One of those prospects was in Auburn on Sunday to check out the Auburn Tigers. Taylor Stallworth, a six-foot-three, 260-pound defensive lineman, spent the afternoon on the Auburn University campus and got a chance to see the facilities.
"It was a great trip," Stallworth said. "I got to meet the new coaches and I can't wait to come back."
Stallworth noted he is a two-year starter who made 57 tackles with eight assists as a junior. His combination of size and production has attracted the attention of college coaches.
"South Carolina actually offered me last week," he said, adding that was exciting when it happened. He is also hearing from other colleges and plans to visit Florida State, Alabama and others in addition to South Carolina.
Stallworth said that Auburn assistant coach Dameyune Craig is recruiting him and that he likes the former Tiger star, who made the move back to his alma mater in January.
"We talked about my plans and my decisions, and how should I choose a college," Stallworth said. "It is right for me? Do I feel like I am at home? Am I going to be get playing time and things like that?"
Stallworth and his teammates are in their winter workouts back in Mobile, where they are working to get bigger and stronger in a makeshift facility while repairs are being made at Murphy High, which was hit by a tornado on Christmas day. Asked if he is still growing, the 16-year-old said, "Yes sir."