz is always starting something.

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 17, 2022, 12:25:05 PM
Buzz is about to start MovieFone on this site.
So, I'm FILK?
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: AUJarhead on May 17, 2022, 04:43:37 PM
So, I'm FILK?

You're FILK.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: WiregrassTiger on May 17, 2022, 05:21:24 PM
You're FILK.
Fag I’d Like To Kill?

Just stop it.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 17, 2022, 05:33:02 PM
Fag I’d Like To Kill?

Just stop it.

You have just earned a one week suspension for violating the Tigers X community standards concerning promoting violence against the faggots.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: WiregrassTiger on May 17, 2022, 06:22:45 PM
You have just earned a one week suspension for violating the Tigers X community standards concerning promoting violence against the faggots.
Jarhead said it. I ain’t said shit.

Besides, GF is dead and Wes is scared to fuck with me.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2022, 08:46:11 AM
You're FILK.
You selected Brown Eyed Girl.  If this is correct, press 1.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 18, 2022, 09:39:57 AM
More Miami, please:

https://twitter.com/m1ahhh__/status/1526709481710788610
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 18, 2022, 11:38:57 AM
More Miami, please:

https://twitter.com/m1ahhh__/status/1526709481710788610

Most think he's a lock for the Canes, but once he gets that offer, and you get him on campus, anything can happen.  They're courting a lot of big names, and we're landing in the top 5 for a lot of these guys. 
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Kaos on May 18, 2022, 11:45:10 AM
Most think he's a lock for the Canes, but once he gets that offer, and you get him on campus, anything can happen.  They're courting a lot of big names, and we're landing in the top 5 for a lot of these guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPQgfaB3S1c
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 18, 2022, 12:01:53 PM
Auburn football: 2 schools to beat for the Lamar Seymore flip
by Mary Kate Hughes16 hours ago Follow @wareaglemk


While the Auburn football coaching staff has been working hard to secure the commitments of top prospects from all over the country in the recruiting class of 2023, they also have not yet given up hope on those prospects that have already verbally committed to other schools.

The Tigers are furiously pursuing two Georgia commits in offensive lineman Ryqueeze McElderry and offensive tackle Bo Hughley, Alabama cornerback commit Jahlil Hurley, and UCF edge commit Isaiah Nixon, just to name a few.

One committed prospect that Auburn football may be gaining traction with is Lamar Seymore, a wide receiver currently committed to Miami. However, following a visit to the Plains earlier this year in March, the Tigers became a real factor in Seymore’s recruiting process, and the WR has plans to get back to campus for a game in September, per 247 Sports:

“It was good,” Seymore said of his time at Auburn. “I loved it. They took me around the facilities. We went to the stadium. It was huge. I’m going to be back for the Penn State game.”

However, Auburn is not the only program trying to pull off a flip when it comes to Lamar Seymore. In fact, one of the Tigers’ biggest competitors in his recruitment could end up being former head coach Gus Malzahn and UCF, where Seymore will take an official visit the weekend of June 3.

In addition to UCF, Penn State is also sneaking into Seymore’s recruitment as of late. Seymore said that Coach Ja’Juan Seider “is like family” and that he has been pushing the WR hard to get up to State College for a visit.

While Seymore’s interest is being piqued by other programs, he remains firmly committed to Miami–where his brother currently plays football–for the time being, but anything could happen after getting a closer look at other programs.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 18, 2022, 12:57:18 PM
We could certainly use a couple more bodies on the edge,

I don't know if you noticed that part of my post above.  Thought I'd point it out just in case.


Otherwise, we're in good shape on the interior.

Marcus Harris  6'3"  294

Colby Wooden 6'5"  284

Zykevious Walker  6'4"  304

Marquis Burks  6'3"  302

Jeffrey M'ba 6'6"  318 (#1 JUCO D-lineman)

Jayson Jones  6'6"  328 (Oregon transfer)

Marquis Robinson 6'3"  310

The only guy out of that bunch that doesn't have any real experience is Robinson, who only saw limited playing time against FUGA last year.  But, we had a lot of guys in the rotation already, and for whatever reason, Harbinz didn't put freshmen on the field.  Only 2, J Hunter and Landon King, burned a year.

Relevant:

https://twitter.com/PFF_College/status/1526965083573608448
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 18, 2022, 01:19:31 PM
Relevant:

https://twitter.com/PFF_College/status/1526965083573608448


I think Wooden is severely underrated.  He has been solid since day 1.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 19, 2022, 09:31:04 AM
DL you say?

https://twitter.com/AuburnFootball/status/1527274822941560833?t=60UFuEf4W0fB4ql8ssuMqg&s=19
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 19, 2022, 09:50:46 AM
DL you say?

https://twitter.com/AuburnFootball/status/1527274822941560833?t=60UFuEf4W0fB4ql8ssuMqg&s=19

From Auburn Fan Daily


The Auburn Tigers have added another transfer.

After a few quiet weeks regarding the transfer portal, the Auburn football program now seems to have some momentum when it comes to adding players.

The latest is Memphis defensive lineman Morris Joseph. He's listed 6'foot'2, 275 pounds. The Texas native joins a very crowded defensive line room but could provide depth and upside entering the 2022 season.

He started his career at UTSA, then transferred to Iowa Western CC and played there during the 2018 season. In 2019, he transferred to Memphis and played in all 14 games as a sophomore. In 2020, he played in all 11 games and totaled 10 tackles on the season for Memphis.

Last year, he started nine games and recorded 38 tackles on the season.

Auburn has now added eight total transfers this off-season via the transfer portal. Three have been on offense while the remaining five are on the defensive side of the football.

With Joseph's size, it's easy to assume that he will be an interior piece on the defensive front.

He announced the move to Auburn via a tweet from his personal account that read, "Business trip."
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: WiregrassTiger on May 19, 2022, 12:33:13 PM
Proud to get him but the interior at 275?
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 19, 2022, 02:19:05 PM
Proud to get him but the interior at 275?
Yeah, that's more of a strong side DE size.  Unless he runs a 4.5, I'm not sure the need for this guy.  At least it's not another BD though...
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: WiregrassTiger on May 19, 2022, 02:36:45 PM
Yeah, that's more of a strong side DE size.  Unless he runs a 4.5, I'm not sure the need for this guy.  At least it's not another BD though...
we have way too many BD’s fosho.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 19, 2022, 03:03:53 PM
You can never have too many bad dudes.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Vladimir on May 19, 2022, 03:43:38 PM
You can never have too many bad dudes.
I’m would like to have more BM’s.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 19, 2022, 04:16:47 PM
we have way too many BD’s fosho.
Don't you make fun of my dyslexia.  I won't wish you a blessed LEON this year.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 19, 2022, 04:25:19 PM
Don't you make fun of my dyslexia.  I won't wish you a blessed LEON this year.

