Teammate of Auburn commitment Derrick Moncrief at Mississippi Gulf Coast College in Perkinston, four-star wide receiver D'haquille Williams was committed to LSU before backing off that pledge in May. Taking an official visit to check out Auburn this weekend, Williams will be making his second trip to Auburn after a spring trip.
A 6-3, 212-pounder originally from East St. John High in Reserve, La., Williams has offers from just about every school in the country. He is still looking at LSU, Texas, Texas A&M and USC in addition to Auburn.
A visitor to Auburn in the spring, talented defensive lineman Devaroe Lawrence is scheduled to graduate from Georgia Military College in March with still three years left to play three on the next level. That makes him an intriguing look for not only Auburn, but several top programs around the country.
Still looking at Florida, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Tennessee and several more programs, Auburn may have an advantage with Rodney Garner on campus. The 6-3, 278 defensive lineman said Garner is someone he believes can make him a better player and person if he chose the Tigers.
"I love Coach Garner," Lawrence says. "That's my man. I could see him being a father figure in my life. I talked to some of the players and they say he doesn't pull any strings and wants you to do everything right. I like that. I like that he has that kind of structure with his players. That coach-player relationship, on Saturday that's going to make you go all-out for him."
A teammate of Lawrence, big Davonte Lambert is also a player that is on target to graduate early with his departure date from Georgia Military scheduled for December. As a freshman last season he made 27 tackles with two sacks and seven tackles for losses, but is on track to have a big sophomore season.
Planning to make a commitment in August or September, Lambert is looking at Georgia, Florida and Tennessee in addition to Auburn. At 6-3, 279, Lambert is much like his good friend Lawrence in that he could play defensive tackle or even defensive end on the next level. He has three years left to play two.
A native of Anniston now playing at Garden City Community College in Kansas, 6-7, 300 offensive tackle Dontavius Blair received an offer from the Tigers in June and will be making his first trip to Auburn this weekend for his official visit.