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Auburn National Signing Day Open Thread

By on February 3rd, 2016 in Football 2 Comments »

Hello, and welcome to National Signing Day 2016. We will be here all day in an attempt to keep you updated as recruits announce their decisions to attend their university of choice.

As mentioned in the primer yesterday, we will be focusing on those recruits who announce their intent to become Auburn Tigers. However, we will also keep you abreast of major recruits who pledge elsewhere, especially those who are Auburn targets.  

For your convenience, we have previously posted the most likely prospects to sign with Auburn. In addition, we’ve listed projected time slots below for recruits to make their announcement public. All times are CT.

Nigel Warrior, 4* S. — 7:00 AM (Fox 5 Atlanta)

Ben Davis, 5* LB — 9:00 AM (ESPNU)

Nate Craig-Myers, 4* WR — 10 AM (ESPNU)

Landon Dickerson, 4* OT  — 11:00 AM (ESPNU)

Ahmmon Richards, 4* WR — 11:00 AM 

Jayvaughn Myers, 3*CB — 12:00 PM

Rashan Gary, 5* DT. — 12:00 PM (ESPN2)

E.J. Price, 4* OT — 1:45 PM (NBC)

David Marshall, 3*DE — 2:00 PM

Derrick Brown, 5* DT — 1:00 PM (ESPN2)

Is a package deal in the works for Craig-Myers and Myers? If so, then I think Auburn is, by far, the likely destination. If not, then expect the defensive half of the duo to join Gene Chizik at North Carolina. I cannot foresee both of these guys heading to the Tar Heel state.

We’ll try to be as accurate as possible when the Letters of Intent from Auburn commits are received. Please feel free to join in the discussion and participate to the level you can, and let’s keep the TET community the best there is!

WAR EAGLE and let’s have a GREAT signing day!

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20163:19 pm

Crap. Now I really have to do some work…

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20163:17 pm

What a way to close out the day! Folks, thank you all for your participation and for joining us for National Signing Day! I’ve had a blast hosting and still miss Koolbell being in this seat. Thanks again, everyone, and WAR EAGLE!!

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20163:16 pm

The best WR class, and now the best DL class. Good day!

clm0001 clm0001 February 3, 20163:16 pm

WDE! Now time to do in the next hour and 45 mins what I haven’t done all day haha.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20163:15 pm

WOW – Just wow –
Derrick Brown – A 5* DT recruit 6′ 4″ 317 lbs – What a grab!!

KickemInTheB3 February 3, 20163:15 pm

BOOM! Thanks, everyone! Love this site!!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:14 pm

I’m headed to the gym, so I am likely out for the rest of the day. Will be on twitterverse.

easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 20163:13 pm

Gotta run. Do not tell the boss I spent so much time on TET today.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20163:13 pm

I question why I think recruiting is fun sometimes, but then these things happen. War Eagle!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:13 pm

Tigers win! Tigers Win! TIGERS WIN!

AUNation AUNation February 3, 20163:13 pm

Huge. Monster DL class.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:13 pm


easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 20163:13 pm

Ohhhhh Yeahhhhh !

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20163:12 pm


ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20163:12 pm

Here we go —

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:11 pm

Maybe, one day, a member of TET can be on campus…

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20163:10 pm

HA! This is almost, like, NEVER, my most productive day of the year!!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:10 pm

Same here….

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20163:10 pm

@KickemInTheB3, yeah this is my most productive day of the year too . . . Not.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20163:09 pm

Of course, Kirby taking the helicopter to the kid’s HS campus probably won’t hurt them any.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20163:09 pm

No worries — We will have the announcement as soon as we know it!

KickemInTheB3 February 3, 20163:07 pm

Thanks. I’m at work and can’t watch TV…not that I’m getting any work done anyway with all this going on today. 🙂

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:07 pm

Auburn needs this.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20163:07 pm

Yep — Brown’s announcement is on the way

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:06 pm

Yes. Coming up.