It's okay. Sometimes, life gives you melons.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 19, 2022, 05:40:50 PM
Relevant:

https://twitter.com/PFF_College/status/1526965083573608448

Also relevant-ish:

https://twitter.com/TheLottTrophy/status/1527388234275115032
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 20, 2022, 01:21:23 PM
I'm seeing where we are making a lot of 4 and 5 *'s final cut list.  I know it doesn't mean shit, but it's nice to be in it and a few have legit interest.  It'd be nice to get Robinson II next week.  We are in his final 4.  Us, UT, Oregon, and UCLA. 
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on May 20, 2022, 06:03:08 PM
I'm seeing where we are making a lot of 4 and 5 *'s final cut list.  I know it doesn't mean shit, but it's nice to be in it and a few have legit interest.  It'd be nice to get Robinson II next week.  We are in his final 4.  Us, UT, Oregon, and UCLA.

Yessir.  The staff is making noise.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 01, 2022, 04:21:02 PM
From Auburn Wire

On Saturday, the Auburn coaching staff extended an offer to 2023 defensive lineman Tavion Gadson. He is the 37th defensive lineman that the Tigers have offered in the 2023 recruiting cycle. (Daddy like)

Gadson, the Georgia native, is regarded as a three-star according to 247Sports. He is listed at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds. Last season, he recorded 60 tackles, six sacks, and three forced fumbles for Jenkins High School. Along with being a force on the football field, he also played basketball this past season for the high school.

Several programs around the SEC have offered Gadson– some of those being Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt. Other schools like Florida State and Minnesota have offered and will be receiving a visit from Gadson in the month of June.

The Tigers have assimilated a nice defensive front for the 2022 season, but there may be some turnover after the season concludes. Players like Marcus Harris Jr., Jayson Jones, and Derrick Hall could very well enter the 2023 NFL draft. That leaves room for defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh to add some depth along the interior. Gadson fits the profile whether he chooses to play inside or outside along the front. We will keep a close eye on Gadson’s recruitment as his recruitment heats up.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 02, 2022, 11:37:21 AM
From Auburn Wire

On Wednesday, 2023 offensive tackle Ian Geffrard announced that he would be visiting the Plains from June 3rd-5th. It will be his first official visit since being offered in August of 2021. It will be the third trip that he has taken overall to Auburn.

Geffrard is regarded as a three-star according to 247Sports’ recruiting rankings. He is listed at 6-foot-6 and 350 pounds. Geffrard attends Whitefield Academy in Mableton, Georgia. Several programs that have offered him thus far are Mississippi State, West Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, and Arkansas.

As it stands, the Tigers only have two commitments in their 2023 recruiting class. The two are four-stars Bradyn Joiner and Terrance Love. Joiner, an offensive guard, is the lone offensive lineman in the Tigers class thus far. It is evident that the coaching staff is in search of some protection off the edge. The staff has offered 23 offensive tackles in the class and several of them have already made visits to the Plains. Now, it appears that the Georgia native has become a priority.

Geffrard isn’t the only high-priority target coming to Auburn. The full list of visits coming this weekend:

Jaiden Ausberry  LB  6' 205  4*  (Brother of Austin Ausberry)

Jamaal Jarrett  DL  6'6" 350  4*

Keyon Brown  WR  6'3" 188 4*

Brock Glenn  QB  6'2" 195  3*

Tyre Young  CB  6' 170  NR

From what I've read, this staff is trying to limit the numbers on official visits so they can give each one full attention and build better relationships.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: The Six on June 02, 2022, 01:34:38 PM
From Auburn Wire

On Wednesday, 2023 offensive tackle Ian Geffrard announced that he would be visiting the Plains from June 3rd-5th. It will be his first official visit since being offered in August of 2021. It will be the third trip that he has taken overall to Auburn.

Geffrard is regarded as a three-star according to 247Sports’ recruiting rankings. He is listed at 6-foot-6 and 350 pounds. Geffrard attends Whitefield Academy in Mableton, Georgia. Several programs that have offered him thus far are Mississippi State, West Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, and Arkansas.

As it stands, the Tigers only have two commitments in their 2023 recruiting class. The two are four-stars Bradyn Joiner and Terrance Love. Joiner, an offensive guard, is the lone offensive lineman in the Tigers class thus far. It is evident that the coaching staff is in search of some protection off the edge. The staff has offered 23 offensive tackles in the class and several of them have already made visits to the Plains. Now, it appears that the Georgia native has become a priority.

Geffrard isn’t the only high-priority target coming to Auburn. The full list of visits coming this weekend:

Jaiden Ausberry  LB  6' 205  4*  (Brother of Austin Ausberry)

Jamaal Jarrett  DL  6'6" 350  4*

Keyon Brown  WR  6'3" 188 4*

Brock Glenn  QB  6'2" 195  3*

Tyre Young  CB  6' 170  NR

From what I've read, this staff is trying to limit the numbers on official visits so they can give each one full attention and build better relationships.

I wonder what Kevin Steele's staff will think of them when they take over December/next January?
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 02, 2022, 05:10:22 PM
I wonder what Kevin Steele's staff will think of them when they take over December/next January?

You shut your whore mouth.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 02, 2022, 05:46:35 PM
You shut your whore mouth.

Like
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 02, 2022, 08:21:47 PM
You shut your whore mouth.

Uncalled for. He’s not a whore anymore.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: The Six on June 02, 2022, 09:06:42 PM
Uncalled for. He’s not a whore anymore.

It’s true. I gave up whoring. Pictures of my feet on the Interwebz much more profitable.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 03, 2022, 10:36:53 AM
LSU transfer, Koy Moore, making an official to Teh Planez this weekend.  6'0 175.  Had a fairly productive freshman season at LSU, but not much going on last year.  Apparently left in October after only getting 5 catches. 

If we can land Moore, we will have really good numbers in that room.  Nobody proven as a go to guy, but I imagine with enough athletes, and Ike Hilliard imparting the knowledge, they'll put a solid group on the field.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 05, 2022, 11:38:34 AM
LSU transfer, Koy Moore, making an official to Teh Planez this weekend.  6'0 175.  Had a fairly productive freshman season at LSU, but not much going on last year.  Apparently left in October after only getting 5 catches. 

