Orlando, Fla.--On Saturday many of the top high school football prospects will take the field for the Under Armour All-American Game and the Auburn Tigers will be represented front and center by commitments and there are other prospects in the all-star contest who looking at Gus Malzahn’s program. Here is a rundown of some of the players to keep an eye on during Saturday’s game.
Willie Allen--The talented offensive tackle from John Curtis High in Louisiana has Auburn among his favorites and he could possibly make a decision during the game on Saturday. That may not be good news for Auburn, however, as he has already visited Georgia with LSU likely the favorite.
Woody Barrett--Already committed to Auburn, Barrett is a player who has a chance to come in and compete right away for playing time at quarterback next season. With the size (6-3, 225) and speed (4.5 40-yard dash) to make plays with his legs and a very good arm, Barrett should be a good fit for Auburn’s system.
John Broussard--Already a signee who will enroll at Auburn in just over a week, Broussard is a talented cornerback who has the skills to play early for the Tigers. A cover guy who excels against the pass, Broussard should continue to improve as he gets bigger and stronger.
Michail Carter--A big-time defensive tackle, Carter has been to the Auburn campus numerous times and has a strong bond with Rodney Garner. That could factor in to Carter’s decision .
Nate Craig--A five-star wide receiver and former Auburn commitment, Craig is still looking at Auburn and will take an official visit in January along with his brother. Getting both of them would be a huge get for Auburn and that’s still a possibility.
Eric Cuffee--A new name on Auburn’s board is this four-star cornerback. He said this week that the Tigers are one of his top four schools along with Texas, Texas A&M and Ole Miss. Having never visited the Plains it’s hard to imagine him choosing Auburn unless that happens in January.
Marlon Davidson--One of the most important players in Auburn’s 2016 class, the early enrollee has been impressive this week in practice on the defensive line and is a likely contributor next season for the Tigers.
Ben Davis--Auburn was fifth on Davis’ recent list because of the departure of Will Muschamp, but the hiring of Kevin Steele as defensive coordinator could have an impact on the five-star linebacker moving forward because of their relationship while Steele was still at LSU.
Kyle Davis--Enrolling in January, Davis recently had shoulder surgery and isn’t playing in the Under Armour game. While he won’t be able to participate in spring practice Davis should challenge for playing time next fall.
Landon Dickerson--A big offensive lineman, Dickerson has already visited Auburn and has the Tigers in his final group along with several other schools. He’ll take visits in January before making a decision, but seems to be very serious about the Tigers.
Rashan Gary--Another player that could be impacted by the hiring of Steele, the nation’s top defensive tackle had a strong connection to Lance Thompson so it remains to be seen what impact his departure could have. Having already visited Auburn, Gary knows the need for the Tigers and that could keep them in the hunt.
Jayvaughn Myers--The brother of Nate Craig, Myers is a talented defensive back that has seen his recruiting take off as a senior. Committed to Florida at one time, he backed off that decision and will visit Auburn in January.
E.J. Price--A teammate of Kyle Davis at Archer High in Georgia, Price is one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country. Auburn is in the mix, but Georgia may be the team to beat.
Landon Rice--Enrolling early, Rice is a big tight end who absolutely could see playing time right away with Auburn looking for help at the position. A powerful blocker with good hands, Rice should be a great addition to the offense.
Rahshaun Smith--While Auburn is still in the mix for this four-star linebacker the Tigers may be on the outside looking in with Muschamp now at South Carolina. A player who could play inside or rush the passer, Smith is yet another player that could see the field early at Auburn if he is part of the 2016 class.
Elijah Stove--Auburn is trying to hold off Florida for this four-star wide receiver. A longtime Auburn commitment, Stove is a deep threat who would fit in well in Malzahn’s offense.
Tre Threat--This is an opportunity for yet another early enrollee to show his stuff against the best in the country. Coming off a state championship at Spanish Fort, Threat is a thumper at linebacker that is likely headed for an inside position with the Tigers.