Auburn, Ala.--With two weekends left until signing day Coach Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers will have four official visitors from Georgia on campus this weekend led by one of the top safety prospects in the country, five-star Nigel Warrior from Peachtree Ridge.
The son of former Tennessee and NFL standout Dale Carter, Warrior is a dynamic safety prospect that has offers from all over the country. Scheduled to be taking an official visit to Alabama on Saturday and Sunday after arriving at Auburn on Thursday, Warrior still has a visit left to see the Vols before announcing on signing day.
Even though Warrior had a strong bond with former Auburn assistant Travaris Robinson, he spent a great deal of time with Malzahn while on campus for several visits in the past two years and that bond has the Tigers still very much in the mix for Warrior. Throw in the arrival of veteran college and NFL defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff and Auburn is looking to make an impact on the final look at Auburn for Warrior.
Another player the Tigers are looking to make an impact with this weekend is four-star safety commitment Marlon Character from Grady High in Atlanta. A player that originally committed to South Carolina before backing off that decision and choosing the Tigers, Character was another player that had a bond with Robinson. He took a visit to check out the Gamecocks last weekend, but this weekend it’s Auburn’s turn to try to keep him in the fold for the 2016 class. McGriff and defensive coordinator Kevin Steele could have a big impact on Character this weekend and if they do it would be huge news for the Tigers heading down the stretch.
A big player at a huge position of need for Auburn in this class is offensive tackle E.J. Price from Archer High in Lawrenceville, Ga. Rated as the No. 8 player at his position in the country by Scout, the 6-6, 324 Price is a physical presence and just the type of talent Auburn is looking for to bolster future offensive lines.
While Georgia is still thought to be the team to beat for Price, Auburn is a school he liked from the outset of his recruiting. With new offensive line coach Herb Hand on board this weekend is an important one for Price to get a feel for Hand and how he coaches his guys.
Rounding on the list of expected official visitors this weekend is Kentucky commitment and defensive back Jordan Griffin from Jonesboro, Ga. A player that got an offer from Auburn over the summer following a camp on the Plains, Griffin is rated a three-star prospect and at 6-1, 172 with good cover skills could be the final piece of the puzzle for Auburn’s class if they’re looking for a cornerback to wrap things up.
Making the short drive to Auburn’s campus on Saturday will be Auburn High kicker Sage Ledbetter. Planning to walk on with the Tigers in the fall, Ledbetter was one of the nation’s top prep kickers this past season and set a state record with a 61-yard field goal coming off a free kick.