If we can land Moore, we will have really good numbers in that room.  Nobody proven as a go to guy, but I imagine with enough athletes, and Ike Hilliard imparting the knowledge, they'll put a solid group on the field.

Hay's in the barn.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 06, 2022, 03:42:32 PM
From Auburn Wire.  Again, good to see Auburn getting so many top recruits on campus, and be in the mix for a lot of them.  Not sure about these two highlighted statements, though.

On Sunday, it was reported that 2023 offensive tackle D.J. Chester would be making the trip to the Plains this weekend. This will be the first opportunity that Chester will get to see what Auburn is about since being offered earlier this year in February.

Chester is regarded as a four-star by 247Sports’ recruiting rankings. The Georgia native is ranked as the No. 64 recruit in the ’23 class and is ranked as the No. 3 player in the entire state of Georgia.

He is listed at 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds. With that size, Chester could very easily transition to play guard for the Tigers. However, he will likely add muscle weight to maintain a tackle spot on the Tigers roster.

Recently, Chester announced his top twelve schools — with one of those schools being Auburn. Other programs in the mix include Florida State, Miami, Ole Miss, Michigan, South Carolina, LSU, NC State, Michigan State, USC, Nebraska, and Florida A&M. Among the schools listed, we can confirm that he has visited both Auburn and Florida State.

The product of Eagles Landing Christian Academy competed in the discus as a junior. He even won Georgia Class 1A state championships in the shot put. The Tigers need someone that can push people off the line and open up holes. The coaching staff is certainly enamored with Chester and would love to have him join the 2023 recruiting class.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 06, 2022, 04:23:48 PM
From Auburn Wire.  Again, good to see Auburn getting so many top recruits on campus, and be in the mix for a lot of them.  Not sure about these two highlighted statements, though.

On Sunday, it was reported that 2023 offensive tackle D.J. Chester would be making the trip to the Plains this weekend. This will be the first opportunity that Chester will get to see what Auburn is about since being offered earlier this year in February.

Chester is regarded as a four-star by 247Sports’ recruiting rankings. The Georgia native is ranked as the No. 64 recruit in the ’23 class and is ranked as the No. 3 player in the entire state of Georgia.

He is listed at 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds. With that size, Chester could very easily transition to play guard for the Tigers. However, he will likely add muscle weight to maintain a tackle spot on the Tigers roster.

Recently, Chester announced his top twelve schools — with one of those schools being Auburn. Other programs in the mix include Florida State, Miami, Ole Miss, Michigan, South Carolina, LSU, NC State, Michigan State, USC, Nebraska, and Florida A&M. Among the schools listed, we can confirm that he has visited both Auburn and Florida State.

The product of Eagles Landing Christian Academy competed in the discus as a junior. He even won Georgia Class 1A state championships in the shot put. The Tigers need someone that can push people off the line and open up holes. The coaching staff is certainly enamored with Chester and would love to have him join the 2023 recruiting class.
He visited before he got an offer?
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 06, 2022, 04:30:25 PM
He visited before he got an offer?

Yep.

UV v OV.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 06, 2022, 04:38:45 PM
He visited before he got an offer?

So you can take your logic, and stick it up your yeeeeaaah, stick it up your yeeeeah


That's right.  I went all Limp Bizkit up in here.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 07, 2022, 10:54:20 AM
So you can take your logic, and stick it up your yeeeeaaah, stick it up your yeeeeah


That's right.  I went all Limp Bizkit up in here.
So, you really did it all for the nookie?  YEAH!
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 07, 2022, 02:57:38 PM
From Fly War Eagle

The Auburn football coaching staff has certainly put the pedal to the metal when it comes to recruiting the class of 2023 to the Plains. The Tigers have pushed hard for their top targets, earning places in the top schools lists of various recruits and setting up official visits to show those prospects what their future home could look like.

The coaching staff is not holding back at all when it comes to recruiting those athletes who have already given verbal commitments to other schools. In fact, Auburn football is looking to flip multiple recruits from the class of 2023, and they may have a real chance with a few of them.


Earlier this month, UGA offensive lineman commit Ryqueeze McElderry took an official visit to the Plains and had very positive feedback for the Tigers. Now, another Dawg commit will take his turn checking out head coach Bryan Harsin’s program.

4-star offensive tackle Bo Hughley has a strong relationship with Harsin and speaks to him regularly, which helped the Tigers earn an official from the already-committed prospect. He told Auburn Undercover what he is looking to get out of his visit:

“I’ve been to Auburn a couple times, not gonna lie,” Hughley said. “So I’m pretty sure I know a lot about Auburn. I feel like I need to go down there and catch a vibe with the coaches, with the area, the fans, I want to see all that. I want to see how the fans are around there, how the coaches are on a day-to-day base, how the players are on a day-to-day base on the field and off the field type of situation.”

Hughley is already linked to Auburn by way of his current Langston Hughes teammate Terrance Love, who committed to the Tigers earlier this spring, but insisted that it will not affect his decision. However, two more Langston Hughes prospects are set to visit with Hughley, as well as Love, so the offensive tackle can expect a full court press from Auburn football next weekend.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 07, 2022, 03:46:16 PM
The Langston Hughes-4 are big time.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 07, 2022, 04:18:53 PM
Ryqueeze McElderberry....wow.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 07, 2022, 04:22:57 PM
BTDubzz - a heavy AU lean QB just got his 4th star on Rivals. The Experts expect a commitment in a few weeks to the good guys.

Brock Glenn - 6-2/3 195-200 - depending on who you ask.  Out of Memphis.

Its down to Au and FSU. Visited Auburn June 3. Visiting FSU June 10, then making a decision.

Although after that 4th star bump, he immediately got an offer from THHHHHHEEeee Ohio State. We've seen this type thing play out before.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 07, 2022, 04:24:28 PM
LSU transfer, Koy Moore, making an official to Teh Planez this weekend.  6'0 175.  Had a fairly productive freshman season at LSU, but not much going on last year.  Apparently left in October after only getting 5 catches. 

If we can land Moore, we will have really good numbers in that room.  Nobody proven as a go to guy, but I imagine with enough athletes, and Ike Hilliard imparting the knowledge, they'll put a solid group on the field.

quit being so koy
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 07, 2022, 04:39:07 PM
BTDubzz - a heavy AU lean QB just got his 4th star on Rivals. The Experts expect a commitment in a few weeks to the good guys.

