At 6-5, 235, Bower was impressive at several summer camps and has had a strong start to his senior season. Currently listed as the number 25 defensive end prospect in the country, he is a strong link to what is already a stellar defensive line recruiting class for Auburn.
While fellow Auburn commitments such as Reuben Foster, Jeremy Johnson, Jason Smith, Earnest Robinson and Cameron Toney are also expected in, several uncommitted 2013 visitors could be interesting names for the Tigers heading down the stretch towards signing day.
One of the positions for need for Auburn is going to be at the fullback position and while he remains somewhat of a mystery at the moment, 6-0, 225 Kenny Johnson from John Carroll in Birmingham could be a player worth keeping an eye on. Impressive two weeks ago in a last-second loss to Sylacauga with over 170 yards rushing, he's got power and speed and could be a possible fit at fullback down the road.
Another position Auburn is looking for help is finding a big, physical wide receiver. It doesn't get much bigger or more physical than Wenonah standout De'Runnya Wilson. At 6-6, 220, Wilson is one of the top basketball prospects in the state, but decided to play football as a senior and it has proven to be a wide move. He's getting looks from several top programs and will be making his first visit to Auburn for a football game this Saturday.
After signing a large group of offensive tackles last year, Auburn's focus on the offensive line is on the interior for this class. One of the player that could get an offer from the Tigers down the road is talented guard Wilson Bell from Blount High in Prichard. The 6-2, 290 prospect had early offers from Memphis, Troy, UAB, South Alabama and several others. He's rated a three-star by Scout.com/FoxSportsNext.
Recruiting is happening earlier and earlier and that means another large group of underclassmen expected in for Saturday's game including several players already with an offer from the Tigers. Already a three-star prospect for the 2014 class, talented cornerback Wesley Green from MLK High in Lithonia, Ga. already has offers from Clemson, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and several others.
One of the stars of the expected Friday night showdown between Auburn High and Carver-Montgomery at Duck Samford Stadium, 2014 linebacker prospect Shaun Hamilton favors Auburn and Clemson at the moment and will be in attendance as well.
Expected to make his second trip to Auburn in the last three weeks is junior linebacker Tre Williams from St. Paul's Episcopal in Mobile. Rated the number one middle linebacker for 2014, the 6-2, 220 Williams has offers from all over including Auburn, Alabama and Florida State.
A talented junior quarterback being recruited by several top schools already is Justice Hansen from Edmond (OK) Memorial High. Rated the number 18 QB in the 2014 class, Hansen has early offers from Arkansas and Missouri among others.
Other talented 2014 prospects expected to visit include linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams from Cedar Grove (Ga.), twins Elliot Berry and Evan Berry from Creekside (Ga.) High, wide receiver Demarcus Bingham from Foley, wide receiver Chris Herndon from Meadowcreek High in Norcross (Ga.), offensive lineman Tyler Jones from Albertville, and linebacker Demetro Stephens Jr. from Arabia Mountain High in Lithonia, Ga.