KickemInTheB3 February 3, 20163:06 pm

Isn’t Brown supposed to commit at 2:00? Anyone got updates?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20163:04 pm

Not sure I’m shocked at that one. Would have preferred the alternative but…

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:04 pm

Price picks USC over Auburn.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:03 pm

Here we go.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20163:03 pm

@Zach Taylor, I like the sound of that!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:02 pm

Brown’s family wearing orange and blue, supposedly.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20163:00 pm

Yes, we have Sammons provided his LOI has been received. His announcement was to AU.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20163:00 pm

easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 20162:58 pm

So we stole from Michigan?

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20162:58 pm

I don’t know if he signed his paperwork, but…yes?

easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 20162:55 pm

Did we get Sammon or not?

WDErichie WDErichie February 3, 20162:54 pm


ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20162:47 pm

@WDErichie – War_Eagle_2010 is saying a Carolina paper is reporting that Davis, Jr. won’t announce/sign today —

WDErichie WDErichie February 3, 20162:45 pm

Any word Stephen Davis?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20162:43 pm

Yeah, no LOI from Gary yet. That’s what happens when ESPN sends a limo and, in essence, makes a star out of a guy who has yet to play a single down at the college level. Why did coaches, both at the HS and College level, not ensure he had the paperwork??

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20162:42 pm

Yes, it seems as though that information is accurate. Even though Marshall never officially changed his commitment it appears that he is now firmly on the UGA side of the fence.
Kirby and company has spent untold hours with Marshall the past couple to three weeks and, apparently, that time has resulted in Marshall becoming a Bulldog. Thanks for stepping in with the update!!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20162:40 pm

Gary reportedly hasn’t send in LOI

KickemInTheB3 February 3, 20162:37 pm is reporting that David Marshall has flipped to GA…which, I think, was what everyone was expecting anyway. Here’s the link:

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20162:28 pm

In my opinion, yes, there is cause for concern. He has stated numerous times that UGA is his leader even though AU has strongly pressed in recent weeks. I think there is also concern for Marshall. Even though his “commitment” is to Auburn the folks at UGA have been pressing virtually non-stop especially the past two to three weeks.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20162:23 pm

Cause for concern with Brown?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20162:18 pm

Derrick Brown now set to announce at 2:00 PM CT —

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20162:16 pm

hello2196 – Thank you for the kind words! War Eagle!!

hello2196 February 3, 20162:14 pm

Thanks for a job well done Atl_AU_Fan. I believe we got some good ones. War Eagle!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20162:11 pm

The Harbough love. Oh my.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20162:05 pm

And Mack Wilson chooses Alabama –

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20162:01 pm

@War_Eagle_2010 – Thanks! That may very well explain the lack of any notification.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20162:00 pm

I won’t shut down the thread until all AU possibilities have announced. Or, at least, those who will announce today.
And Mack Wilson is about to come up even though AU isn’t one of his choices. His decision seems to be between UA an UGA.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20161:59 pm

Just read a Carolina paper saying S Davis Jr. is not planning on signing today . . .

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:58 pm

I show Brown scheduled at 1:00 CT; an hour before Marshall.

easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 20161:57 pm

What, no Brown?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:56 pm

David Marshall is the recruit with the latest scheduled announcement time. Therefore, once his announcement is finalized I will be shutting down the open thread so I can get the NSD summary article completed and posted. Zach, we will then await your break-down on each of the recruits. My summary will only be a high-level of who was signed, etc. and not any of the pros and cons of each.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:54 pm

This time of year seems to be more about location than baits.
You have to work them so slow anyway that it doesn’t really matter until you are on top of them.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:53 pm

I know — all good! 🙂
Although, “lipless cranks and chaterbaits” does kinda sound like coach speak!

AUNation AUNation February 3, 20161:52 pm

Just trying to pass the time my friends… haha.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:51 pm

I thought for a minute there that the entire subject had changed!!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:51 pm

Let’s land brown and it’s been a good day.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:50 pm

Asking the wrong guy haha. Standard winter baits seem to do fine. Lipless cranks and chatterbaits.

AUNation AUNation February 3, 20161:49 pm

So Zach, I hear that some guys are slammin’ em on Gville on Jackall TNs. Thoughts?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:47 pm

And I still haven’t found a single thing related to when Steven Davis, Jr. will announce.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:46 pm

We are about ~15 minutes away from the Derrick Brown announcement — Feels like we are in a dead period right now!!

