Position/Scout Ranking:Sammie Coates is 6-2, 177 wide receiver from Leroy and is a three-star prospect rated as the number 57 wide receiver in the country.
Auburn's Main Competition: Coates was an under the radar type recruit who the Auburn coaches had a chance to evaluate at camp over the summer and liked what they saw. A one- time Southern Miss commitment, the speedy Coates jumped at the opportunity to stay in state and play for the Tigers.
Why Auburn Signed Him: A physical freak at wide receiver, Coates has the type of ability to be a playmaker on the next level and is at his best when the ball is in the air.
Worth Noting: He was named the 2A Back of The Year, and was a key player on Leroy High's state championship team. Coates was named the MVP of the championship game after catching five passes for 60 yards and 2 touchdowns, as well as rushing for 27 yards and another score.