Marshall, King Arrive As Preseason Camp Nears

Auburn's incoming recruiting class is almost completely on campus now including junior college quarterback Nick Marshall and juco safety Brandon King have enrolled for classes.

Auburn, Ala.—Needing help this season from his recruiting class, first-year Auburn head football caoch Gus Malzahn will have almost the entire group on campus Monday when the second summer school session starts on the Plains, including quarterback signee Nick Marshall and defensive back Brandon King from the junior college ranks.

Three players from the 2013 class are still waiting to see what the future holds for them. Those three are wide receiver Earnest Robinson, running back Peyton Barber and quarterback Jason Smith.

Smith appears to be headed for a prep school beginning to his career while Robinson's fate won't be known until after a summer school session. As for Barber he looks to be in good shape with only some paperwork needing to be cleared up before he can begin classes at Auburn.

Needing help across the board the Tigers will start looking on offense with Marshall joining Jeremy Johnson on campus at quarterback. The two will fight it out with returning players Kiehl Frazier and Jonathan Wallace at the position during fall camp. Both of the newcomers are physically capable of playing early in their careers so August could be a big month for both.

At running back Cameron Artis-Payne went through spring practice and freshman Johnathan Ford was already on campus taking classes. Barber would be the third incoming back for the Tigers this fall.

At wide receiver Auburn will add three players to the mix in teammates Tony Stevens and Dominic Walker from Evans High in Orlando. They are both scheduled to begin classes on Monday. Fellow signee Marcus Davis attended the first summer school session on the Plains as did Auburn's only high school offensive lineman signee Deon Mix.

Defensively, the Tigers could add some immediate help up front as defensive ends Carl Lawson and Elijah Daniel will begin classes on Monday, joining Montravius Adams. Adams was in classes the first summer session. Junior college signee Ben Bradley went through spring practice with the Tigers.

Montravius Adams and Carl Lawson

Already on campus for the first summer session, junior college linebacker Kenny Flowers will be joined by Cameron Toney on Monday in classes. Toney signed with Auburn out of Huntsville High.

In the secondary all three safety signees are scheduled to start classes on Monday as well and could become immediate impact players for the Tigers at a position of need. King and Khari Harding will likely get their first look at the two true safety positions in Auburn's defense. Getting his first look at the "star" position is Mackenro Alexander.

Incoming freshman Kamryn Melton started school the first summer session. The group is rounded out by kicker Daniel Carlson from Colorado.

Auburn is expected to begin practices on August 1 with the first game scheduled for Aug. 31 against Washington State at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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