Auburn's Weekend Football Official Visits

Auburn will play host to a small but talented group of football prospects this weekend led by four-star Prince Tega Wanogho.

Auburn, Ala.--With Auburn looking for a strong finish to its 2015 football recruiting class, the Tigers are once again focusing on the defensive line for the final weekend of official visits with a talented group of prospects expected on the Plains.

A name who people have been learning about for the last few months is Prince Tega Wanogho from Edgewood Academy near Montgomery. A four-star defensive end who recently reclassified from a 2016 to a 2015 prospect, he is one of the more dynamic athletes in the class and has already visited LSU

With exceptional speed and quickness to go along with a 6-8, 247-pound frame, he has the potential to be a dominant pass rusher on the next level. Despite recently suffering a broken bone in his leg during a basketball game, Tega is a wanted man with schools from all over trying to get a visit out of him before he makes his decision.

An interior defensive line prospect, big Kendrick Norton was a frequent visitor to Auburn over the spring and summer along with Trinity teammate Jeff Holland. Down to the Tigers, Miami and North Carolina, Norton was first scheduled to visit the Hurricanes this weekend before deciding to head to Auburn. That could be good news for the Tigers with the three-star tackle if he makes it to the Plains for his trip.

Mike Horton

Another visiting prospect who could also play the interior defensive line is Mike Horton. Currently committed to Florida, the 6-4, 304-pound Horton is rated a three-star guard by Scout, but would likely get his first shot on the defensive side of the ball if he ends up at Auburn. A visitor to the Plains during the spring, he has also been to Tennessee on an official visit in January.

One of the top junior college wide receivers in the country, speedy Dominique Reed from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, is also expected to visit the Tigers this weekend. Still looking at Arkansas, Arizona State and Texas, the 6-3 speedster originally from Camden, Ark. is looking for a place to make an impact early. Being recruited by Auburn to fill the void left by Sammie Coates’ early departure to the NFL, Reed caught 61 passes for 1,157 yards and 18 touchdowns last season.

A player who is currently committed to Eastern Michigan, defensive back Nate Ferguson from Sickles High in Tampa, Fla., is also expected to visit. He doesn't have an offer from the Tigers.

In addition to this weekend’s official visitors the Tigers are also expecting several junior visitors on campus including California offensive lineman Jonah Williams, Brodarious Hamm, Charles Wiley and Quinnen Williams. Hamm is an interesting guy. While he is rated as a three-star defensive tackle, he likely projects as more of an offensive lineman on the next level. I saw him play earlier this year against Jordan Colbert’s Griffin team and he definitely looks the part. Already a four-star, Wiley is an explosive edge rusher in the 2016 class. Quinnen Williams is a defensive lineman from Wenonah that committed to Auburn a few weeks back, but has yet to solidify that with Gus Malzahn. That could come this weekend.


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