Brock Glenn - 6-2/3 195-200 - depending on who you ask.  Out of Memphis.

Its down to Au and FSU. Visited Auburn June 3. Visiting FSU June 10, then making a decision.

Although after that 4th star bump, he immediately got an offer from THHHHHHEEeee Ohio State. We've seen this type thing play out before.

I hear good things about our chances.  Our staff has been on him a while.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 07, 2022, 04:45:43 PM
Ryqueeze McElderry

Just stop it with your Key & Peele stuff.  Wait...what?
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 07, 2022, 05:12:55 PM
Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of Ryqueeze McElderry's.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 07, 2022, 05:34:05 PM
I hear good things about our chances.  Our staff has been on him a while.

At the moment it’s a 90-100% thing. That can always change as new suitors  enter the mix.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 07, 2022, 05:40:24 PM
At the moment it’s a 90-100% thing. That can always change as new suitors  enter the mix.

Well, as long as they ain't bona fide.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 07, 2022, 06:38:51 PM
Well, as long as they ain't bona fide.

Still have bad memories of that kid Florida came in and stolt at the 11th hour this last cycle after he got an extra star from rivals. That stung.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 08, 2022, 12:53:31 PM
from this latest class of signees.....Snags favorite - heights and weights of muscular, sexy dark mens:



AUBURN | Auburn has updated its official roster by adding the 18 newcomers that reported May 29.

The group included seven signees from the 2022 class, three transfers and eight invited walk-ons. They’re position, height and weight have been entered on the roaster but they’ve yet to be assigned jersey numbers.

Here’s a full list of the new additions…

RB Damari Alston 5-9, 209, TFr.

RB Luke Reebals 5-10, 182, TFr.

WR Dazalin Worsham 6-1, 177, RFr. (Miami)

WR Camden Brown 6-3, 202, TFr.

WR Omari Kelly 6-0, 176, TFr.

WR Whit Johnson 6-1, 193, TFr.

TE Camden Etheredge 6-0, 204, TFr.

OL Evan Richards 6-4, 313, TFr.

DL Morris Joseph Jr. 6-2, 281, Sr. (Memphis)

DL Enyce Sledge 6-2, 315, TFr.

DL Joe Frazier Jr. 5-11, 276, TFr.

LB Robert Woodyard Jr. 6-0, 245, TFr.

CB Austin Ausberry 5-11, 203, TFr.

DB Craig McDonald 6-2, 204, So. (Iowa State)

DB Mac McClinton 5-8, 180, TFr.

S Paul Thompson Jr. 6-0, 195, TFr.

K Alex McPherson 5-9, 150, TFr.

P Daniel Perez 5-11, 183, TFr.

Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 08, 2022, 01:50:02 PM
from this latest class of signees.....Snags favorite - heights and weights of muscular, sexy dark mens:



AUBURN | Auburn has updated its official roster by adding the 18 newcomers that reported May 29.

The group included seven signees from the 2022 class, three transfers and eight invited walk-ons. They’re position, height and weight have been entered on the roaster but they’ve yet to be assigned jersey numbers.

Here’s a full list of the new additions…

RB Damari Alston 5-9, 209, TFr.

RB Luke Reebals 5-10, 182, TFr.

WR Dazalin Worsham 6-1, 177, RFr. (Miami)

WR Camden Brown 6-3, 202, TFr.

WR Omari Kelly 6-0, 176, TFr.

WR Whit Johnson 6-1, 193, TFr.

TE Camden Etheredge 6-0, 204, TFr.

OL Evan Richards 6-4, 313, TFr.

DL Morris Joseph Jr. 6-2, 281, Sr. (Memphis)

DL Enyce Sledge 6-2, 315, TFr.

DL Joe Frazier Jr. 5-11, 276, TFr.

LB Robert Woodyard Jr. 6-0, 245, TFr.

CB Austin Ausberry 5-11, 203, TFr.

DB Craig McDonald 6-2, 204, So. (Iowa State)

DB Mac McClinton 5-8, 180, TFr.

S Paul Thompson Jr. 6-0, 195, TFr.

K Alex McPherson 5-9, 150, TFr.

P Daniel Perez 5-11, 183, TFr.

Holy shit...Little Joe?
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 08, 2022, 02:20:26 PM
Robert Woodyard. 

247 has him at 6'1" 210

Rivals has him at 6'2" 215

He gets to Auburn at 6' 245

That's not the same guy.  Remember 5* Dylan Brooks?  Every publication had him at 6'5" 250.  He's beefed up a few pounds, but last year, he was listed at 6'4" 229. 
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 08, 2022, 09:24:09 PM
Holy shit...Little Joe?

That be him. Saw him last year at one of the games hanging by the grill. Looked him eye to eye height wise but that boy was broad. Shaped like a bowling ball. Not sure how good he is but…it’s pretty cool seeing his name.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 09, 2022, 09:45:03 AM
Co Havrinz will have 4* Edge Rusher, Keldrick Faulk, on campus for an official this weekend.  Big target for the good guys.  6'5" 240 out of Highland Home.  Has an offer from all the big playas.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 09, 2022, 10:44:43 AM
Co Havrinz will have 4* Edge Rusher, Keldrick Faulk, on campus for an official this weekend.  Big target for the good guys.  6'5" 240 out of Highland Home.  Has an offer from all the big playas.

So you're saying when we land him and we do teh hights and waitz next summer, he will be 6'3 213?
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 09, 2022, 10:59:09 AM
So you're saying when we land him and we do teh hights and waitz next summer, he will be 6'3 213?

He's no Dylan Brooks
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 09, 2022, 12:51:18 PM
He's no Dylan Brooks

more like Da'Ryqeezaial McEldernursinghomeberry
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 09, 2022, 01:11:43 PM
So you're saying when we land him and we do teh hights and waitz next summer, he will be 6'3 213?
Or 6'8 310
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 14, 2022, 02:10:39 PM
from Bleacher Report

On Sunday, 2023 defensive lineman Anthony James II announced that he would be visiting the Plains from June 17-19 via his Twitter account. It will be his first trip to the Plains since receiving an offer from the coaching staff in May of this year.

