Largest Recruiting Weekend For AU

The football Tigers look to keep the recruiting momentum as they entertain a big group of highly regarded prospects this weekend.

Auburn, Ala.--Following a very successful week, the Auburn Tigers look to keep the momentum going forward on the recruiting front as they are expected to play entertain 20 official visitors this weekend including some of the top linemen in the South.

The Tigers are expected to have prospects on campus from six different states. While last weekend's visit list was heavy on skill positions and defensive ends, this group features many of the key offensive and defensive line recruits for the Tigers.

The following is a rundown of the expected guests:

Lamart Barrett is a 6-2, 190-pound, 4.45 athlete originally from Miami who now plays at Avon Old Farm Prep School in Connecticut. He is a former high school teammate and friend of wide receiver Devin Aromashodu, who is still considering the Tigers after taking his official visit to AU back in November.

Christopher Browder is a 6-5, 216-pound defensive end with 4.65 speed in the 40-yard dash from Wilcox Central High in Camden, Ala. The superb pass rusher and Lineman of the Year in the state originally committed to Alabama, but changed his mind to the Tigers almost a month ago.

Christopher Browder

Justin Bruce is a 6-9, 250-pound tight end from Pepperell High in Lindale, Ga. An outstanding athlete for someone his size, Bruce has been timed at a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. He is already committed to the Auburn Tigers and is currently having a big season on the basketball court.

Kevis Burnam is a 6-2, 230-pound All-State linebacker from Macon County High in Montezuma, Ga. With 4.6 speed to go along with a strong frame, Burnam accounted for 150 tackles in leading his team deep into the Georgia high school playoffs. He is committed to Auburn.

Kevis Burnam

Kedric Golston is a 6-4, 28- pound defensive lineman from Sandy Creek High in Tyrone, Ga. Considered among the top defensive prospects in the country, Golston suffered a broken femur during the season in a car crash and only played in five games as a senior. That has not kept him from being one of the most heavily recruited prospects in Georgia this year.

Kedric Golston

Ben Grubbs is a 6-4, 247-pound linebacker/defensive end from Elmore County High in Eclectic, Ala. Playing middle linebacker, Grubbs totaled almost 170 tackles while playing on a team comprised mostly of underclassmen. He has the size and speed to make the move to defensive end, which is expected to be the case when he gets to college. This looks to be an Auburn vs. Alabama recruiting battle.

Ben Grubbs

Jay Kirkland is a 6-4, 300-pound offensive lineman from New Albany, Miss., High. The Ole Miss commitment has always been interested in the Tigers and will make a visit this weekend. With better than 5.1 speed in the 40-yard dash, Kirkland has the quickness to play either inside or outside on the next level, but projects as a left tackle.

LaRon Harris is a 6-3, 305-pound defensive tackle from Kingsbury High in Memphis, Tenn. With 4.9 speed in the 40-yard dash to go along with good strength, Harris is being courted by some of the top programs in the land. He was also a standout on offense, but is being recruited by colleges as a DT even though he spent half of his senior season as a middle linebacker.

LaRon Harris

Will Herring is a 6-3, 210-pound athlete with 4.53 speed from Opelika High. Being recruited as a safety by the Tigers, he led the Bulldogs to the state playoffs by accounting for almost 2,000 all-purpose yards from his quarterback spot, including more than 1,000 rushing yards.

Tommy "T.J." Jackson is a 6-1, 283- pound defensive tackle, who is also from Opelika High. The cornerstone of a defense that stymied opponents all season, Jackson has the speed and quickness that allows him to wreak havoc on opposing offenses with constant penetration into the backfield. He is considered the top defensive tackle prospect in the state this year.

Tommy Jackson

Tyrone Martin is a 6-2, 225-pound linebacker from Benjamin Russell High in Alexander City. With more than 200 tackles and 20 sacks as a senior, he led the Wildcats to the Class 5A state title last fall after losing in the championship game his junior season. Martin had an exceptional season and may be one of the prize catches of this recruiting class after verbally announcing for the Tigers.

Tyrone Martin

Marcus McNeill is a 6-8, 316-pound offensive lineman from Cedar Grove High in Ellenwood, Ga. The mountain of a player is considered one of the top prospects in the Peach State this season and has offers from just about every school imaginable. With 5.05 speed in the 40 and a 350-pound bench press, McNeill has the skills to play early on the college level, something that is attractive to college coaches.

Marcus McNeill

Doug Morris is a 6-4, 255-pound defensive end from Woodham High in Pensacola, Fla., who is also being recruited by LSU.

Kurt Quarterman is a 6-6, 300-pound offensive lineman from Westover High in Albany, Ga. An outstanding athlete who excels in track throwing the shot and discuss, Quarterman won the state title last year in both events.

Troy Reddick is a 6-6, 285-pound offensive lineman also from Westover High. Considered by many the top offensive lineman in the state of Georgia, along with McNeill, Reddick has been a dominant force up front for three seasons at Westover.

Luis Rivas is a 6-3, 250-pound defensive tackle from Coral Park, Fla. High. An explosive player with 4.8 speed, Rivas is equally adept at both stopping the run and getting to the passer, something the Auburn coaches are looking for at defensive tackle. He is also a standout discus thrower.

Deljuan Robinson is a 6-4, 280-pound defender from Hernando Miss., High. A three-year starter at middle linebacker, Robinson led his team to a 12-2 record as a senior. A starter at defensive end as a freshman, that is expected to be his position in college as his 4.8 speed allows him to close on the ball carrier. A Mississippi State commitment, he will give the Tigers a look this weekend.

Chansi Stuckey is a 6-0, 175-pound athlete from Northside High in Warner Robins, Ga. Playing for the dad of former Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix, Stuckey led Northside to a 12-2 record and a berth in the state title game. He is also one of the top point guard prospects in the state of Georgia.

Courtney Taylor is a 6-3, 185-pound athlete from Carrollton High. The latest verbal commitment to the Tigers, he is one of the top pure athletes in Alabama this season and could play a number of positions once on the Plains, including safety, linebacker or receiver. He is also a top basketball player that averages 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists per game for top ranked Carrollton. His recruiting stock is on the rise as college coaches around the Southeast began to discover a player who was a star at an AU summer camp.

William Ward is a 6-2, 250-pound center from Prattville High. The anchor of the state's top rushing team, Ward has great lateral quickness and explosive power. He is already committed to the Tigers.


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