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:45 pm

Well, there’s a shock!! 🙂

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:35 pm

Sounds like someone wanted their cake and to eat it too.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:34 pm

Looks like Iowa State isn’t even sure what’s going on! Why would Catalina schedule a 2/19 visit to AU if the ISU deal was already done?

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:32 pm

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:31 pm

Oh wow — I’d be okay if we are both correct!!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:30 pm

Think Brown. Dont know why.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:30 pm


Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:28 pm


ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:22 pm

Okay, folks, of the three remaining “top” targets (EJ Price, David Marshall, Derrick Brown) how many of these does AU sign?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:20 pm

Well, based on what Mack Brown just stated it sounds like there is a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff going on!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:19 pm

Wonder if Gary’s high school coach landed a new job….

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:19 pm

All good —

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:18 pm

So, Auburn fans, we still have E.J. Price, David Marshall, and Derrick Brown yet to announce.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:18 pm

Oh, I know.
Just stating that the deal may not be done yet. I was pointing mainly at twitter.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:17 pm

The reports stated that he signed financial aid agreements with ISU but that a number of schools had since expressed interest. Auburn offering a scholarship only means just that; that they offered a scholarship. The scholarship being offered by Auburn is all that I stated.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:17 pm

The reporters are sloppy. Allie Davidson reported a RB flip from Ole miss based upon twitter news which proved inaccurate as well.

They are trying to be the first to report things.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:16 pm

On twitter, it is being circulated that the report that he was headed to ISU wasn’t correct as per a family member.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:15 pm

Zach, if the Catalina news isn’t accurate then point to Brandon at – That’s where I read that. Why are you saying it isn’t accurate?

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:14 pm

At least we don’t have to play him.

AUwaterboy AUwaterboy February 3, 20161:14 pm

Never really expected Gary to come to Auburn. We’ll be just fine without him.

AUwaterboy AUwaterboy February 3, 20161:13 pm

I was referring to the Meyers duo

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:13 pm

Michigan – no surprise there as it relates to Gary.

AUwaterboy AUwaterboy February 3, 20161:13 pm

War Dame Eagle – got both of them!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:13 pm

Here we go.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:12 pm

And, here is Rashan Gary

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:12 pm

Had to watch that on something called “Merkat” or similar – had never heard of it so no telling how much spam I will now receive!! 🙂

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:11 pm

The 6′ 1″ 185 CB comes to Auburn from Pasco County HS in Dade City, FL. (Honestly, about 10 miles north of our house in Zephryhills…)

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:10 pm


easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 20161:10 pm


ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:10 pm

And Auburn seals the “Package Deal” as Jayvaughn Meyers commits to the Plains!

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:09 pm

Jayvaughn at the table now —

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:08 pm

No further info.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:08 pm

Tyler Catalina news was not accurate.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:07 pm

I get it when you get a new coach. But, to do it over and over.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:06 pm

Freakin’ Ole Miss in top five. OLE MISS?????

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:06 pm

Ugh Bama in top five now.

SEC_Eric SEC_Eric February 3, 20161:05 pm

Like clm0001 below … This is the only way I know what’s going on with NSD ’16. THANKS!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20161:05 pm


clm0001 clm0001 February 3, 20161:04 pm

Our chances with Gary?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20161:04 pm

Rashan Gary about ready to announce on ESPN2 — All signs currently pointing to either Michigan or Clemson even though Auburn isn’t “officially” eliminated according to his mother.
Also awaiting the announcement from Jayvaughn Meyers out of Pasco County, FL.

GreenvilleAUfan GreenvilleAUfan February 3, 20161:00 pm

Ditto to Johnnyhy’s comment. AU is good at O-L. And thanks Atl for keeping me up to date.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201612:55 pm

We can’t discount Landon Rice. Dude is a monster.

Johnnyhy February 3, 201612:51 pm

We loaded up on Offensive linemen last year, all of whom redshirted. Throw in Sammons, Hamm and the Rhode Island Graduate Transfer for this year and that should cover us. I think they would like to sign one more, like the Price from Lawrenceville, but otherwise not going to waste a scholarship on someone they don’t see as contributing.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201612:50 pm


easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 201612:44 pm

Ditto. Thanks.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201612:42 pm

Thanks – Trying to provide updates as often as we can!

clm0001 clm0001 February 3, 201612:41 pm

Shoutout to you guys keeping the thread going. Only way I know whats going on for NSD16. WDE

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201612:40 pm

ESPN – Nuf said, I guess…

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201612:39 pm

So ESPN was cutting to a live feed of Gus and they scrolled Alabama across just before….