James II is regarded as a four-star according to 247Sports’ recruiting rankings. He is listed at 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds. The Texas native is ranked as the No. 54 recruit in the 2024 recruiting class by 247Sports. Interestingly enough, James II was committed to Texas A&M before de-committing in May. He is slated to now visit Auburn (June 17th-19th) and Washington (June 24th). He previously took a visit to Utah on June 3rd.

If James II still aspires to play in the SEC, one would have to like the Tigers’ chances of landing him. His size is reminiscent of current Auburn defensive lineman Colby Wooden who is 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds. His role could also be similar to Wooden, in the fact that he can play inside or outside. James II is a priority target for the coaching staff and would certainly be welcomed with open arms. If the visit goes well, the Tigers will likely become the frontrunner in his recruitment.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 14, 2022, 04:29:22 PM
Cruitin’ gurus, what’s the deal with Arch Manning?  I’ve heard more hype around his recruitment than anyone I can recall in quite some time.  Granted, he comes from an impressive QB bloodline, and just the name alone, will garner a lot of attention. But, is this guy all that and a bag of Crunchy Cheetos?  (Crunchy Cheetos are a weakness)

I look at a lot of Max Preps for high school player info.  Unfortunately, they hit one of my pet peeves right on the nail.  His bio says he’s 6’2” 170.  The Max Preps roster for Newman High School says he’s 6’4” 215.  Sorry, that’s two different people.  Anyway, a look at his stats is a head scratcher.  Solid numbers, nothing eye popping by any stretch.  If you compare his numbers to the HS numbers of Bo Nix, you’d think this was Tom Freakin’ Brady vs. Kadril Frazier.  You look at some of his film, and there’s a whole lot of slow white kids running around the field.

Granted, he looks the part on film, and the people evaluating him know a hell of a lot more than I do.  But, I’m trying to figure out what, besides his name, is making this guy the shiznit of the recruiting world. He’ll probably win the Heisman as a freshman, just because I’m questioning him. 
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 14, 2022, 07:02:00 PM
Cruitin’ gurus, what’s the deal with Arch Manning?  I’ve heard more hype around his recruitment than anyone I can recall in quite some time.  Granted, he comes from an impressive QB bloodline, and just the name alone, will garner a lot of attention. But, is this guy all that and a bag of Crunchy Cheetos?  (Crunchy Cheetos are a weakness)

I look at a lot of Max Preps for high school player info.  Unfortunately, they hit one of my pet peeves right on the nail.  His bio says he’s 6’2” 170.  The Max Preps roster for Newman High School says he’s 6’4” 215.  Sorry, that’s two different people.  Anyway, a look at his stats is a head scratcher.  Solid numbers, nothing eye popping by any stretch.  If you compare his numbers to the HS numbers of Bo Nix, you’d think this was Tom Freakin’ Brady vs. Kadril Frazier.  You look at some of his film, and there’s a whole lot of slow white kids running around the field.

Granted, he looks the part on film, and the people evaluating him know a hell of a lot more than I do.  But, I’m trying to figure out what, besides his name, is making this guy the shiznit of the recruiting world. He’ll probably win the Heisman as a freshman, just because I’m questioning him.

He’s “good”. Or solid.

If his name were not manning, rivals would not have him the number 1 overall recruit. Watch his film and stats. No way no how.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Kaos on June 14, 2022, 11:52:17 PM
Fuck that entitled asshat
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 15, 2022, 02:10:45 PM
From Auburn Wire.  Dude is 6'7" 310. 

Going into the 2022 football season, Auburn Wire will be looking at players that receive a scholarship offer from the Tigers.

Prior to national signing day, each profile will cover where the player is from, how recruiting websites rate them and what their role could be for Bryan Harsin.

Up next is four-star offensive tackle Stanton Ramil. The Tigers were included in his recently announced top eight schools and are seen by some as the favorite with 247Sports projecting him to commit to Auburn.

Ramil is from Alabaster, Alabama, and would be an important get for Auburn as they look to capitalize on a historically strong 2023 recruiting class from Alabama.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: CCTAU on June 15, 2022, 11:44:48 PM
Need mo fatboys!
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 16, 2022, 11:37:01 AM
From Auburn Wire  6'2" 178

The Tigers are taking another shot at improving their wideout corps after offering a four-star receiver out of the Golden State on Wednesday.

Malachi Riley, who hails from Corona, California, announced on Twitter that he’d been given an offer by the team. Although Riley was dubbed a three-star by 247Sports, their composite rating has him at four stars and the 46th best wideout in the 2023 class.

Riley is far from the only receiver that Bryan Harsin and his staff have been courting over this recruiting cycle. Riley is the 29th wideout the Tigers have offered according to On3, and the pursuit for another player at that position may stem from the uncertainty Auburn is feeling from its relatively young and unproven corps at the moment. After some notable transfers to the Plains, that could be set to change, but it makes sense that Auburn would still be preparing for the future when it comes to such an important position.

Riley currently has no Crystal Ball attached to him at 247Sports, but he has yet to take any visits of pick any favorites in his recruiting process thus far. Both USC and UCLA have offered him, though, and those two Californian teams should make for some tough competition.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 16, 2022, 02:30:58 PM
Auburn ran a camp yesterday for O-linemen and D-linemen.  Offered a kid out of Pensacola for the 2024 class.  3* right now at 6'5" 290.  Also had former Auburn beast, and NFL running back, Brandon Jacobs' kid in camp.

Can't argue with anything they've been doing in the Cruitin' Department.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 17, 2022, 11:34:39 AM
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By Nick Alvarez | nalvarez@al.com
Auburn currently has just two commits in the class of 2023, but by most accounts, this summer has gone well for the Tigers’ coaching staff. Official visits have given prospects a glimpse of life on the Plains as Bryan Harsin’s vision for Year 3 crystallizes.

With a loaded in-state class and roster deficiencies lining up, every star counts as coaches continue to recruit. Here’s a list of the top 10 targets for Auburn in this cycle, ranked by positional need, talent and what their signature would say about the future of Tigers football.


10. Dee Crayton, LB

The Denmark, Ga., four-star is set to commit this weekend, which may bode well for Auburn. Crayton released his finalists in May and originally planned to commit after taking official visits to each. Clemson earned his initial trip and Auburn hosted Crayton on June 10. His other finalists include UCF, Penn State and Missouri. At 6-foot-2, 215-pounds, Crayton would bring a quick first step and explosiveness into any team’s linebackers room, including an Auburn one that’ll be tested this fall. Both On3 and 247Sports have Crayton predicted to Clemson.

