Friday Auburn Football Recruiting Notebook

Notes on potential visitors for this weekend's homecoming game against Western Carolina and some targets at positions of need for the Tigers.

Decision Time Coming?

Getting an offer from the Auburn Tigers last week, receiver Myron Burton from Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) High is expected to visit this weekend for the homecoming game against Western Carolina along with his family. The son of a former Auburn player (Myron Burton) that was part of the undefeated 1993 team, the talented wide receiver could pull the trigger on Saturday if everything goes well.

That would give the Tigers three wide receivers in the 2014 class joining junior college standout D'haquille Williams and electric Stanton Truitt from Georgia. While Auburn could still take another receiver in this class, it would likely only come if the Tigers could land a top target such as Malachi Dupre from Louisiana, Josh Malone from Tennessee or Travis Rudolph from Florida.

Myron Burton

Weekend Visitors

Other than the visit from Burton it should be a rather quiet weekend on the Plains with commitments such as Truitt, Kamryn Pettway and Justin Thornton expected to make the trip over for the 1 p.m. kickoff. A few of the other players expected to visit include 2014 wide receiver Marquise Fulton from Opelika, big linebacker/defensive end Blake Bean from Oneonta, 2015 lineman Bailey Sharp from Sprayberry High in Marietta, Ga., athlete DeQuan Guice from Barbour County and 2015 cornerback Matlin Marshall from Evans (Ga.) High.

Defensive Tackle Recruiting

With the news that Auburn senior Jeffrey Whitaker will be taking a redshirt this season and returning in 2014, it takes a little pressure off the defensive tackle recruiting in this class in one way. Already with a junior college lineman on board, Devaroe Lawrence, Auburn will likely focus more on the high school ranks to finish off the position. There is a possibility to sign two more players at defensive tackle right now with Elisha Shaw still in the mix. How his recruiting moves forward may depend on what the doctors have to say about the neck condition that has kept him off the field this season.

Another player Auburn is trying to get a visit from is Kentavius Street from Greenville, S.C. A four-star defensive end prospect by Scout.com, Street could be a player that moves inside on the next level. He's being recruited by Auburn assistant Charlie Harbison.

A wildcard at the spot could be former Florida State signee Dalvon Stuckey. Currently a commitment to the Miami Hurricanes out of Pearl River College in Mississippi, Stuckey is 6-3, 325 and would be a good fit in Auburn's 4-3 scheme. With a prior relationship with Dameyune Craig, Stuckey could be someone the Tigers take a look at this fall as well.

Safety Targets

Auburn has a commitment from junior college safety Derrick Moncrief, but the Tigers are in need of at least two more players at the position. One of the highest profile targets left on the board is Auburn High standout Rashaan Evans. Recruited to play the safety spot or even the "star" by Auburn, Evans has the Tigers, Alabama, Georgia and UCLA on his list.

A player committed to Miami, speedy Darrion Owens from Oakleaf (Fla.) High is listed as a linebacker by Scout, but could be a safety in Auburn's system. Auburn's coaches visited Oakleaf last week and if they can get a visit from Owens this one could get interesting.

Darrion Owens

Another possibility at safety is Demopolis standout Demetrius Kemp. Currently committed to Southern Miss, Kemp has been a frequent visitor to Auburn since last spring and would likely jump if offered by the Tigers.

Numbers

Even though Auburn has around 31 spots it could fill in this recruiting class because of a smaller class last year, the Tigers will only have between 23-25 actual spots for the 2014 class because of the 85 scholarship number in place. With 15 commitments already that leaves between eight and 10 more spots to fill for Auburn in this class.


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