Top Prospects Flocking In For Auburn-Ole Miss

Among the top football prospects expected in to Auburn this weekend are a trio of four-star defensive linemen for the 2014 class, one of the top local targets plus talented prospects from both Mississippi and Louisiana.

Auburn, Ala.--Following a road game and a week off last week the Auburn football Tigers return home this weekend to face the Ole Miss Rebels. With big junior college offensive lineman Xavier Dampeer coming on an official visit and possibly 200 unofficial visitors expected for the Saturday night game, Auburn's coaches will have plenty of talent on hand to check out their program.

A former defensive lineman who made a move to offense, Dampeer plays center for Copiah-Lincoln Community College, but could play anywhere on the interior offensive line. Expected to take an official visit with his family this weekend, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the 6-3, 300-pounder commit to Auburn.

Another player who could make a decision this weekend is three-star wide receiver Myron Burton. The son of a former Auburn player from the undefeated 1993 team, Burton received an offer from the Tigers earlier this week and is planning to make it to Auburn on Saturday. If he does there's a chance he could pull the trigger and become Auburn's third wide receiver commitment for the 2014 class.

Several of the top players left on Auburn's recruiting board are expected to visit unofficially this weekend, including a trio of 2014 defenders. A four-star defensive end, big Andrew Williams from Eagles Landing in McDonough, Ga., is a talented prospect with offers from across the country. Playing a position of need for the Tigers, he should get plenty of attention while on the Auburn campus.

Another four-star defensive end expected to visit is Dante Sawyer from North Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Ga. A physical player with plenty of offers to choose from, Sawyer could be another good fit at defensive end. He's expected to be joined in Auburn by five-star 2015 offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt along with junior defensive end Anree Saint-Amour.

Dante Sawyer

On the interior defensive line one of the top players in the country is big Elisha Shaw from Tucker, Ga., High. A four-star and the number four tackle in the nation, Shaw has offers from all over and continues to give the Tigers a long look. With Auburn's need for playmakers in the middle it should make the program an inviting one for Shaw.

Another player high on Auburn's radar is four-star Auburn High standout Rashaan Evans. Having already visited UCLA officially and planning official visits to Georgia and Alabama in addition to Auburn, Evans would be a good fit for the Tigers at either a true safety spot or the "star" position moving forward.

With a chance at very early playing time on the Plains, Evans should be very familiar with Auburn after making several visits over the spring and summer. He's expected to be joined by teammates Antreal Allen (UCLA commitment) and Darian Yancey (Southern Miss commitment).

Another pair of teammates expected to be in Auburn this weekend hail from the Magnolia State. A talented wide receiver prospect, big Jesse Jackson from Petal, Miss., is looking heavily at Mississippi State, but will be making his second trip to see the Tigers. He will be joined by teammate Javon Patterson, a big offensive guard for the 2015 class already with an Auburn offer.

Jesse Jackson

They will have the opportunity to mingle with many of the Tigers' current commitments including quarterback Sean White, running backs Racean Thomas and Kamryn Pettway, wide receiver Stanton Truitt, tight ends Jakell Mitchell and Chris Laye, defensive end Justin Thornton, linebackers Tre Williams and DeShaun Davis, along with defensive backs Nick Ruffin and Derrick Moncrief. Also expected to be in attendance is class of 2015 Auburn quarterback commitment Tyler Queen.

In addition to Mitchell, the Opelika Bulldogs are expected to be well-represented on Saturday night with Alabama commitment Stephen Roberts and junior defensive end Quandeski Whitlow plus fellow junior defensive tackle Jared Gentry also expected to be at the game. Another local junior who is expected to be in attendance is junior Anfernee Jennings from Dadeville. Jennings is a player who should be a definite SEC prospect for the 2015 class at defensive end.

Up front one of the guys to keep an eye on in this year's class is big Jordan Sims from Homewood. Sims is expected to make his first Auburn trip for a game this season and is still looking at the Tigers, Alabama, Florida and several schools.

Jordan Sims

Another 2014 prospect to remember is safety Demetrius Kemp from Demopolis. A Southern Miss commitment at the moment, Kemp could be a guy Auburn offers if he continues to play standout football for the Demopolis Tigers. Last week he made 13 tackles and had two long touchdowns.

The son of one of the top running backs in Auburn history, Stephen Davis Jr. is a talented defender out of Dutch Fork High in Irmo, S.C. Just a sophomore, Davis is quickly becoming one of the guys to watch in the 2016 class and already has an Auburn offer. Another player with an Auburn offer already is defensive end Natrez Patrick from Mays High in Atlanta. Already a four-star prospect and the number eight defensive end for the 2015 class, Patrick made an unofficial visit to Auburn over the summer.

Natrez Patrick

Another four-star defensive end for the 2015 class expected to visit this weekend is athletic Arden Key from MLK High in Lithonia, Ga. Already with offers from Clemson, Georgia, LSU and many others in addition to Auburn, Key is the kind of pass rusher teams are looking for in today's game of up-tempo offenses.

Playmakers are always important and one of the best from the 2015 class is expected in for a visit. Four-star speedster Derrick Dillon from Pine High in Franklinton, La., is already a player high on the radar for several teams including Auburn. Another Louisiana product expected in is defensive tackle Louis Wings from West Jefferson High in Harvey.

Some of the other underclassmen expected to be in town for the Auburn-Ole Miss game include 2016 running back Kingston Davis from Prattville along with 2015 QB/athlete Kalen Whitlow, 2015 running back T.J. Simmons from Lakeland, Fla., 2015 wide receiver K.J. Hill from North Little Rock, Ark., 2016 tight end Landon Rice from Rome, Ga., 2016 running back Denzel Mitchell from Jonesboro, Ark., impressive junior offensive lineman Darryl Williams from Bessemer City High along with 2014 athlete prospect Brandon Byner, 2016 offensive tackle Luke Elder from LaGrange (Ga.) High along with teammate and junior safety Mon Denson.

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