9. Connor Stroh, OL

From Wakeland (Texas), Stroh has Auburn in his top five with Arkansas, Texas A&M, Texas and Florida. He’s currently on a tour of those facilities, with his Plains trip occurring in May. A strong showing at an Aggies camp led to an offer and could lead to an in-state decision for Stroh. Stroh is the first of a few offensive linemen on this list, the type of big-bodied bruiser — he’s listed at 6-foot-6, 345-pounds — that wasn’t present enough in the 2022 signing class.

8. Karmello English, WR

A Central-Phenix City standout, English is one of 21 Alabama prospects to have at least a four-star designation. The wide receiver is ranked No. 23 in the country at his position and 141st overall. He’s adept at maneuvering his 5-foot-11, 175-pound frame for explosive plays, scoring 18 touchdowns last fall. English will announce his decision on July 2. His top five included Auburn, Kentucky, Alabama, Florida and Penn State. On3′s recruiting algorithm predicts English to the Tigers as his addition will work to solve the team’s need for a lead pass-catching option.

7. Stanton Ramil, OL

Continuing the Tigers’ hunt for talent in the trenches brings us to Thompson and the reigning three-time state champions. Ramil, 6-foot-7, 210-pounds, anchored the left side of the Warriors line and SEC schools took notice, with a bevy of offers and visits coming this spring. Ramil released his top eight earlier this week with the Tigers firmly in the mix. 247Sports, which ranks Ramil the No. 20 tackle in the class, has a Crystal Ball prediction in Auburn’s favor entered.

6. Jeremiah Cobb, RB

For many in-state blue-chip prospects, Auburn usually finds itself stuck in a recruiting turf war between Alabama and Georgia. Yet, there are a few each year that doesn’t have mutual interest from some of the best programs in the SEC, and those are the ever-so valuable pieces Auburn coaches have to be capable of winning. Enter Montgomery Catholic running back Jeremiah Cobb. He currently has Auburn in his top six, but he’s been predicted to the Plains for a few months. With Clemson winning some key battles in Dabo Swinney’s home state last year — Cobb’s teammates TJ Dudley and Jourdan Thomas were a part of Clemson’s 2022 class —, securing the four-star and eighth-ranked running back would be a crucial step to show Auburn has its own backyard locked down.

5. RyQueze McElderry, OL


One could argue that any of the top five players on this list could have an argument as the most-important recruit in the cycle. McElderry’s case would be two-fold: one, Auburn could use a major flip from a program like Georgia, where McElderry has been verbally committed since November; two, McElderry solves the depth issue Auburn is likely to have on the interior of its offensive line next year. At 6-foot-3, 340-pounds the Anniston product is getting attention from Alabama and Tennesee as well. McElderry went on an official visit to Auburn last month, which is said to have boosted the Tigers’ chances.

4. Keldric Faulk, DL

In the same vein as English, Cobb and Ramil, Faulk is an in-state player who is predicted to Auburn. From Highland Home, Faulk ranks as the ninth-rated defensive lineman in the nation, per the 247Sports composite and No. 84 recruit overall. He’s a bull off the edge, earning 11 sacks as a junior and using his 6-foot-5, 240-pound frame to bend away from linemen. On3 gives Florida State and Clemson a shot at Faulk, with Auburn’s 81.5% leading the way. He’s been on campus multiple times and has said he wants to commit this summer.

3. Jaquavious Russaw, Edge

Harsin has yet to add a five-star prospect during his tenure. Who better to break that streak than Russaw, one of the most sought-after pass rushers in the country? Also one of two must-see recruits from G.W. Carver in Montgomery, Russaw is a strong athlete (6-foot-2, 230-pounds) off the edge with an ability to recognize plays quickly. The competition for him is fierce, with Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M all having a shot among the 11 schools Russaw has narrowed it down to. Russaw would answer a positional need and be a statement-signing for Harsin and co. He and teammate James Smith are predicted back in Auburn this month.

2. Jahlil Hurley, Cornerback

If Harsin wants to prove that Auburn is past its uneven 2021 and the inquiry that rocked the start of 2022, then flipping one of Alabama’s leading recruits would be one way to start. Hurley is the highest-ranked player on this list, listed as the No. 19 player in the country and the third-highest cornerback. A five-star for Florence, Hurley is a versatile and rangy defensive back that fits plenty of schemes. Most importantly for the Tigers, he comes from a family of Auburn fans and this spring has taken a trip to campus. Auburn added a Crimson Tide flip last fall with Williamson’s Robert Woodyard. Hurley would be an even bigger addition.


MORE on Hurley’s recruitment: Jahlil Hurley committed to the Tide. But schools are still calling.

1. Brock Glenn, QB

The biggest target for Auburn literally has the school in his name. Auburn Brock Glenn, named after his grandfather and Auburn alum, is also one of the last dominoes to fall in the 2023 quarterback shuffle. From Lausanne (Tenn.) Collegiate, Glenn has had a dynamite spring by earning a trip to the Elite 11 finals and getting courted by some of the biggest programs in the country that have yet to sign a thrower this upcoming class. Expected to compete with Florida State, Ohio State and others, Auburn would land a huge recruiting win by signing the four-star. 247Sports has a pair of Crystal Ball predictions tying the country’s 18th-ranked quarterback to the Plains. Glenn, who threw for 23 touchdowns last season compared to nine interceptions, plans to commit ahead of the Elite 11 finals on June 28.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: CCTAU on June 17, 2022, 12:49:27 PM
Not enough fatboys on that list.

And we will assume this:
7. Stanton Ramil, OL

Continuing the Tigers’ hunt for talent in the trenches brings us to Thompson and the reigning three-time state champions. Ramil, 6-foot-7, 210-pounds....

Should be this:
6-foot-7, 310-pounds....

Otherwise, we are done as an offense!


Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 17, 2022, 02:44:49 PM
Not enough fatboys on that list.

And we will assume this:
7. Stanton Ramil, OL

Continuing the Tigers’ hunt for talent in the trenches brings us to Thompson and the reigning three-time state champions. Ramil, 6-foot-7, 210-pounds....

Should be this:
6-foot-7, 310-pounds....

Otherwise, we are done as an offense!

What?  He may be just 210, but he's scrappy.  A double-tough competitor.

From everything I've been reading, they're offering a shit ton of linemen on both sides of the ball.  I think this list is just ranking the highest rated guys we've offered at all positions that we have a good, or at least a decent shot of landing.  The thing is, it's been a while since we have had so many highly rated guys, not only coming to campus, but putting us in their final lists.