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201612:38 pm

Hope he likes playing on skill loaded team without blocking.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201612:38 pm

#3 CB Jayvaughn Myers is scheduled to announce at Noon CT with Auburn and North Carolina considered to be his destination. Also at Noon CT, the nation’s #1 recruit, Rashan Gary, is scheduled to announce his choice.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201612:36 pm

Auburn already has a WR class that can compete with any other but receiver Ammon Richards has committed to the “U” —

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201612:33 pm

And Landon Dickerson chooses the Seminoles

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201612:28 pm

I’m already writing a breakdown on Craig-Myers. Whoot!

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201612:26 pm

Landon Dickerson only has helmets from AL, TN, and FSU on the table —

hello2196 February 3, 201612:23 pm

Thanks Atl!

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201612:19 pm

Jayvaughn is scheduled to announce in less than an hour – Noon CT – from Pasco High School in Dade City, FL.

hello2196 February 3, 201612:18 pm

Has the ‘other’ Meyers announced. If not when can we expect news on him?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201612:14 pm

Auburn getting some decent press on ESPNU especially following the announcement of Nate Craig-Meyers. Still sitting at #10 in the ESPN rankings. Landon Dickerson next up but Auburn isn’t reported to be in the Top Three for him.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201612:01 pm

Hamm is the only one so far – at least that I remember. AU has some chance, I guess, at both Dickerson and E. J. Price.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201612:00 pm

We need some line recruits. Hamm is the only one that I am aware of.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201612:00 pm

Auburn is a long shot but we are only minutes away from the announcement of Landon Dickerson, an offensive tackle out of Hudson NC.

AUwaterboy AUwaterboy February 3, 201611:57 am

Impressive class so far. I’m hoping that Antwuan Jackson (No.5 recruit in Ga.) will be another Nick Fairley on the D-line.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:53 am

Rhode Island offensive tackle Tyler Catalina has now officially been offered a scholarship from Auburn. The 6′-6″ 298 lb lineman will be eligible immediately upon his graduation from the University of Rhode Island. Catalina has a visit to the Plains scheduled for February 19th.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:45 am

@AUNation – yes, hhnnggg is a good thing! 🙂

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:45 am

@AUNation….yeah. That’s a good thing.

AubTigerman AubTigerman February 3, 201611:38 am

To answer Easyedwin regards refreshing page:

If you stay on the page, the site should put a notice at the top of your page alerting you to a new comment on the live blog.

If you see that notice, click on it and you will see the latest comment. The notice will be at the top for about 10-20 seconds.

AUNation AUNation February 3, 201611:36 am

Zach, I’m a little confused by your description of Kyle Davis a few posts back… is “hhnnggg” a good thing?

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:34 am

I mean, they are like the 5th best program in the state?!?!?!?!

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:33 am

Zach, I don’t know!! It wasn’t long ago when there was talk of Strong being gone and, now, he’s kicking some recruiting butt!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:32 am

I can’t believe the job Strong is doing at Texas. Where did they come from?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:32 am

Thanks AubTigerman! Hope all is going as best it can! I think AU gets the package deal out of Florida with the Myers brothers.

AubTigerman AubTigerman February 3, 201611:32 am

Checking in from the hospital this morning. Trying to keep up between being passed from one doctor to the next. Looks like a good class so far. Nate-Craig is a huge get. Now if Malzahn can get the other Meyers too.

