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NSD 2017 – Join TET For Our Wednesday Live Blog

By on January 31st, 2017 in Football, News 7 Comments »

Ah, National Signing Day 2017—the official visits are over, and those who follow recruiting await Wednesday with anticipation, hoping those recruits targeted by Auburn’s coaching staff choose to play for the Tigers.

National Signing Day is one of those yearly occurrences that fans seem either to like, dislike, or fall somewhere in the middle. Yes, we are speaking of, mostly, teenage recruits assigned some number of “stars” that may or may not mean anything in the long run, and Jay Coulter posted a great article to such effect. I follow recruiting simply because it’s Auburn football, and until spring practices start, it’s about the only Auburn football topic this time of the year.

Depending on the sources, Auburn currently has 5 signees and either 15 or 20 commitments and, personally, I’m not sure which of the sources is more accurate. It doesn’t really matter at this point.

I will include as best possible those commitments on the Live Blog on Wednesday, and we will post live updates all day as recruits make their choices.

I’m not sure we will experience some of last year’s drama, but picking up an unexpected 5* to close out the day rates pretty high.

Auburn definitely wants to get pen to paper for 5* OT Calvin Ashley, who last week shut down all visits and contacts, saying, “I love Auburn”.

4* DE Markaviest “Big Cat” Bryant has a decision to make and with Auburn being his last official visit, this could potentially bode well for this year’s signing class.

4* LB Tyler Taylor seems destined to be a Tiger but of what variety? This appears to be down to Auburn or LSU.

3* OG Matthew Tanner, a JUCO transfer, previously said there was a 99% chance that he would choose Auburn. His latest comment says that signing with Auburn is “very likely,”

Auburn seems to be one of two remaining choices for 3* DT Tyrone Truesdell, so we will see how that shakes out.

And, the first scholarship offer by new OC Chip Lindsey went to 3* TE John Samuel Shenker, who committed not long afterwards.

The Live Blog will be online starting at 7:00 CT Wednesday, and we hope you will join us and take part with your comments and insight.

As always, It’s Great to be an Auburn Tiger and…



  1. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……I’m pretty stoked that one of my favorite contributors to this blog will be doing the thread. Awesome! Since I started this gig nearly a decade ago, I have yet to be off for NSD. I’m doing another 14 hour shift, Wednesday. I’ll get up early on the Thursday after, and try to do a “what did we get?” post.

  2. audude audude says:

    Y’alls committment to this blog is truly extraordinary! Thank you and…


  3. Tigerpharm says:

    Always look forward to this thread. Thanks for doing this.

  4. Zach Taylor Zach Taylor says:

    I’d be right there with yall, but I’ll be fishing.