Auburn, Ala.--It was a big weekend on the Auburn campus with the annual A-Day game taking place at Jordan-Hare Stadium. While the current football team was the focus of the 35,000 fans in attendance, the Auburn coaching staff spent much of the day entertaining over 250 prospects on hand for the day.
Auburn's first public commitment Terrance Coleman from Williamson High in Mobile was on hand for the game and he told Inside The Auburn Tigers that he had a good time checking things out along with teammate LaVoyd James. The Tigers picked up commitment number three on the day as well as Greenville defensive end Jamontay Pilson chose the Tigers over Alabama.
Gadsden's Dre Kirkpatrick has made several trips to Auburn this spring.
Those were just three of a large group of top-flight prospects on hand for the game with the nation's top defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick from Gadsden City High as well as teammates Kendall Kelly and Darrell Smith coming in for the day. Teammates Harris Gaston and Brandon Heavens from Bessemer Academy also took the opportunity to check out the A-Day game.
A pair of top quarterbacks came in to see Tony Franklin's offense in action and had to be impressed by what they saw. Talented Ryan Mossakowski from Centennial High in Frisco, Tex., and big Raymond Cotton from Faith Academy in Mobile came in for the day with Cotton taking the trip with his father and brother. Cotton's father said the entire experience was enjoyable and they liked everything about Auburn.
Quarterback Raymond Cotton is a player who has the Tigers in the lead at the moment.
Mossakowski wasn't the only player in from Texas as Scout.com's number 21 offensive tackle Stavion Lowe from Brownwood made the 10-hour trip with his family and showed up wearing an Auburn replica Bo Jackson jersey. Lowe said the trip was one he enjoyed and he's looking forward to perhaps another visit to Auburn in the future.
Among the players from in state that were on hand were five-star linebacker Nico Johnson from Andalusia, Anthony Orr from Sparkman, Jamar Travis from W.S. Neal in Brewton, Brandon Moore from Carver in Montgomery, Jonathan Evans from Blount, Josh Rowe from Opelika, Alvin Hines from Pelham, and Jeremy Simmons from Clay County in Ashland.
Others in attendance included linebackers Nigel Mitchell-Thornton from Stephenson High in Stone Mountain, Ga., Qua Huzzie from LaGrange, Ga., top cornerback prospects Branden Smith from Booker T. Washington in Atlanta and Jansen Watson from Osceola High in Kissimmee, Fla, offensive linemen Chance Warmack from Westlake High in Atlanta and Will Jackson from Farragut Academy in Knoxville, and tight end Phillip Lutzenkirchen from Lassiter High in Marietta, Ga.