Talented Group Of Visitors Expected For MSU

Auburn's SEC opener against Mississippi State is expected to have a large group of visitors in attendance including one official visit.

Auburn, Ala.—The SEC opener at Jordan-Hare Stadium means some big-name prospects in the house for the Auburn Tigers and Coach Gene Chizik as a big group is expected in to check out the Mississippi State game. Headlining the group is defensive end Jordan Jenkins from Harris County (Ga.) along with Leeds' linebacker Javiie Mitchell and official visitor Vadal Alexander from Buford, Ga.

A five-star prospect and the number six defensive end in the country, Jenkins has made several trips to Auburn in the past year and will have another chance to check out the campus this weekend along with teammate and junior standout James Ellison. The big defensive tackle already has an offer from the Tigers.

James Ellison

Mitchell is a talented defender that has offers from several top schools including Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State and others. His Leeds team will have a tough challenge Friday night playing at Clay County in Ashland.

A lineman with offers from all across the country, Alexander is rated a four-star prospect and the number eight guard in the nation by Scout.com. On hand for the LSU game last season at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Alexander is also looking heavily at Alabama and LSU among others. He last visited Auburn unofficially in late July.

In addition Beniquez Brown from Florence, Rocky Hayes from Cleburne County and Kene Orjioke are also expected in. Hayes was a standout at an Auburn football camp this past summer while Orjioke has exploded onto the scene for Lassiter (Ga.) High after transferring in from California.

Among the commitments expected in are cornerback Josh Holsey from Creekside (Ga.) High, and 2013 verbal commitments Trey Johnson from Central Gwinnett (Ga.) High and Dee Liner from Muscle Shoals. Holsey is rated as the nation's number nine cornerback prospect by Scout.com while Johnson and Liner are two of the better juniors in the Southeast.

Another of those top juniors that could be back for the second weekend in a row is five-star Reuben Foster from Troup County High in LaGrange, Ga. The cousin of Auburn's Ladarious Phillips and friends with several other Tigers including Quan Bray and Erique Florence, Foster has indicated he could be back on the Plains again this Saturday.

It's never too early for players taking visits these days and that's the case with several top sophomores from in-state expected in led by big running back Bo Scarborough from Northridge High in Tuscaloosa. At 6-2, 215 he'll have a chance to be a top recruit in two years. The same is true of linebacker Tre Williams from St. Paul's in Mobile as well as Kevin Sullivan from Muscle Shoals. Both are expected to visit Auburn on Saturday as well.

Bo Scarborough

Other possible visitors include 2012 prospects Jalen Gresham from Minor, Louisville commitment Larry Jefferson from Banneker (Ga.) High, Clay Machen from Auburn High, Drew Thomas from Arlington (Tex.) High, and Jake Whaley from Briarwood Christian. From the 2013 group expected in include Nigel Bowden from Central High in Macon, Ga., Aulden Bynum from Hahira, Ga., Austin Droogsma from Gulf Breeze, Fla., 6-4, 245 David Gross from Trinity Presbyterian, B.J. Hammond from Gadsden City, O.J. Howard from Autauga Academy, Trevor Morgan from Whitewater (Ga.) High and Cameron Toney from Huntsville High.

Cameron Toney


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