Rated as the nation’s No. 6 quarterback prospect, Jawon Pass from Carver-Columbus has already been on the Auburn campus once since signing day and is expected to make a return trip on Saturday to see the Tigers in action. With Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Louisville, Notre Dame and others all in the mix, Auburn is definitely in the hunt for Pass as he gets ready to make a return visit.
Making his first trip to the Plains since a summer camp two years ago will be big Woody Barrett from West Orange High in Winter Park, Fla. A 6-3, 210-pounder, Barrett is looking at Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas among several others. Auburn has long been one of the favorites for Barrett so a visit to the Plains could be a huge step for Malzahn and Coach Rhett Lashlee as they look for their quarterback in the 2016 class.
Woody Barrett is a talented young quarterback
A quarterback by trade at McAdory, athletic Jay Jones is another player expected to visit Auburn this weekend along with 2017 teammate Malcolm Askew. Already with offers from Alabama, Mississippi State, South Alabama and Southern Miss, Jones has a chance to play quarterback on the next level, but could easily play wide receiver or safety if that doesn’t work. There’s a good chance he could leave Auburn with an offer on Saturday. Already a four-star corner heading into his junior season, Askew will be making his first trip to Auburn.
Up front one of the top offensive tackles in the 2016 class is expected to make the trip over from West Point, Miss. in big Scott Lashley. Recently bumped to a four-star prospect by Scout, the 6-7, 295 Lashley has offers from Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Southern, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Tennessee early in the process.
Another talented 2016 offensive lineman expected to visit the Tigers is guard Parker Braun from Osceola High in Kissimmee, Fla. Visiting Florida on Friday before seeing Auburn on Saturday, Braun is also scheduled to see UCF, Miami and Georgia this spring as well. The 6-4, 275-pounder already has more than a dozen offers and is a player the Tigers are keeping a close eye on.
A 2017 prospect that could be one of the best in Alabama is big wide receiver Nico Collins from Clay-Chalkville High in Pinson. One of the guys that stepped up for the Cougars on the way to the 6A state title last year, Collins is already a four-star and has several early offers to his credit including Alabama, Georgia, Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss. With the size (6-4, 195) and speed to get the job done, Collins is a player that could get an offer from Auburn sooner rather than later.
With Auburn needing Chris Laye to have a big spring at tight end, the Tigers feel good about the early returns from both Kamryn Pettway and Chandler Cox at the fullback/H-Back position. Because of that the Tigers may only sign one true tight end in this class and they’ve already got him committed with big Landon Rice already on board. Solidly committed to Auburn, he’s expected to visit on Saturday to see his older brother and walk-on Logan Price practice with the Tigers.
In addition to a large group of prospects, Auburn will also have several signees from the 2015 class on hand as well including running back Kerryon Johnson, tight end Jalen Harris and defensive end Prince Tega Wanogho Jr.