Friday Auburn Football Recruiting Notebook: Who's Left On The Board For The Tigers

Looking at the remaining targets for the Auburn Tigers heading into the final visit weekend before signing day.

With only a handful of spots remaining in the 2016 class it’s time to take a look at the remaining targets for the Auburn Tigers. Still needing players a few key spots Coach Gus Malzahn’s program could use a solid finish to make it a Top 10 group and a big finish could push them towards the top five before everything is said and done.

Offense

Nate Craig--No question that Auburn is very much in the picture for the wide receiver as he prepares to make his announcement at 10 a.m. CST on signing day. With the Tigers in the final two along with North Carolina, Craig could be the final piece of the puzzle for what would be a promising wide receiver group in the 2016 class.

Landon Dickerson--A talented offensive lineman who has a lot of schools still on his list, Dickerson is set to visit Tennessee for the last weekend before signing day. With Alabama and Florida State also strong contenders this one could come down to the wire for his 11 a.m. decision. with the Seminoles possibly the team to beat.

E.J. Price--Powerful and athletic, Price could be a perfect fit for Auburn as the Tigers look for the future at offensive tackle. Choosing between Auburn, Alabama, Georgia and USC, the Bulldogs will get the final look this weekend before his signing day announcement at 1:45 p.m.

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E.J. Price is a big offensive tackle prospect


Ahmmon Richards--Auburn made a final push for Richards and while the Tigers are still in the mix this talented player is likely headed elsewhere with both Alabama and Miami strongly in the picture.

Prince Sammons--Rated as a four-star defensive end, Sammons is being recruited as an offensive tackle by Auburn and this weekend’s visit could be a big one for him and the Tigers. At 6-7 and around 280 pounds, he’s athletic and could be a player that turns into a dominant offensive tackle down the road. Duke, Michigan State and Oregon are the competition for Auburn with Herb Hand possibly a key for the Tigers’ chances.

 

Defense

Derrick Brown--A five-star defensive tackle who visited Auburn last weekend and is scheduled to be at Tennessee this weekend, Brown definitely likes the Tigers, but with Alabama and Georgia also in the mix this one will is still anyone’s guess. Brown’s decision will be announced at 2 p.m. on signing day.

Marlon Character--His visit to Auburn likely sealed the deal for this verbal commitment even though he is scheduled to visit Virginia Tech this weekend. With South Carolina trying to make a run at him Character’s bond with new Auburn's new defensive backs  coach, Wesley McGriff ,is just the thing to push the Tigers over the top and keep Character headed to the Plains.

Ben Davis--The top linebacker prospect in the state and a five-star prospect, Davis has Alabama and Georgia as his top two heading into this weekend’s visit to Auburn. He has also visited LSU and North Carolina, something that gave Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele a chance to spend plenty of time with him. Steele will get that chance again this weekend with new assistant Travis Williams also a guy who could really work in Auburn’s favor. Davis will announce at 9 a.m. on signing day.

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Ben Davis will visit Auburn this weekend

Stephen Davis Jr.--An athlete who could play a number of different positions on defense, Davis had a great visit back to Auburn two weeks ago and the Tigers could be in a good position with him. The only question remaining is will Auburn have the room to bring him in?

Rashan Gary--No question that along with Brown, Gary is one of the most important players left on the board for the Tigers. The top-rated prospect in the country and a dominating defensive lineman capable of playing inside and outside, Gary likes Auburn and got a visit from Malzahn, Steele and Rodney Garner on Thursday while in Atlanta for an awards ceremony. He is scheduled to announce at noon on signing day with Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and USC the likely finalists along with Auburn. Michigan looks to be the team to beat.

Jordan Griffin--Still committed to Kentucky following his visit to Auburn last weekend, Griffin got a visit from the Tigers this week. While he may not be a guy on the front line at the moment, he could be a player the Tigers make a push for if they’re in need of a DB come signing day.

David Marshall--If there was ever a prospect who is anybody’s guess on what he is going to do, it would be this one with Auburn and Georgia the final two schools for the defensive lineman. Having already visited both, it would be a pretty big sign if the Auburn commitment made a return visit to Athens this weekend. Marshall is scheduled for a 2 p.m. signing day announcement.

Jayvaughn Myers--The half-brother of Craig, Myers is a four-star defensive back who is also choosing between Auburn and North Carolina. Even though he hasn’t taken an official visit to see the Tar Heels they are a strong contender, but the Tigers are considered the team to beat for a player who could play either corner or safety.

Jayvaughn Myers took an official visit to Auburn two weeks ago.

Daniel Thomas--On a Thursday-Friday official visit to the University of Minnesota with North Carolina, Clemson and South Carolina also among his favorites, Thomas is scheduled to take his final visit to Auburn to finish his weekend. Still waiting on an offer from Auburn, Thomas is an athletic safety who could be worth keeping an eye on come signing day.

Nigel Warrior--Warrior, the No. 2 two ranked safety prospect in the country. Visiting Auburn last weekend and forming a strong bond with the coaching staff, Warrior has the Tigers high on his list with Tennessee thought to be the other top team for him. If Auburn could land Warrior it would be a huge get for Coach “Crimedog” McGriff and signal possible good things to come for the secondary in the future.


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