Big 6-6 Derrick Griffin from B.F. Terry High in Rosenberg, Tex. is rated the number seven wide receiver in the country by Scout.com and has been committed to the Aggies since January. Making friends with Auburn quarterback commitment Jeremy Johnson at the Army All-American Game, Griffin like Johnson is also a top basketball player and could play both on the next level.
Getting an Auburn offer recently after wanting one for the Tigers for quite a while, offensive lineman Wilson Bell from Blount High in Prichard is a commitment to UCF, but Auburn is definitely in the picture now after coming onboard. A visitor to Florida State last week and expected to visit Ole Miss next weekend, the 6-4, 295 Bell is one of the hot names in recruiting as signing day nears.
Another Mobile area player that is expected to visit Auburn this weekend is big athlete Jonathan Walton from Bayside Academy in Daphne. At 6-1, 235, the former Penn State commitment is being recruited as a fullback by the Tigers after a strong season running the ball as a senior. Adding an offer from Ole Miss on Thursday, Walton is also looking at South Carolina and Tennessee after visiting both the Gamecocks and Vols the last two weekends.
Committing to the Tigers over Kansas State, Indiana, Texas and Texas Tech, 6-2, 205 Nick Marshall from Garden City, Kan. is expected to get a shot to play quarterback for the Tigers, but could also play defensive back or even wide receiver on the next level. Playing his first season at Georgia in the defensive backfield before transferring to junior college to play quarterback, Marshall threw for 2,837 yards and 18 touchdowns this season while adding 949 yards and 18 more scores on the ground.
A player that recently got an offer from the Tigers and will visit this weekend as well is athletic Marcus Davis from American Heritage High in Delray Beach, Fla. Playing quarterback, but expected to be a wide receiver or defensive back on the next level, the 5-10, 180 Davis threw for 827 yards and 14 touchdowns and added seven scores and 826 yards on the ground. Expected to visit Arkansas next weekend and hoping to get an offer from Florida late in the process, Davis plans to make his decision in the days leading up to signing day.