Good work Atl_AU_Fan!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:29 am

Love Craig-Myers, though I haven’t broken him down yet. But…Kyle Davis….hhnnggg

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:28 am

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:25 am

Yes, he can. And, he will undoubtedly parlay that into a coaching job within 2 years, sadly.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 201611:23 am

Give coach Craig a raise. That man can recruit.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:22 am

Nate Craig-Myers is the highest-rated WR to commit since 2006. Malzahn also saying this is the best WR class in AU history. (I’m guessing from a recruiting perspective; not necessarily the result(s) after 3-4 years…)

Al3xand3r Al3xand3r February 3, 201611:20 am

Yeah, QB play is what hurt us the most on offense last season. Way too inconsistent and that has gotta change

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:18 am

If these guys can actually catch, then yes, yes, they have!! Gotta have a damn QB, though!! And this, in my opinion, is where JFIII and WB come into play.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:17 am

I’d say that the coaches have done well at revamping a struggling WR core.

Al3xand3r Al3xand3r February 3, 201611:17 am

Now lets bring in the other Myers!

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 201611:16 am

Sweet. Best WR class in the nation. Not bad for Running Back U!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:16 am

Crain-Myers is an Auburn Tiger.

easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 201611:16 am


Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:16 am


Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:14 am

Nah. If the Tunsil thing got swept under the rug, the rest will too.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:14 am

And Nate Craig-Myers will be an Auburn Tiger! Craig-Myers is a 6′ 2″ 185 lb WR out of Tampa Catholic and will leave Dade City, FL for Auburn, AL!
Let’s get that LOI in here!!

Al3xand3r Al3xand3r February 3, 201611:14 am

Ole Miss might be in trouble with these NCAA investigations though

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:13 am

I mean, I get it. It’s Texas. But how Ole Miss is getting it done, I will never know.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:13 am

And Texas. TEXAS?

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:13 am

Good grief.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 201611:12 am

Man, I wish I was at a tv right now . . .

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:11 am

Oh, geez, ESPNU – Come on

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:10 am

Here we go – Nate Craig-Myers

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:10 am

Does for me, anyway.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:10 am


Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:10 am


easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 201611:09 am

Do I have to keep refreshing, or does TET do it automatically?

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:06 am

Of course you can. But, we ain’t that lucky.

Plus, it’s fun conversation.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:05 am

Why can I not want them all???

AtkinsonTiger AtkinsonTiger February 3, 201611:05 am

Come on Nate-Craig, you would look good in Orange and Blue!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:05 am

Or, both of those OR Gary

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:05 am

Here’s a question: would you rather have N C-M or Brown?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:04 am

Coming up, you know, after the obligatory commercial break…

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:04 am

Nate Craig-Meyers now on ESPNU – So that’s coming up

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:03 am

Also, being “full” can also mean “full at that particular position”. Or, that’s one manner in which I can see such being implied and/or inferred.

easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 201611:02 am


ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:02 am

@AUNation – Well, damn

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:02 am

Let’s be real. He was told we were full. What they meant was, you aren’t good enough to be guaranteed……yet.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201611:01 am

Well, really, anyone leaving or anyone who doesn’t sign, i.e. Ben Davis, frees up a scholarship. When the coaches state that “no” scholarship is available it is being assumed that those offered will actually sign. As for the transfer of President, I’m not sure that scholarship is immediately available. The one that won’t be used by, say, Ben Davis is available since it is the same class.

AUNation AUNation February 3, 201611:01 am

SEC Country just posted an article about Brown at his high school bball game last night. This is a quote from his mom…

“There are some schools at the top,” she said. “The kid is going to have some favorites. I can say his depth chart probably at the top would be Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.” Curiously, Auburn — the supposed front-runner — was not included.

That’s… concerning.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201611:01 am

It would have, i’m guessing.

easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 201610:58 am

President leaving frees up a scholly for Daniel?

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:57 am

In other news, President is transferring. Purifoy is ineligible.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:56 am

The top safety to UT changed all that. Nature of the beast.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:56 am

@AUNation – yes, correct. We posted at virtually the same time.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:56 am

Thomas wanted to come to Auburn but was told, at one point, that no scholarship was available. Obviously, something changed in that regard but I don’t recall seeing anything printed in that regard.