Having said that, if this staff doesn't sign a really good haul of O-linemen, not just numbers wise, but a bunch of 4* kids, your "done as an offense" statement is spot on.   
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 19, 2022, 01:36:38 PM
Just got an edge guy from WKY.  6'5 278.

One year of eligibility.   Apparently told that there are only two edges playing currently (Hall and Leota presumably) and he would play immediately.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 20, 2022, 08:07:27 AM
Ramil and Glenn are close to locks. And ramil is 310 not 210. Article writers don’t proof read now.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 20, 2022, 09:40:29 AM
I'm fine with picking up an experienced player, especially on the edge.  Yes, we have Hall and Leota, two of the better edge rushers in the conference.  After that, it's Dylan Brooks, who had zero playing time, and somebody named Obewonabutu, or some shit.

I understand we're limited by what's available in the transfunctioner porthole thingy, but getting guys to transfer from Memphis and Western Kentucky doesn't make my anus tingle.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 20, 2022, 09:56:16 AM
getting guys to transfer from Memphis and Western Kentucky doesn't make my anus tingle.

But other than hall and oates music specials on tv, what does?
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 20, 2022, 09:57:00 AM
I'm fine with picking up an experienced player, especially on the edge.  Yes, we have Hall and Leota, two of the better edge rushers in the conference.  After that, it's Dylan Brooks, who had zero playing time, and somebody named Obewonabutu, or some shit.

I understand we're limited by what's available in the transfunctioner porthole thingy, but getting guys to transfer from Memphis and Western Kentucky doesn't make my anus tingle.

I was more concerned by the coaches implying to the transfer kid that Brooks ain't gonna get it done.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 20, 2022, 10:03:23 AM
But other than hall and oates music specials on tv, what does?

Well, KY puts out this warming gel that.......wait....yeah, Hall & Oates.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 20, 2022, 12:11:43 PM
On a somewhat semi-related note, former Auburn defensive end, Antonio Coleman, took over the HC job at Williamson.  Saw a pic of him and that dude is stacked.  Williamson is where Roger McReary is from, and the linebacker, Robert Woodyard, that we flipped from Bama this year.  Could be a nice pipeline of talent to teh Planez.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 20, 2022, 12:26:57 PM
On a somewhat semi-related note, former Auburn defensive end, Antonio Coleman, took over the HC job at Williamson.  Saw a pic of him and that dude is stacked.  Williamson is where Roger McReary is from, and the linebacker, Robert Woodyard, that we flipped from Bama this year.  Could be a nice pipeline of talent to teh Planez.

Love to see AC get his shot and always good to have a friendly face in an AL high school.

Semi-related to your semi, Jeris McIntyre is the HC at Tampa Catholic (his alma mater)...during his playing years he was teammates with Channing Tatum.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 20, 2022, 02:30:13 PM
Love to see AC get his shot and always good to have a friendly face in an AL high school.

Semi-related to your semi, Jeris McIntyre is the HC at Tampa Catholic (his alma mater)...during his playing years he was teammates with Channing Tatum.

Tatum was magic on the mike.

Not that I ever saw that movie.....more than 6 times.

Auburn just had a huge lineman from Tampa Catholic in the 2024 class on campus this weekend. Maybe Jeris could.....
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 20, 2022, 10:25:13 PM
What?  He may be just 210, but he's scrappy.  A double-tough competitor.

From everything I've been reading, they're offering a shit ton of linemen on both sides of the ball.  I think this list is just ranking the highest rated guys we've offered at all positions that we have a good, or at least a decent shot of landing.  The thing is, it's been a while since we have had so many highly rated guys, not only coming to campus, but putting us in their final lists.

Having said that, if this staff doesn't sign a really good haul of O-linemen, not just numbers wise, but a bunch of 4* kids, your "done as an offense" statement is spot on.

FYI - Stanton ramill canceled his official visit today. Haven’t seen an insider opinion on what this actually means. But hate seeing that. Some think his Knoxville bound now. Crazy how it’s the summer before his senior season and it’s this hot n heavy already.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 21, 2022, 10:06:01 AM
FYI - Stanton ramill canceled his official visit today. Haven’t seen an insider opinion on what this actually means. But hate seeing that. Some think his Knoxville bound now. Crazy how it’s the summer before his senior season and it’s this hot n heavy already.

Booooooooo.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 21, 2022, 11:05:05 AM
Booooooooo.

A DL , TE, corner? I wouldn’t care. We need big uglies. He had us, penn st and Michigan scheduled for ov this week. And we were the ones who got cancelled. Over the two northern teams. Just gives me a bad feeling.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 21, 2022, 11:54:49 AM
No doubt the big nasties are priority 1, but getting a commit from Montgomery Catholic RB, Jeremiah Cobb, would be a nice shot in the arm.  I don't put much stock in crystal balls and projections etc., but for what it's worth, everyone sees him playing for Coach Bryman Hatpin's bunch.

4* and listed as the #8 running back in the nation.  In 2021-22, he had 2,163 yards (155 YPG) with 30 TD's.  Also, 561 yards receiving with 8 TD's.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 21, 2022, 02:11:35 PM
No doubt the big nasties are priority 1, but getting a commit from Montgomery Catholic RB, Jeremiah Cobb, would be a nice shot in the arm.  I don't put much stock in crystal balls and projections etc., but for what it's worth, everyone sees him playing for Coach Bryman Hatpin's bunch.

4* and listed as the #8 running back in the nation.  In 2021-22, he had 2,163 yards (155 YPG) with 30 TD's.  Also, 561 yards receiving with 8 TD's.

Louisville just landed the #2 RB in the nation.... sheesh.  :wtf:
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 21, 2022, 02:31:57 PM
Louisville just landed the #2 RB in the nation.... sheesh.  :wtf:

Crank up the NIL $$$.  They already have the #2 wide receiver prospect in the fold.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: CCTAU on June 22, 2022, 01:33:25 AM
Didn’t we just pick up a WKU edge rusher?

Need mo fatboys!
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 24, 2022, 10:44:16 AM
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Naquil Betrand is currently committed to Colorado, but that's likely gonna change.

Following his official visit to Auburn, the Philadelphia native said there's a "85-90 percent chance," that he flips to a different school.

That school could be Auburn.

"It was good," Betrand said about his visit. "Good environment. I saw everything. Saw the new facility, the stadium. It was a good place all around.”

