Marietta, Ga.--A four-star running back and the No. 17 player in the country at his position, physical runner Trey Sermon from Sprayberry High was back on the Auburn Tigers campus for a junior day with the Tigers and left with Coach Gus Malzahn’s team still firmly on his list of potential schools.
Spending time with Malzahn and Auburn running backs Coach Tim Horton, Sermon said it was an enjoyable day on the Plains as he felt the love from the Tigers in a big way.
“I had a good time,” Sermon said. “I really got to talk to the coaches more and connect with them. That was pretty much the best part.
“Really the thing that stands out to me is that they make feel like you’re already part of the Auburn family,” he added. “They are very family oriented. That’s the part that really got me and that I look at.”
With Peyton Barber leaving school early and declaring for the NFL Draft, Auburn is left with just four running backs for the 2016 season and Jovon Robinson will be a senior. That leaves a big hole moving forward at the position, something Sermon said is huge for him because of the potential for early playing time and he’s looking forward to seeing how things play out at the position this year.
“It’s pretty big because they’ve made me a priority,” Sermon said. “I know in my class they’ll take two. With them being short on running backs going into next season that’s pretty big.”
Saying he’s looking forward to getting back to Auburn soon, Sermon said his next visit is scheduled for Tennessee on March 5th but after that recruiting will take a backseat for him with the outdoor track season getting much of his attention.