Highly-ranked Running Backs Interested in AU

Auburn is in the mix for a pair of highly-regarded running backs, including a player ranked number one in the country at his position.

Wichita, Kansas—Scout.com's number one rated running back prospect in the nation, Bryce Brown, is considering an official visit to Auburn, but will not be taking a trip to any college this weekend.

"He is on vacation until Feb. 7th and won't be taking any visits until after then," his mentor and trainer, Brian Butler told Inside the Auburn Tigers.

An early graduate from East High School, Brown is not planning to sign next Wednesday when most prospects from around the country will sign scholarship papers with colleges.

"Bryce is seriously considering Auburn," Butler says. "He is also looking at Tennessee, Kansas State and USC for his final visit."

Brown , a 6-0, 215-pounder, was named co-Most Valuable Player of the U.S. Army All-American Game along with quarterback Tajh Boyd. Brown ran the ball six times for 44 yards and caught two passes for 101 yards. He scored two touchdowns.

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As a senior Brown rushed the football 202 times for 1,873 yards and 29 touchdowns. He rushed for more than 1,800 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior.

Bryce Brown has been recruited by colleges around the country.

He had previously committed to the University of Miami where his brother Arthur is a freshman linebacker. Earlier this week, Brown told Scout's Mike Bakas, "Yes, I'm still committed to Miami. "It's more like a family conversation when it comes to the Miami staff. I can tell they want the best for me and they aren't pressuring me to sign on national letter of intent day. Miami supports the fact that I am taking my time and making an educated and informed decision."

David Oku

Auburn is expected to get an official visit this weekend from another highly-regarded running back, David Oku from Carl Albert High in Oklahoma City. He is ranked as the nation's No. 9 running back prospect by Scout.com.

Oku, who had earlier committed to the former University of Tennessee coaching staff, rushed for 1,905 yards and 23 touchdowns last season and scored 23 touchdowns. For his career he gained 5,802 rushing yards and set scored 68 touchdowns.

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