2015 Auburn Recruiting: Offensive Targets

Taking a look at how Auburn stands on offense for the 2015 class.

Auburn, Ala.--Just before the Auburn coaches went on vacation and the NCAA dead period for recruiting went into effect Auburn's 2015 recruiting efforts got a big boost with two more pieces of the puzzle for Gus Malzahn, Rhett Lashlee and company coming onboard.

With several targets left on that side of the ball, we take a look at what Tyler Carr and Jalen Harris bring to the table for Auburn and what the Tigers still need moving forward.

A powerful offensive lineman who is still learning the finer points of playing on that side of the ball, Carr's best football is ahead of him. Playing offensive tackle for Southside-Gadsden, Carr will get a shot to play that position for Coach J.B. Grimes on the next level as well, but could also move inside to guard if needed because of his strength and run blocking ability.

He became the fourth offensive line commitment for 2015, joining Bailey Sharp, Kaleb Kim and Marquel Harrell.

Looking to add a true center and another tackle, Auburn still has work left to do on the offensive line before calling it a day in this class. That means players such as Darryl Williams, Brandon Kennedy and even Dallas Warmack for the center spot with five-star Martez Ivey a top target for the remaining tackle position.

A teammate of Chandler Cox at Apopka, Fla., High, Ivey is a player the Tigers have a very good shot with because of that relationship and his skill set being a perfect fit for Auburn's offense moving forward.

Martez Ivey

Another player who seems to be a perfect fit is Harris. Already at 6-5, 240 pounds, Harris has the skill set to be a versatile player for the Tigers and is capable of playing on the perimeter or with his hand on the ground in Auburn's offense. Just starting to realize his potential, according to Coach Jimmy Perry, Harris' best football is ahead of him.

He joins Cox to give the Tigers two key players moving forward in the offense. Cox should fill more of the Jay Prosch role in Auburn's offense but also has the ability to get to the edge and become a dangerous receiver. Combined with Harris that is two more big weapons moving forward.

What's Left?

Done at the running back position with commitments from Kerryon Johnson and Jovon Robinson, Auburn's focus turns to finding the second quarterback in the class and adding more talent at the wide receiver position.

Following his enjoyable trip to Auburn last month, four-star Deondre Francois may be moving to the head of the line for the Tigers at the quarterback position along with the already-committed Tyler Queen. Athletic and with a strong arm, Francois is down to Auburn, Florida State and Oregon with the Tigers making a huge impression on him in the last few months. With Torrrance Gibson and Lamar Jackson still in play as well things are looking good to add a second quality quarterback in 2015.

Deondre Francois

The biggest question area left on offense is at wide receiver. Auburn already has big D'Anfernee McGriff in the class but would likely add two more before things are done. Guys like Jayson Stanley, John Burt, Kirk Merritt and Christian Kirk are among the prospects still on the board for the Tigers with Burt recently making a trip to the Auburn campus. Preston Williams and George Campbell are two of the top players in the country at their position and also showing some interest. A big season by Nick Marshall, Sammie Coates, Ricardo Louis, D'haquille Williams and company would be a big boost to Auburn's wide receiver recruiting moving forward.

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