AUNation AUNation February 3, 201610:56 am

Huh, he’s the one we didn’t have room for a few days ago correct? Glad he didn’t have hurt feelings…

Al3xand3r Al3xand3r February 3, 201610:55 am

Just watched Thomas’ highlights – guy has a lot of athleticism

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:54 am

Daniel Thomas is officially an Auburn Tiger – LOI has been received. Thomas is a Safety coming in at 6′ 0″, 190 lbs out of Robert E. Lee HS in Montgomery.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:51 am

@Zach – I think Gary could be that surprise but I don’t see it.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:50 am

He didn’t – Jackson will be a Seminole

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:50 am

Everyone gets a surprise. We are due for one.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:50 am

@Al3xand3r – Yes, yes, we do.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:49 am

Agree — Auburn hasn’t really “missed” on anyone expected to sign. Davis and Gary were never really and truly “committed” to AU. I certainly hope that Marshall and Brown sign with AU and, of course, it will be nice if AU can snag Dickerson, Richards, Price, and Davis, Jr.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:49 am

Is it sad I just want Jackson to NOT commit to the Tide?

Al3xand3r Al3xand3r February 3, 201610:47 am

We need another Nick Fairley type on the defensive line. Someone not afraid to play mean and nasty

Tigerpharm February 3, 201610:46 am

Like what I’m seeing so far. Now need to close strong.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:44 am

Well, I mean, those you put into writing.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:44 am

Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:43 am

Looking forward to writing breakdowns of many of these players.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:43 am

Well, I guess we are only ~20 minutes away from the Nate Craig-Myers announcement.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:41 am

Sure would make the day pass faster. Err…better…err…all of the above.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:38 am

Zach, as per your Tweet, yes, AU needs to start receiving letters again!!

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:35 am

@AUNation – I’m guessing that Michigan has it made as it relates to signing Gary. I sure wouldn’t mind seeing him with the AU hat, though.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:34 am

Yeah, Zach, they do have a knack for that.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:32 am

I have a confession: I have never enjoyed NSD like I should because Bama closes so strong.

AUNation AUNation February 3, 201610:31 am

To my understanding, UA is out of the mix and has been for a while because he cancelled his official there and went to Clemson. Three hats on the table… Michigan, Clemson, and AU. I don’t think he will put on the AU hat, but like I said being in the final three of the number one overall recruit during his highly publicized announcement is always awesome for the brand. Kid is a program changer for someone though.

TigerWoman TigerWoman February 3, 201610:30 am

Thanks for the update on totals. Doing a good job Atl!

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:29 am

As for NCM and JM, I think AU gets the “package deal” on those two. Getting Marshall and Brown certainly won’t hurt anything.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:27 am

I’m unsure what or how to think about Gary. There was an article published stating that both AU and UA were eliminated. Subsequent to that, however, Gary’s mom was clearly quoted as saying Auburn was not out of it. So, again, we will wait and see.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:24 am

Agreed. But I really want this to be the best class ever. Every year has had caveats for me.

AUNation AUNation February 3, 201610:23 am

If we can pick up Derrick Brown, NCM, and secure the rest I will be overjoyed. Whether we have any shot at all or not, just having an AU hat on the table for Rashan Gary’s very public announcement is good for business.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:22 am

@War_Eagle_2010 – I cannot locate an announcement schedule anywhere for S. Davis, Jr. The consensus among the recruiting sites is that he is 100% Auburn. Guess we shall see.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:19 am

@TigerWoman — The current “signed” class is at 17. Sorry for the delay in getting this info to you.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:18 am

Agreed. I hope he likes making “impact plays” on kick coverage for two years.

AUNation AUNation February 3, 201610:18 am

Or asked to grayshirt. Haha

AUNation AUNation February 3, 201610:17 am

Another great talent that will be processed through the kick team until he is halfway through his junior year.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 201610:17 am

Time to move on from that pipe dream . . .

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:16 am

Pretty obvious momma was pushing the Tide. Sigh.

AUNation AUNation February 3, 201610:16 am

Piss. I was really holding out hope that he would pull a Rashaan Evans… The REC is just too strong to let that happen.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:16 am

Yeah, generally at that age, you don’t

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:14 am

Hard to contend with your ENTIRE FAMILY.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:13 am

And it’s Bama

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:13 am

Not just an impact….he could be a starter.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:12 am

Well, here we go

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:12 am

I understand the Bama connection but, wow, could he potentially have an immediate impact at Auburn!!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:11 am

….on the far end.
The ND hat, though. Wow.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:11 am

Still waiting on the Ben Davis announcement but, at least, there is an AU hat on the table.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:07 am

I am talking about from a pure recruiting perspective. But, you are right.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:06 am

@TigerWoman – I think either 16 or 17 now. I will go back and look after the Ben Davis announcement and give you a more exact answer.

