With the Auburn Elite Junior Camp to follow on Friday night and a picnic for prospects on Saturday, the Tigers should have dozens of talented recruits on hand for one final visit before their seasons begin.
Things get started early on Thursday morning with the offensive line/defensive line portion of the one-day camp taking place and one of the players to keep an eye on will be massive offensive tackle Lucas Niang from New Canaan High in Connecticut. Rated a three-star prospect, Niang already has major college offers including Penn State and Syracuse, but an offer from Auburn could be a game-changer for him. Something that could help the Tigers is that Niang is coached by former Auburn linebacker Jason Miska. He is joined on the visit by teammate and Penn quarterback commitment Michael Collins.
On the defensive side of the ball talented three-star prospect Nick Coe from Asheboro, N.C. is scheduled to visit the Tigers. With offers from Auburn, North Carolina, Miami, Virginia Tech and West Virginia among others, Coe is a player who has the ability to play outside or inside on the next level.
Another offensive lineman with an opportunity to impress the Auburn coaches on Thursday is massive guard prospect Jawaan Taylor from Cocoa, Fla. A three-star prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Miami, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Vanderbilt and others, he is physical with good feet. A solid showing and he could be a guy that moves onto Auburn’s radar in 2016.
Currently committed to Mississippi State, interior line offensive prospect Dee Nalls is also scheduled to be on the Auburn campus. A physical player who projects as a guard or center, Nalls doesn’t have an offer from the Tigers and with Coach J.B. Grimes putting an emphasis on the tackle position it would likely take a very strong showing for that to happen.
In the skill player portion of camp Thursday the headliner is four-star 2017 running back Colin Wilson from Clay High on Florida. Already with offers from all over the country, Wilson is rated as the No. 109 junior in the country. He’s joined by fellow running back and 2016 prospect Bilal Ally.
A receiver who signed with Clemson out of high school but was getting plenty of interest from Auburn, Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Demarre Kitt, is also scheduled to be on campus Thursday. A talented receiver who should see the offers roll in this fall once he gets back on the field, Kitt has a strong relationship with Dameyune Craig and is very familiar with Auburn.
Currently committed to Florida State, Central-Phenix City tight end/linebacker Jamal Couch is also scheduled to be on campus with the Tigers. Recruited by the Seminoles as an outside linebacker, Couch has serious receiver skills and if he does well the Tigers could extend the offer he’s been looking for.
With an offer from Kentucky, 2017 outside linebacker TaDarrius Patterson from Carver High in Birmingham is scheduled to be at Auburn as well on Thursday. With the frame and athleticism to warrant a second look, it will be a great opportunity for Patterson to showcase his skills in front of the Auburn coaches. He’s expected to be joined by teammate and Auburn commitment John Broussard.
In the secondary 2017 prospect William Poole from Hapeville Charter in College Park, Ga. is one of the top players in next year’s class. He’s expected to visit on Thursday as well along with fellow four-star cornerback LeAnthony Williams from Roswell.
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