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Auburn Will Host A Huge Group Of Top Prospects For Saturday's Ole Miss Game

Auburn will have a big recruiting weekend with several official visitors and dozens of top prospects in for unofficial visits expected in this weekend.

Expected Official Visitors

Patrick Bethel--A physical presence at defensive end, the four-star prospect is the son of a former Miami standout but is currently uncommitted. With the turnover with the Hurricanes at the moment and Bethel planning to be an early graduate, getting the 6-4, 255-pounder on campus this weekend could be good news for the Tigers.

Jamel Cook--Currently committed to Florida State, the four-star defensive back is one of the most talented defensive players in the country and has kept in touch with Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson since early in the recruiting process. Capable of playing early on the next level, Cook is just the type of player Auburn’s defense is looking to bring in.

Landon Rice--Auburn’s first commitment for the 2016 class, Rice is a talented and physical tight end that should be an immediate contributor next season for the Tigers. With the ability to set the edge as a blocker and also be a threat as a receiver, Rice is an important offensive recruit for Auburn.

Keir Thomas--A teammate of Cook at Miami-Central and also a Florida State commitment, Thomas visited Auburn in June and left with an offer from the Tigers. At 6-2, 240, Thomas is similar to Carl Lawson because of his ability to use his strength and quickness to get to the quarterback. Thomas is a player that could be a good fit at the Buck position for the Tigers.

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Auburn tight end commitment Landon Rice

Expected Unofficial Visitors (2016)

John Broussard--A four-star cornerback commitment for the Tigers, Broussard is one of four Under Armour-All Americans in Alabama this year. Still looking at Mississippi State as well, Broussard is solid to Auburn.

Marlon Character--Favoring Auburn late in the summer before committing to South Carolina, the four-star safety could be a player to keep an eye on this weekend if he makes it to Saturday’s game versus Ole Miss.

Marlon Davidson--One of Auburn’s most important commitments, Davidson is expected to be back on campus Saturday and that’s good news for the Tigers.

Ben Davis--A five-star linebacker and one of the top players in the country, Davis’ father played at Alabama but he’s been a frequent visitor to Auburn. With a strong bond with Davidson, Davis is expected to be back on campus Saturday.

Brodarious Hamm--Auburn’s lone offensive line commitment to this point, Hamm could play tackle on the next level but has the size and strength to play inside as well. A powerful blocker, Hamm could be the future at right tackle for the Tigers.

Antwuan Jackson--The four-star defensive tackle has been a fixture on the Plains for much of the last year. With Auburn’s need for help on the defensive line and his relationship with the coaching staff the Tigers are definitely one of the teams to beat.

Paul James III--The cousin of Auburn freshman DB Carlton Davis, James played as a freshman at Illinois before transferring to Copiah-Lincoln JC in Mississippi. A talented pass rusher, the 6-4, 255 sophomore has 14 ½ sacks this season.

Demetri Moore--A position of need for the Tigers is offensive tackle and Moore is a possibility coming out of the juco ranks. Originally from Huffman, he’s got an Auburn offer and could be close to making a decision.

Elijah Stove--This longtime Auburn wide receiver commitment has been solidly committed to the Tigers since the summer.

Tre Threat--Another longtime commitment to the Tigers, Threat is finally healthy after dealing with ankle injuries for part of the regular season. His Spanish Fort Toros finished the regular season 10-0 in Class 6A.

Nigel Warrior--The No. 3 safety in the country and son of former Tennessee star Dale Carter, Warrior looks to be all Vols at the moment, but with a strong body with Travaris Robinson this could be a big weekend for the Tigers.

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Antwuan Jackson is a top defensive line prospect

Expected Unofficial Visitors (Underclassmen)

Jalyn Armour-Davis (2018)--Just a sophomore, Armour-Davis is an impressive defensive back out of St. Paul’s in Mobile.

Jake Bentley (2017)--One of the top junior quarterbacks in the country, Bentley is a four-star and has an offer from Auburn and several more top schools including Stanford.

Detravion Bishop (2017)--Perhaps the top pure athlete in the south for 2017, Bishop has Auburn among his favorites.

Kenney Britt (2017)--An athletic linebacker out of Oxford, Britt is a player to keep an eye on heading into next season.

Nico Collins (2017)--Long and athletic, Collins is a four-star wide receiver that already has an offer from the Auburn Tigers. His Clay-Chalkville team is one of the top teams in the nation this year.

Terry Fuller (2017)--The cousin of Auburn freshman Jordan Colbert, Fuller could be a special player as he continues to get bigger and stronger. He was impressive at an Auburn camp over the summer.

Kendarian Handy-Holly (2017)--A young and talented safety, Handy-Holly is already a four-star prospect and one of the top juniors in Alabama. He has offers from Kentucky, Vandy and others with both Auburn and Alabama showing interest.

Malik Herring (2017)--Already a four-star prospect, Herring is one of the top junior defensive ends in the country. Very good friends with David Marshall, that could be big news if Marshall winds up with the Tigers.

Will Ignont (2017)--A player that has made multiple visits to Auburn since getting an offer last spring, Ignont is a four-star linebacker from Buckhorn High that has the Tigers very high on his list along with Georgia, LSU and others.

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Will Ignont is an impressive young player

Owen Pappoe (2019)--Pappoe has the chance to be a five-star prospect in the 2019 class. He already has multiple offers as a freshman.

Kendall Randolph (2017)--This 2017 offensive tackle has offers from both Auburn and Alabama already out of Bob Jones High. He’s the younger brother of former Alabama basketball player Levi Randolph.

Tru Thompson (2019)--Another freshman that is one to watch, Thompson is teammates with Fuller at Griffin (Ga.) High and is already a powerful defensive tackle.

Kadarius Toney (2017)--A speedy quarterback out of Blount High with a strong arm to boot, Toney has burst onto the scene as a junior for the Leopards. He’ll be a player to watch heading into the AHSAA playoffs beginning next week.

Austin Troxell (2017)--Yet another four-star prospect in the 2017 class expected to be in attendance, Troxell is a talented offensive tackle that is teammates with Auburn commitment Malik Miller at Madison Academy.

Alaric Williams (2017)--Perhaps the top all-around athlete in Alabama for 2014 and a commitment to the Tigers, Williams is similar to Kerryon Johnson in that he could play the true tailback position but could also play the slot as a receiver if needed.


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