BigDaddyAU9295 February 3, 201610:06 am

To the user talking about WR classes do not forget the class Auburn signed that had Devin Aromashodou, Ben Obamanu, and Anthony Mix. That WR class might be considered hard to beat.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:05 am

Last official was to Auburn. We have a chance.

TigerWoman TigerWoman February 3, 201610:05 am

Thanks for the 24 answer earlier Atl. Where are we at so far on that … 12 -14?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:04 am

And, of course, a commercial break.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:04 am

Ben Davis now live on ESPNU —

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 201610:03 am

I haven’t seen Davis, Jr. listed on any of the published schedules I have seen.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 201610:02 am

@ L_AU_FAN, what time is Davis Jr. announcing?

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 201610:00 am

Some thoughts on Character: needs work on backpedal and high pointing. He tracks the ball exceptionally well, but he will not be able to catch the ball while his feet are on the ground, nor with his body.

Can play in the box, good speed. Has physicality. Will hit. Will jam.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20169:59 am

HAHA I do whatever i can do for my Tigers!

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:56 am

I think Marshall really wants/prefers Auburn but Kirby and company have been non-stop after him. I hope he sticks with AU.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:56 am

Zach, I DO hope that begging on Twitter works for Davis!! 🙂

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20169:56 am

Is David Marshall to UGA still considered a sure thing?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:55 am

War_Eagle_2010 – Thanks!

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20169:53 am

I read it on rivals.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:53 am

War_Eagle_2010, I have not seen that but it makes sense.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20169:52 am

Make sure to watch Auburn on periscope.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:52 am

He is scheduled to announce in about 10 minutes so we will find out. But, to your point, easily a low percentage chance on landing Davis.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20169:51 am

I read somewhere that the NCAA had granted AU a waiver to sign Manning without it counting against the limit of this class.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20169:51 am

Chances of landing Ben Davis? I’d say under 20%. Would be AUsome to land him.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:50 am

And, another LOI received from Tashawn Manning. Much like Shon Coleman, Auburn is honoring his scholarship while this young man battles cancer.
Manning is a DL from Apopka, FL. and is 6′ 4″, 250 lbs.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20169:49 am

I just hope they have good hands. It’d be nice to have 2-3 guys who could catch well.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:47 am

Yeah, I certainly cannot think of another WR class that matches this.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20169:47 am

With Craig-Meyers (hopefully) committing, would this be the best WR class at Auburn, ever? I think so.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:47 am

Safety Marlon Character from Grady HS in ATL is the next to officially become an Auburn Tiger. Character is 6′ 1″, 170 lbs.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:45 am

Craig-Meyers from Tampa Catholic while Meyers will be from Pasco Co. HS

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:43 am

Yes, they are at different schools

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20169:42 am

Are the Myers brothers announcing at different schools? Just trying to figure out why they aren’t announcing at the same time.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:40 am

Agree – And I don’t see B. Davis deviating from Bama – but that would be a huge “get”!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20169:38 am

With the RB position one spot short and Auburn not signing an elite RB in this class, they will sell Davis Jr on the idea of playing RB. He won’t end up there.

War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 February 3, 20169:37 am

It would have been nice to have a second LB in this class (I’ll be shocked if Ben Davis comes). Do you think they can sign Stephen Davis Jr. and move him to LB?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:34 am

Exactly, BIG difference between HS and the SEC!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20169:33 am

In reviewing the highlights, I can see exactly why they wanted to convert him. He is way to slow to be an SEC defensive end. And, he doesn’t have the finishing skills to take on SEC-caliber backs and QBs.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:31 am

I hope Sammons can be an immediate asset also. Being 6′ 8″ and 280 cannot hurt!

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20169:30 am

Namely, it allows Golson to remain at center where I thought he might vacate to replace Coleman/Young. Golson was a tackle at Ole Miss.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20169:29 am

Having Sammons join Auburn, provided that he can become an instant starter, prevents major reshuffling of the line as I had predicted.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor February 3, 20169:28 am

Hello, all. Just got the computer fired up! Looking forward to the conversation!

