Auburn Recruiting Notes (Saturday)

Auburn had a number of impressive underclassmen on campus Saturday and Scout caught up with some of the best for the latest in their recruitment...

Auburn had over 300 underclassmen on campus Saturday for a camp and some of those are major Tiger targets.

Here are some recruiting notes.

  • 2016 Scout 300 running back Antonio Williams arrived at Auburn Friday night and spent most of the day Saturday there. He recently opened his recruitment back up and he is no longer committed to North Carolina. Auburn has jumped up to the top of his list. No offer yet as it looks like Auburn may only take one back in that class, but the Tigers definitely have their eye on the 6-foot, 209 pound junior. He was timed at 4.54 in the 40 yard dash at Auburn.

  • New Alabama commitment Demetris Robertson was at the Crimson Tide rival on Saturday. The four-star junior out of Savannah, Ga. hung out for hours on AU's campus and had conversations with numerous Tiger coaches. His commitment to Alabama is "solid", but he will also continue to leave the door open for other schools to recruit him. He has Auburn up on his list with Georgia and UCLA behind Alabama at this time.

  • Chidi Valentine-Okeke (Pictured below)has been on the road this week. Alabama first, then Florida State followed by Georgia, and he was at Auburn Sunday. The Tigers have his attention. Auburn is up on his list right now with Alabama, Florida State, LSU, and Miami. Valentine-Okeke likes the AU offense and coaches.

  • Not too much real news here, but Tyler Queen (Pictured above with Thompson) and Tyler Carr were both actively recruiting for the Tigers on Saturday. Each greeted multiple prospects when they arrived and Queen spent quite a bit of time with five-star Trenton Thompson. Both are true Tigers.

  • Trenton Thompson did not make it to Florida State earlier in the week, but he was at Auburn Saturday and Georgia Friday. Thompson will be back on the AU campus Sunday before heading back home to Albany, Ga. Georgia is still the top school at this time, but he likes the players at Auburn, he has a good connection with Rodney Garner, and he sees a chance to get on the field early with multiple seniors on the Tiger defensive line moving on after this season. This may be his last visit of the summer, but one more trip to Tuscaloosa is a possibility.

  • Auburn is a schools Scout 100 junior Tavien Feaster wants to see play this fall. Clemson is his No. 1 one school right now and that is the school that is recruiting him the hardest he said. He likes Auburn's offense and the way it uses its running backs. A decision could come during his junior year.

  • Junior quarterback Xavier Gaines out of Lake Wales High School in Florida has Auburn high on his list. He had Coach Lashlee's attention Saturday inside the stadium. The Tigers and Florida State look to be the two favorites.

  • Buford, Ga. junior tight end Isaac Nauta hung out with other prospects and current Auburn players much of the night. He will be back Sunday as well. Nauta has the Tigers in his top five right now, but at this time, it is still trailing Florida State, Ole Miss, and South Carolina. He recently visited FSU and he plans a return trip to Gamecock country next weekend.

  • It is Auburn and Ohio State on top for five-star junior Nate Craig. The star athlete out of Tampa Catholic was on the AU campus for the third time this year Saturday. He has yet to visit Ohio State, but he plans to in August. Some feel the Buckeyes are trending here, but Craig said both were even. An early commitment is a real possibility here.

  • Memphis, Tenn. 2016 interior defensive lineman Michael Perry said Auburn is a school showing a lot of interest, but no offer yet. He claims offers from Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Tennessee State.

  • Auburn and Georgia are the two schools recruiting four-star offensive tackle E.J. Price the hardest right now. He still has his options open, but the Tigers have made a strong impression. He has been in contact as much as he has any other school.

  • Miami is the school four-star linebacker Shaquille Quarterman committed to not too long ago, but Auburn is one school still on his mind. He was at Georgia Friday for Dawg Night as well, but he said he only camped there to workout. Auburn is the No. 2 school for behind the Hurricanes. He still said he is solid to UM at this time.


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