Auburn Should Have Strong Finish on National Signing Day
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With less than 24 hours before thousands of high school football players fax in their National letters of Intent to the colleges of their choice, the 2013 Auburn recruiting class is looking pretty good.
Despite last night’s theatrics on Fox Sports South, The Auburn Tigers are in a position to finish very strong in the recruiting wars; maybe closing out in the top 10 and certainly in the top 15.
Either way, the final position for the Tigers will be a far cry from the place many predicted after the coaching changes were announced back in December. Gus Malzahn and his staff have done a phenomenal job in shoring up commitments and bringing in new additions.
And now with the center piece of this class, Carl Lawson firming up his committment over the weekend the Tigers appear to be in a position to finish strong.
With all the attention that a lot of these young men seek, you got to like the way that Lawson handled himself. When he made his decision Sunday, there was no big announcement in front of TV cameras no fanfare. After his final visit at Auburn he just simply tweeted, “This will successfully end my recruitment I am an Auburn Tiger. No questions will be answered no calls will be accepted.”
After Lawson’s commit the Tigers gained momentum as Lawson’s teammate from Milton in Alpharetta, Ga. running back Peyton Barber flipped from Ole Miss to the Tigers. This move was a big addition to a class in need of running backs.
Its always hard to get a handle on just how good a class a school may bring in. That’s why fans scour paid recruiting sites to try to get an early picture of how good ole state U will fair. However, a less scientific measure but probably a better barometer of the final outcome is how the players feel about it.
After Lawson announced his decision Sunday, the five star defensive end said, “AU is going to finish this class 10 times better than anyone will imagine. That’s a promise.”
So recruiting stars and analyst forecast aside , I’m going with Carl’s promise. Auburn will finish much stronger than anyone imagined back in December.
Stay with Track ‘Em Tigers in the morning when KoolBell will be bringing you fast and up to date information as those National Letters of Intent start rolling off the fax machine in the Auburn athletic offices.