One of those players is talented defensive back Marcus Roberson from St. Thomas Aquinas. Perhaps the top defensive performer at Auburn's summer camp, Roberson is a four-star prospect and the number 13 safety in the nation this year. Being recruited as a cornerback by the Tigers, Roberson says the first thing that stands out to him when he watches Auburn this year is the offense.
"They are winning and having fun," Roberson tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I really like the offense. It has been clicking lately. They've got a good thing going on. I think they could go a long way."
While the offense has been rolling the same can't be said of the defense. While coach Ted Roof's group has shown improvement in recent weeks Auburn's work against the pass still leaves a lot to be desired. With injuries to key players this season the Tigers were left with just four cornerbacks last week against Ole Miss, the fourth being true freshman Ryan White who was redshirting until forced into action. All of that has been something Roberson has watched closely this season.
"They have been doing good but I feel like they can do even better," Roberson says of the defense. "They are lacking at some positions that they need help at, which is my position. If they get that right they will be a heck of a team."
Looking for help Auburn already has several commitments in the secondary but are still looking to finish out the class with a few more quality players. One of those guys could be Roberson who says that the Tigers are still at the top for him at the moment.
"It's a big factor for me," Roberson says. "It's what they need. They have been my top school so there's a good chance there.
"Auburn is still in the lead right now," Roberson adds. "When I went up there I just liked the place. The people are nice there. There is a lot of tradition there. I just feel like I would have a good opportunity to become a good person there."
Having already visited Georgia in addition to Auburn, Roberson says that at the moment he's just taking visits to check out other schools but his mind is still on the Tigers. "I'm not really looking at other schools I'm just taking visits really," he notes.
Planning to make his announcement at the Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., Roberson is one of the top players on one of the top teams in the country this season. Currently 8-0, the Raiders have been dominant this season and that has kept the numbers down for Roberson.
Rarely playing more than a half this season and with teams throwing away from him he has two interceptions each returned 55 yards and three pass break ups. For the season St. Thomas Aquinas has allowed just 63 points with three shutouts.