Tigers Recruiting 5-Star Prospects

One of the nation's top-rated prospects is expected to check out Gene Chizik's Tigers.

Bastrop, La.--Scout.com's No. 2 rated wide receiver prospect in the country for the 2009 signee class, Rueben Randle, may take an official visit to Auburn this weekend.

The 6-3, 195-pounder from Bastrop High School is rated as a five-star wideout. He was a standout at last week's U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

Rueben Randle

If he visits the Tigers this weekend it will be his second official visit. On Thursday morning family members told Scout.com's Sonny Shipp that the trip to Auburn is not likely to happen this weekend.

Update On Randle

The Tigers are also recruiting another five-star prospect, running back Bryce Brown from East High School in Wichita, Kansas. He was co-Most Valuable Player in last weekend's Army All-American game. He is currently verbally committed to the Miami Hurricanes.

Brown Profile

Bryce Brown is rated as the nation's number one running back prospect by Scout.com.

Auburn coaches are expected to visit Brown in Kansas this week to try to line up an official visit for the Tigers.

In November Randle took a trip to check out the Oklahoma Sooners. Randle has also been recruited by OU's in-state rival, Oklahoma State, the school that Auburn hired two assists from--Curtis Luper and Trooper Taylor--to join new Auburn head coach Gene Chizik's staff at Auburn.

Randle saw spot duty at quarterback as a sophomore, but moved to the position full-time as a senior where he passed for 19 touchdowns with eight interceptions and finished the season with 31 scores. However, he projects as a wide receiver in college.

As a junior he caught 55 passes for 1,058 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also scored three more touchdowns on punt returns while earning first team All-State honors.

Other schools of interest, all who have offered, include LSU, Florida, Miami, Alabama and Southern California. He has scholarship offers from colleges around the country.

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