National Signing Day 2018—Part Deux
Like it or not, there is now an early signing period for college football which, naturally, takes away from a lot of the suspense of the annual National Signing Day, but I still expect some drama to unfold.
As we do every year, Track ‘Em Tigers will be here with our open thread tomorrow, so please drop by and take part.
It seems that Auburn had a decent-to-good final recruiting weekend with a number of players visiting the Plains. Among visiting recruits were receiver JaMarr Chase, currently thought to be a heavy LSU lean, offensive tackle Richard Gouraige, who is from Tampa and is really high on the Gators, and defensive lineman Malik Langham. To sign Langham means Auburn has to outplay Alabama.
Other recruits on Auburn’s radar include Caleb Tannor, a defensive end from Georgia, who has received offers from too many schools to mention, but Auburn may have a good chance.
Rice graduate transfer Calvin Anderson has stated he would like to play in the SEC, but Texas is very much in the mix. Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn has stated that Auburn wants to sign an offensive tackle, and Anderson just may be the answer.
ATH Cam Taylor would likely choose Auburn if he gets an offer. If not, he has an offer on the table from Nebraska. And, then, Quay Walker still has Auburn as a finalist but is probably a long shot.
Someone else to keep an eye on, and expect a decision from tomorrow, is wide receiver Justyn Ross, who is deciding between Auburn, Alabama, and Clemson.
It appears that Auburn may have some opportunity to sign one or more of these but could also sign none.
Is there a surprise Letter of Intent waiting in the wings? Can Auburn pull a last-minute flip?
So, even with the Early Signing Period, there may still be some drama on the horizon.
We will update this page as other news or notes are released.