Big Recruiting Weekend On Tap For Tigers

Auburn is expected to host a big and talented group of prospects this weekend for the Arkansas game.

It will be yet another huge weekend at Auburn as the #7 Tigers take on the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday afternoon at Jordan-Hare Stadium. It's not just the football game that makes it a big weekend though as dozens of top prospects are also expected in for the weekend to check out Gene Chizik's program and the Auburn campus.

A pair of those will be on official visits as four-star defensive back Robensen Therezie from Jackson High in Miami and three-star defensive tackle Terry Bell from Tenoroc High in Lakeland are both expected to visit from the Sunshine State. A 5-10, 185 speedster with offers from all over the country, Therezie is rated as the nation's number 24 cornerback according to Scout.com

Having already visited Auburn unofficially in July, Therezie has offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Tennessee and several other big-time programs. As a junior, Therezie was named Second Team All-State as a defensive back after tallying 81 tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles. He was also responsible for 279 rushing and 230 yards receiving on the offensive side of the ball.

A massive lineman that has come out of nowhere to be one of the top big men in Florida, the 6-5, 297 Bell had a strong start to his senior year before a MCL injury brought his final campaign to a close. It hasn't stopped the recruiting attention though as he's already been to games at Florida, Florida State and South Florida this season. Bell will be making his second visit to Auburn after visiting unofficially in July.

They will be joined by a host of top prospects from both the junior and senior ranks as the Tigers continue to work towards not only a top class in 2011 but also down the road by building relationships with talented underclassmen.

Torey Agee

The son of former Auburn and NFL fullback Tommie Agee, Torey Agee is a talented junior defensive lineman from Opelika. A visitor to Auburn's camp, he's expected in this weekend as is another talented junior Travis Blanks from North Florida Christian in Tallahassee. Considered one of the nation's top junior defensive backs, Blanks has an early offer from the Tigers.

A physical running back/defensive back prospect, junior Chaz Elder is a talented player from Banneker High in College Park, Ga. He's a former teammate of current Auburn freshmen Shaun Kitchens and Demetruce McNeal. He's expected in to see the game on Saturday as is another top junior, offensive lineman Michael Flint from Oxford.

One of the top offensive line prospects in the South for next year, Flint has been offered by Auburn and has a strong bond to the Tigers already with his brother in school on the Plains. He has made several visits to Auburn already with more expected down the road.

Michael Flint

While Flint may be near the top of Alabama's prospects for next year, that guy in 2011 could be defensive back Erique Florence from Valley. Playing quarterback this season, he's rated as one of the nation's top safety prospects and is looking at a host of schools with Auburn and Alabama considered the favorites. He's expected in for yet another visit to Auburn this weekend.

A massive offensive lineman, Lamont Hardy from Lovejoy (Ga.) High visited Auburn unofficially during the summer and is expected back this weekend to check out a game at Jordan-Hare Stadium as is one of the nation's top junior offensive linemen D.J. Humphries from Mallard Creek High in Charlotte, N.C. He's rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com for the 2012 class.

D.J. Humphries

The younger brother of former Auburn signee and current commitment Izauea Lanier, Mario Lanier from Gordo could be a player to watch in 2012. He's expected in this weekend as is 2012 defensive standouts Justin Shanks and Jay Minor from Prattville. They'll be joined by fellow junior athlete Justin Thomas.

Another top junior defender in the state is linebacker Javier Mitchell from Leeds. Teaming up with Auburn commitment Jonathan Rose, Mitchell has helped the Green Wave to a number one ranking and undefeated start to the season in 2010.

Javier Mitchell

There is always a need for big and talented linemen on both sides of the ball and two players that fit the bill for that are expected in as well. Offensive tackle Xzavier Ward from Colquitt County (Ga.) has offers from all over and will be making his second visit to Auburn in the last four months. Defensive tackle Gabe Wright from Carver Columbus has been a frequent visitor to Jordan-Hare Stadium and is considered one of the top targets for the Tigers on the defensive line this year.

A future top prospect with ties to Auburn is also expected in as well. Making a name for himself as a sophomore, Brian Whitaker from Westside Macon (Ga.) is quickly becoming known for being more than just the younger brother of Jeffrey Whitaker. A defensive end, he could be one of the nation's best in two years and is expected in to see his older brother in action on Saturday.


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