Auburn Coaches Busy Visiting Prospects

Auburn's coaches have been busy on the recruiting trail this week despite the lack of a head coach for the Tigers.

Auburn, Ala.—Despite the uncertainty surrounding the Auburn football program at the moment, coaches are on the road talking to commitments and prospects trying to do their best to keep the Tigers in the minds of players.

Assistant coaches Trooper Taylor, Curtis Luper, Tommy Thigpen, and Jay Boulware are all out on the road answering questions and helping prospects understand the process of finding the new coach for the Tigers. Also out are administrative assistant Scott Fountain and offensive quality control assistant Al Pogue.

After visiting with commitments such as Reuben Foster, Carl Lawson, Tashawn Bower and Earnest Robinson on Wednesday, the group has continued its efforts on the last two days by talking with Carver standout quarterback Jeremy Johnson and Muscle Shoals defensive lineman Dee Liner. Both will be trying to get to the state championship tonight with semi-final games.

In addition to those two, Thigpen stopped in to see McGill-Toolen standout Jason Smith in the Mobile area while Fountain made the trip to Dothan to talk with Kamryn Melton.

One of the busiest of the assistant coaches has been Luper. Making a stop to talk with five-star running back Derrick Green on Thursday in Virginia, he was back in Georgia on Friday talking with another five-star prospect in defensive tackle Montravius Adams.

A player that has backed off his commitment to Auburn in recent days, Jaquay Williams received a visit from Taylor on Thursday while Thigpen saw linebacker commitment Jarrad Davis at Camden County. His team plays tonight in the third round of the Georgia High School playoffs.

Another player preparing for a playoff game tonight that was given a visit by the Auburn staff is tight end A.J. Jackson from Lovejoy (Ga.) High. Looking strongly at Florida State after the struggles for the Tigers this season, Jackson got a visit from Boulware to talk Auburn and the future of the program.

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