This weekend third-ranked Auburn and sixth-ranked LSU will square off in one of the biggest games to take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium history. Because of that it's no surprise that Auburn has had requests from top prospects all over the South wanting to see the game in person.
Heading the list are standout running backs Caleb King and Enrique Davis. Rated as the nation's number three back by Scout.com, King will be in town to see good friend Brad Lester try to help Auburn to a victory. Davis was a visitor to Auburn over the summer for a camp and has the Tigers among the schools he is considering.
It's no secret that Auburn is looking for help at the wide receiver position and one of the top prospects is speedy Quindarius Carr from Huntsville High. He is expected in along with teammate and fellow receiver A.J. Walker. UMS-Wright standout Brandon Gibson also is expected to be in for the game. Another top performer thought to be coming is Michael Stevens from Slidell, La.
Another in-state prospect at the position is Hoover's Brandon Clear, who is expected in along with brother Byron Clear. A sleeper at the position that will be watching closely is Eufaula quarterback Jerrell Jernigan. He is one of the more exciting players in Alabama this season and will be a name to remember down the road for some lucky team.
Brandon Clear is a big, physical receiver that has excelled since his move to Hoover.
They won't be alone as several of their Hoover teammates are also planning to check out the battle of the Tigers. Commitments Ryan Pugh and Josh Chapman will be in attendance for the second time this season while five-star defensive tackle Kerry Murphy and kicker Jordan Means are also expected to check out the action.
Pugh and Chapman are just two of Auburn's already committed players expected in as Kyle Coulahan, John Douglas, Chaz Ramsey, Michael Slade, Brent Slusher, Ryan Williams and Bailey Woods are all expected in for the game.
Auburn is always looking for big, athletic types on the football field and two of the best are Williamson standout Nick Fairley and Carlos Dunlap from North Charleston, S.C. Both are among the more intriguing big men in the South and are thought to be heading to Auburn this weekend.
Nick Fairley could play tight end, tackle or defensive line in college.
Several big men on both sides of the ball are expected in as well. Among them are Jared Cooper, Brandon Earl, Jeremy Elder, Antwane Greenlee, D.J. Stafford and Ian Williams. A visitor during the summer, Williams is a defensive tackle from Longwood, Fla. that has offers from Auburn, Notre Dame, LSU, Florida and several other schools.
Defensively in the back seven prospects such as Morgan Burnett from North Clayton High in College Park, Ga. and Franklin Barnes from Lincoln High in Tallahassee, Fla. are just two of the top players expected in along with linebacker Patrick Hampton from Decatur, Ga. Also in should be standouts Tim Nelson and junior A.J. Harmon from Jefferson County (Ga.) High.