Big Names Expected For Auburn's 2nd Jr Day

Coach Gus Malzahn and his assistants are preparing to play host this weekend to talented football prospects from around the region.

Auburn, Ala.—With spring practice getting cranked up on the Auburn campus, Coach Gus Malzahn and his staff will welcome another large group of prospects to the Plains on Saturday for their second major junior day this year.

Several prospects from the Louisiana are expected in for Saturday's junior day with former teammates Cameron Robinson and Cameron Sims from Ouachita Parish High School two of the bigger names. The nation's number one offensive tackle, Robinson transferred to West Monroe and has offers from just about every college in the country.

A four-star wide receiver with offers from Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, USC and many others, Sims is a 6-4, 215 receiver known for a physical style of play.

Cameron Robinson

Two more prospects from the Pelican State expected to visit Auburn this weekend are safety Laurence Jones from Neville and talented 2015 offensive tackle Garrett Thomas from Many. The number four rated safety in the country, Jones is a big hitter with offers from many of the top schools in the country. Already with an offer from Michigan, the 6-6, 295 Thomas could wind up being one of the top offensive linemen in the country next year.

Expected to make a return trip to Auburn will be a pair of standouts from Florence High School as quarterback Kendrick Doss and defensive back Quade Alexander are expected to be on campus once again. After visiting Ole Miss and Mississippi State earlier this week, both made a trip to Southern Miss on Wednesday before heading back to see the Tigers on Saturday.

Kendrick Doss

Already with offers from Alabama, South Carolina, Kentucky and several others, linebacker Gavin Bryant from Jackson High is quickly becoming a name to watch in recruiting circles. The 6-2, 230-pounder will be making his first visit to Auburn on Saturday and could leave with an offer.

A linebacker who already has an offer from Auburn is the physical Shaun Hamilton from Carver-Montgomery. Making frequent visits to see the Tigers in the last few months, he was in Auburn on Wednesday for the first day of spring practice for Malzahn along with teammate Draequon Murphy.

Shaun Hamilton

Another fast riser in the recruiting world is talented linebacker/safety Keith Holcombe from Hillcrest High in Tuscaloosa. At 6-3, 210 he is a player who could be the perfect fit for the star position in Ellis Johnson's defense at Auburn. He currently does not have an offer from the Tigers.

More of a classic safety, speedy Demetrius Kemp is expected back in Auburn this weekend for his second junior day visit. Already with an offer from South Alabama and hearing heavily from schools such as Southern Miss and Northern Illinois, Kemp was impressed on his first trip to the Plains and could be a player to keep an eye on as recruiting heats up.

Another pair of teammates who will have to wait several years before they get to college but already have offers from Auburn are Kerryon Johnson and Malik Miller from Madison Academy. Considered one of the top sophomores in the country, Johnson was the MVP of the Alabama Class 3A title game last season while Miller is a physical freshman who plays running back and linebacker.

Malik Miller and Kerryon Johnson

A three-star wide receiver from Purvis, Miss., Markell Pack has offers from all over the Southeast including Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Clemson and Florida State along with in-state schools Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss. At 6-1, 175, Pack is rated the No. 64 receiver in the nation by Scout.com.

Several top prospects from Georgia are expected to be in Auburn this weekend led by safety Cortez McDowell from Locust Grove. A four-star recruit, the six-foot-two McDowell currently has Tennessee and Florida State on top of his list prior to the visit with Auburn. Alabama, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Georgia Tech and several others are also in the mix.

Cortez McDowell

A player who showed lots of promise last summer at an Auburn camp, linebacker Juwon Young from Albany, Ga., is another prospect hoping to get good news while on his visit to the Plains. At 6-2, 230, Young is getting strong interest from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech and several others.

Also expected to visit are a pair of athletes looking for an offer from Auburn in Adam Choice from Thomasville and C.J. Leggett from North Gwinnett High in Suwanee.

In addition to the junior prospects from Georgia expected in, talented 2015 defensive end Mekhi Brown from Carver-Columbus is also scheduled to take a visit to Auburn along with several teammates.


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