Betrand committed to Colorado on March 22, but is considering other options. Since then, he's visited Penn State, Kentucky and Auburn.

Auburn's chances to flip the 6-foot-6 lineman?

"Likely," Betrand said.

He spent most of his visit talking to defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh, who wants to use Betrand across the defensive line as opposed to an offensive tackle.

"I like [Auburn] a lot," he said. "Y'all got some good stuff going on over there."

Betrand is looking to reach the NFL as soon as possible, with the chance for early playing time at Auburn a contributing factor in his decision.

"I wanna play as a freshman early," Betrand said. "I can do a lot over there.”

If Betrand ends up flipping, his final decision date is set for Aug. 27.


Meh.....dude has great size but, hes a bit of a dev project. Not sure he will contribute much year 1. Hes gotta get there fast, if so. Think he needs to slow his roll on the NFL at the moment...that said, ill take him. Need big boys at the moment. And that's def his upside.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 24, 2022, 05:00:12 PM
Not so good Update on Brock Glenn - full name - AUBURN Brock Glenn, yes he was named after the school. Do not ask me where this came from and I won't tell you no lies......just read.

ps - he was considered a lock for AU last week and committing this week or next was inevitable. Now, not so much.

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We’ve been talking on the board about the emerging possibility that Brock Glenn, esteemed quarterback from the greater Memphis area, may not ultimately choose Auburn. He’s still pondering, but we‘re told that Ohio State has emerged as a serious contender.

If he chooses the Tigers, that’s terrific. He looks really good — and he’s getting better all the time.

If he chooses any other program, well, that’s bad news.

I say that not because Auburn’s future depends on Glenn. In fact, I’d argue that Auburn’s deepest position right now from a developmental perspective is quarterback. You all know I like Zach Calzada a lot. We also have reason to believe Robby Ashford and Holden Geriner may be good or even outstanding quarterbacks. (I am skeptical of TJ Finley as an SEC starter, but he certainly provides quality depth.)

No, the problem is inertia. Where is it? Where are the commits? Auburn has two good ones right now in center Bradyn Joiner and defensive back Terrence Love, but July must be the month to add some meaningful commits. This is when a team like Auburn must make a move. We’ve been talking about a revamped (and better) approach toward recruiting this cycle. They’ve attracted a higher caliber of prospective signee during the past, say, six months. Some of y’all gig me over the “recruiting enterprise,” but the truth is that never in Auburn history have so many people been allocated toward Auburn winning recruiting battles. There are so many full-time folks on this. They’re hard-working, they’re enterprising, they’re enthusiastic and they’re doing a very good job — at least in my opinion.

But this comes down to one inescapable truth: Bryan Harsin‘s job security still doesn’t look very good despite the usual platitudes hurled from the usual locales.

Auburn is getting negatively recruited in a big way out there on the trail. If I was recruiting against Auburn, you’d better believe I’d be bringing it up. They tried to fire this guy after one year? Yikes. Who will be your coach if you sign with Auburn?

Is this fixable? Everything is fixable. This particular snafu is more about timing than anything else, to be honest. Which is to say — Harsin doesn’t have much more time to prove himself to People Who Matter and he desperately needs proof of concept from a recruiting standpoint. And that’s where July comes into play. Locking down a handful of high-quality commits in July creates momentum that can be used in a variety of ways. It augments the next stages of 2023 recruiting. It may soothe some frayed nerves among People Who Somewhat Matter about Harsin’s proverbial seaworthiness. And it creates something of a buffer if the 2022 season gets rocky at some point.

Losing out on Glenn would be a terrible start to this crucial month.

Conversely, landing Glenn would be important because he’s already said he’ll be a spirited recruiter.

Auburn needs as many of those as possible.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 27, 2022, 09:55:36 AM
I understand it's early, and Auburn traditionally closes late in recruiting.  But we need some guys to pull the trigger.  We need to get some momentum and have other recruits looking at us and saying Auburn is starting to put a damn good class together.  With NIL running the show, there may not be anybody left closer to signing day.  It's one thing to be a verbal commit, and have the option of just changing your mind.  It's another thing altogether to have a 6 figure deal in place.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: wesfau2 on June 27, 2022, 10:18:35 AM
I understand it's early, and Auburn traditionally closes late in recruiting.  But we need some guys to pull the trigger.  We need to get some momentum and have other recruits looking at us and saying Auburn is starting to put a damn good class together.  With NIL running the show, there may not be anybody left closer to signing day.  It's one thing to be a verbal commit, and have the option of just changing your mind.  It's another thing altogether to have a 6 figure deal in place.

We're getting some top dogs on campus right now.  They're getting to know the staff, see the facilities/plans....now they need to see Ws.

Once we string a few together, the commitments will follow.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 27, 2022, 11:22:10 AM
We're getting some top dogs on campus right now.  They're getting to know the staff, see the facilities/plans....now they need to see Ws.

Once we string a few together, the commitments will follow.

I agree things have really been positive with regard to getting the big guns on campus, and a lot of them having us in their top 5.  That's a great sign.  But we're currently last in the SEC, and last by a good bit.  Recruits may start asking themselves why nobody is pulling the trigger for us. We need some momentum.

 
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Kaos on June 27, 2022, 12:16:09 PM
I agree things have really been positive with regard to getting the big guns on campus, and a lot of them having us in their top 5.  That's a great sign.  But we're currently last in the SEC, and last by a good bit.  Recruits may start asking themselves why nobody is pulling the trigger for us. We need some momentum.

I already done told y'all.  Believe me now or believe me later.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: GH2001 on June 27, 2022, 05:03:08 PM
We're getting some top dogs on campus right now.  They're getting to know the staff, see the facilities/plans....now they need to see Ws.

Once we string a few together, the commitments will follow.

Cart, horse. Horse, cart.

Which will happen first. Or needs to happen first. That’s the ultimate question. We’re getting tons of guys in and making their top 5’s bug whiffing a lot. It’s disheartening. They aren’t just waiting. They are choosing somewhere else. That’s the part that makes me not optimistic.

Tony Mitchell going to Bama just makes it worse. Needed buzzy to throw him some husky money.
Title: Re: Cruitin'
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 28, 2022, 10:28:32 AM
Jeremiah Cobb is announcing Friday.  No, running back is not our biggest need, by far.  But, getting the #8 RB in the nation could be that momentum builder we're needing.  Err'body says he's coming to teh Planez.  If he doesn't....Houston, we have a problem.