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:21 am

Auburn was really never in the running but the nation’s #2 cornerback, Trayvon Mullen, has signed with Clemson over FSU, TCU, and LSU.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:12 am

For what it’s worth, ESPN now showing Auburn at #10 in class rankings right behind #9 Alabama and #8 Georgia.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:09 am

Apologies for misspelling Sammons’ name two out of the three times I typed it… Geez.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:07 am

Prince Sammons is now officially an Auburn Tiger! Simmons is a defensive end but is projected to be on the offensive line at Auburn. Simmons is 6′ 8″, 280 lbs and comes to Auburn from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in Cincinnati, OH.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20169:02 am

AU has a total of 14 signed right now. There are 9 early enrollees who are already on campus (and I think all of these count toward the 2016 class). There is another scholarship that was awarded to punter Kevin Phillips. The most that AU can sign is 24 for this class.

TigerWoman TigerWoman February 3, 20168:58 am

Five signed so far. How many do you think Auburn will have in this class or how many can they sign today?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20168:57 am

You are welcome and I enjoy doing this. Just trying my best not to embarrass Koolbell or the TET community!

Pine Mt Tiger Pine Mt Tiger February 3, 20168:55 am

Yes – Appreciate the thread Atl!
Coe’s a big ‘en. I think Auburn is off to a good start.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20168:53 am

Brodarious Hamm – OL – 6′ 2″ – 322 lbs
Woody Barrett – QB – 6′ 2″ – 225 lbs
Eli Stowe – WR – 6′ 0″ – 175 lbs
Nick Coe – DL – 6′ 6″ – 269 lbs
Marquis McClain – WR – 6′ 2″ – 209 lbs

AUglenn February 3, 20168:48 am

Appreciate what your doing Atl_AU_Fan! I’m checking back ever so often. Good job!

AUglenn February 3, 20168:46 am

Thanks! Sorry about that one.

But If you have it. It would be nice to see their size too.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20168:45 am

I’m including the positions as part of the post. For instance, for Eli Stowe, here is what I posted:

LOI now in from Eli Stowe. Stowe is a WR from Niceville HS out of Niceville, FL.

AUglenn February 3, 20168:43 am

Could you tell us what positions these guys will fill? What about Eli Stowe?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20168:43 am

Nick Coe – Defensive Line

AUglenn February 3, 20168:40 am

What position does Nick Coe play?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20168:31 am

Marquis McClain is the next new Auburn Tiger. The LOI for the WR from Crestview, FL has been received. McClain is a 3* recruit but may easily be underrated.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20168:25 am

Nick Coe has now faxed in his LOI. Coe is a DL from Asheboro HS in Asheboro, NC.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20168:22 am

LOI now in from Eli Stowe. Stowe is a WR from Niceville HS out of Niceville, FL.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20168:17 am

Ben Davis is the next Auburn target scheduled to make a live announcement at 9:00 CT. We will, however, continue posting updates as letters of intent are received.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20168:13 am

And, as predicted, Warrior chooses Tennessee

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20168:11 am

Warrior now live on Fox 5 Atlanta –

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20167:57 am

Just about 5 minutes away from the first live announcement. Nigel Warrior will be announcing from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Most recruiting sites are predicting the 4* safety to sign with Tennessee.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20167:52 am

The LOI fax is now in from Woody Barrett – Barrett is a QB from West Orange HS out of Winter Garden, FL.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20167:35 am

Hamm was already committed but, other than early enrollees, becomes the first to submit his LOI on NSD. Hamm comes to Auburn from Spalding HS in Griffin, GA.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20167:33 am

Brodarious Hamm – OL – has now officially signed with Auburn.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20167:04 am

There are some good possibilities on the board. Warrior is set to announce in about an hour although programming has already started. Technically, recruits are allowed to start submitting Letters of Intent as of 7:00 local time.

easyedwin easyedwin February 3, 20166:59 am


Tigerpharm February 3, 20166:57 am

Good morning ATL. I’m heading off to work but I’ll be checking back from time to time. Looking for a big day for Auburn.

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN February 3, 20166:47 am

Good Morning and War Eagle! Welcome to the NSD open thread.


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