This Saturday Coach Gene Chizik and his staff will welcome a group of talented underclassmen for one of many junior days on the Auburn campus.
Auburn has become one of the hot names in the country with recruits from all over taking a look at the Tigers. Because of that it's expected to be a busy weekend with perhaps up to 50 players on hand to check out the campus and facilities while getting a chance to meet and talk with the coaches.
Among those are several players who have already visited Auburn and are taking another look. Included in that group is the only commitment to this point offensive lineman Michael Flint from Oxford. He's expected to be joined on Saturday by talented teammates Kwon Alexander and Trae Elston. Alexander is considered one of the nation's top linebacker prospects while the versatile Elston could play on either side of the ball.
Another talented trio of teammates is expected in as well as Vadal Alexander, Kurt Freitag (DE/TE) and Dillon Lee from Buford, Ga., High are all talented players. A four-star lineman, Alexander has offers from around the country as do Freitag and Lee. At 6-3, 225, Lee is the prototypical linebacker in terms of size and speed for today's game.
Other talented visitors expected in include defensive end Torey Agee from Opelika, linebacker Tre Banks from Williamson High in Mobile, 2013 offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman from Handley in Roanoke and running back Beniquez Brown from Florence High.
Voted the MVP of the Orlando MVP Camp last weekend, athletic Travares Copeland from Treasure Coast (Fla.) High is also expected to visit Auburn this Saturday. Playing quarterback in high school, he's expected to be a wide receiver or possibly a defensive back on the next level.
Another talented linebacker expected in is speedy Javier Mitchell from Leeds. A teammate of Auburn signee Jonathan Rose, Mitchell has had the Tigers as one of his favorites since making a camp visit last summer.
Versatility is the name of the game for Alex Taylor. The big safety/running back from West Limestone High currently has eight offers with more likely to come as he makes his rounds this spring. The 6-4, 205-pounder ran for over 1,000 yards last season as a junior.
One of the top linemen in the South for 2012, Quinteze Williams is no stranger to Auburn having made several trips to the Plains in the last year. He's expected to take another this weekend for junior day to meet with new defensive line coach Mike Pelton.
Perhaps the top wide receiver in Georgia this year, big Jaquay Williams from Heard County is already rated a three-star prospect and has offers from around a dozen schools early in the process. At 6-4 and nearly 200 pounds, he presents a big target on the perimeter in the passing game.
Other players expected in include teammates Juan Melons, Will Moor, and Drew Sarvary from Leon High in Tallahassee (Fla.), defensive lineman Tyler Nero from Escambia County, wide receiver/defensive back Jhaustin Thomas from Columbia High in Decatur (Ga.), linebacker Kadeem Thomas from Godby High in Tallahassee, wide receiver Fred Zerblas from Grayson High in Loganville (Ga.), offensive lineman Blake Bars from MBA in Nashville, and offensive lineman Brand Greene from Cedar Grove High in Ellenwood, Ga.