Taking A Final Look At Auburn's Recruiting Board Heading Into Signing Day

Looking at Auburn's recruiting board with one day left until National Signing Day.

We’re now just one day from Wednesday’s National Signing Day for football prospects and there is still plenty on the line for Coach Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers with spots still open in the 2016 class. Looking to finish with highly-regarded prospects at key positions we look at list of prospects on the Tigers' recruiting board.

 

Defense

Derrick Brown--A five-star defensive tackle who visited Auburn and Tennessee the last two weekends, Brown definitely likes the Tigers, but with Alabama and Georgia also in the mix this one is still anyone’s guess. Auburn has definitely made some noise with him however and getting this talented tackle would be a huge addition to Auburn's signing day. Brown’s decision will be announced at 2 p.m. CST on signing day.

Chad Simmons

Derrick Brown is a five-star defensive tackle from Lanier High in Buford, Ga.

Marlon Character--His visit to Auburn on Saturday looks like it has sealed the deal for this commitment even though South Carolina continues to try to make a run at him.  Character’s bond with new DB Coach Wesley McGriff is just the thing to push the Tigers over the top and keep Character headed to the Plains. He was back at Auburn this past weekend to help the Tigers recruit.

Ben Davis--The top linebacker in the state and a five-star prospect, Davis had Alabama and Georgia as his top two heading into last weekend’s visit to Auburn and left saying he is open. He’s also visited LSU and Notre Dame, something that gave new Auburn defensive coordinator and former LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele a chance to spend plenty of time with him in Baton Rouge as well. With new high-energy AU linebacker Travis Williams also a guy who could work in Auburn’s favor the Tigers are hoping to pull off the upset. Davis will announce at 9 a.m. on signing day.

Stephen Davis Jr.--An athlete who could play a number of different positions on defense, Davis had a great visit back to Auburn in January and the Tigers could be in a good position with him. He is the son of former Tiger running back star Stephen Davis, who played in the NFL. The only question remaining is how do the numbers work on signing day?

Jordan Griffin--Still committed to Kentucky following his visit to Auburn two weeks ago, Griffin got a visit from the Tigers last 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 defensive back come signing day.

David Marshall--If there was ever a recruit who is anybody’s guess on what he will do it would be this one with Auburn and Georgia the final two schools for the defensive lineman. While saying he’s still committed to the Tigers, Marshall was back in Athens last weekend and all signs are pointing towards the Bulldogs. Marshall is scheduled for a 2 p.m. signing day announcement.

Jayvaughn Myers--The half-brother of wide receiver prospect Nate 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. Myers will announce at noon Central time.

Daniel Thomas--Even though he visited Auburn last weekend and was told on Monday that the Tigers were full this one could still be in the mix if the Tigers are left with a spot on signing day. Clemson, Minnesota and North Carolina are the other favorites for the Montgomery native.

Nigel Warrior--Rounding out the group on defense is Warrior, the No. rated 2 safety in the country. Visiting Auburn and Tennessee the last two weeks, Warrior has had a chance to see the two schools expected to be his finalists. If Auburn could land Warrior over his dad’s alma mater (Dale Carter) it would be a huge get for Coach “Crimedog” McGriff and signal possible good things to come for the secondary in the future. We’ll know early with Warrior scheduled to announce at 7 a.m. CST.

Chad Simmons

Nigel Warrior is a five star prospect.

Offense

Nate Craig--There is no question that Auburn is very much in the picture for Craig 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 large and talented wide receiver signee group in the 2016 class and give Auburn one of the top hauls in the country at the position.

Landon Dickerson--A talented offensive lineman who has a lot of colleges still on his list, Dickerson visited Tennessee last weekend. 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 with the Vols a serious contender as well.

E.J. Price--Powerful and athletic, Price is a massive offensive tackle who has been looking at Auburn, but Georgia and USC may be the real battle for him. In the end the Bulldogs are probably the team to beat, but the draw of life in Los Angeles could be strong for him. Price will announce at 1:45 p.m. CST.

Ahmmon Richards--Auburn made one 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 for this four-star athlete who could be a big-time playmaker at wide receiver. Richards will announce at 11 a.m. CST.

Prince Sammons--Rated as a four-star defensive end, Sammons is being recruited as an offensive tackle by Auburn and there is no question the Tigers made a big impact on him with last weekend’s official visit. At 6-7 and around 280 pounds, he’s athletic and could be a player who 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. Sammons will announce at 1:30 p.m. CST.


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