Class of 2016 linebacker Jeremiah Moon from Hoover High was one of the top players at Auburn's camp on Friday. The nephew of former Oxford and Alabama linebacker Darius Gilbert (who played for Ellis Johnson at Alabama), the 6-3, 194-pounder ran a 4.78 time in the 40-yard dash and had a vertical leap of 37 inches.
Showing the ability to play in space, Moon will likely grow to be 6-4 and close to 220 pounds by the time he's done playing for the Bucs. Already with offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss and several others, Moon should be a fast-riser in next year's class.
Coconut Creek wide receiver Binjimen Victor got much of the attention from Friday's camp by getting an offer from Auburn, but teammate and 6-1 cornerback Trayon Mullen wasn't far behind. A long athlete and just the type of player Melvin Smith is looking for, it wouldn't be surprising to see Mullen get an offer from the Tigers sometime before his junior season.
Gus Malzahn and Victor
In addition to Binjimen another top receiver was class of 2016 standout Kiel Pollard from Colquitt County High in Georgia. Coached by Rush Propst, he compares favorably to former Hoover and Florida standout Chad Jackson, according to his coach. Checking in at 6-0, 217 pounds, he's a load on the perimeter and will be a player to keep an eye on this fall.
Next Man Up?
Auburn's offensive line recruiting is in good shape with three already committed and several more who have the Tigers high on their list. One player who could be close to sneaking into that group is Christian Pellage from Nature Coast High in Brooksville, Fla. At 6-6, 285 pounds and with good feet, Pellage showed his skills Friday morning at the lineman portion of Auburn's camp. Already with several big offers, he said the Tigers would move into consideration quickly if they were to extend an offer as well.
Auburn High School has another talented football player coming out this season and while not the five-star variety he has a chance to be a solid player for some lucky team down the road. Working out at tight end on Friday but playing outside linebacker and defensive end for the Tigers, Griffin Riggs is 6-2 ½, 222 pounds with 4.7 speed in the 40-yard dash. Already with offers from Arkansas State, Cincinnati, South Alabama, Southern Miss and others, Riggs said he feels like North Carolina is close to offering as well.
A lifelong Auburn fan, Riggs said camping with the Tigers was a great experience for him and he would love to hear more from them moving forward.
Expected to be one of the top 2016 quarterbacks, big Jawon Pass from Carver High in Columbus, Ga., earned an Auburn offer on Friday after working out with Coach Rhett Lashlee and the staff. A player in the mold of Jeremy Johnson, the 6-5, 220 Pass is rated a four-star prospect and the number eight player at his position in the country already. Clemson, Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Texas A&M and many others have already offered Pass as he prepares for his junior year.