National Signing Day – Live Open Thread
Welcome to Track ‘Em Tigers and our Live Open Thread for National Signing Day 2017.
Please feel free to join in below and follow us all day long as we keep you updated as recruits announce their commitments and Letters of Intent are received by the Auburn Athletic Department.
Any surprises in store? Stick around and let’s find out together —
Or, maybe I can’t figure out how to shut down the open thread… Ugh.
I’m closing down the open thread and will put up a short summary in a bit.
I’m typing this while en route to check on my dad so I apologize, again, for having to bail early. War Eagle!!
Thx alot Atl for explaining that term. Sounds like Nick just wants to obtain all he can get, so his rivals can’t get to them. Some of these young guys probably never get to play, if any at all. Prayers going up for your father also
And, AUTiger57, A grey shirt is an incoming college freshman who postpones his enrollment in classes until the second term of his freshman year. This means they don’t take classes until the winter term. The NCAA allows college athletes five years to complete four years of eligibility after initial enrollment.
Apologies to all for having to abruptly depart the open thread and the live updates. Looks like my dad is stable albeit in the hospital and we are about to head in that direction. I appreciate everyone understanding.
What is a gray shirt exactly?? WDE
Nick Saban is currently writing his memoir titled “Fifty Shades of Gray Shirts ~ How I Duped Em’ All.”
Sitting at ~9 with a few names out there. Looks like a solid class with Bryant that took care of some needs.
How we doing fellas? Hopefully better than my fishing.
Parks to Bama per his Twitter. Rumor is as a grayshirt.
Lots of talk about Parks. Some twitter saying he did commit to Bama.
Damn… Jarez Parks is trending Auburn big time. All of the writers at 247 Sports are predicting a flip to Auburn now.
Come on over Jarez Parks … you know you want to.
to Country Boy. There are a couple of guys signed last year that will count toward this year’s class. so I think that has something to do with the less than 25 number.
O-Kay….. So, now Keith Niebuhr of 247 sports is predicting that Jarez Parks will sign with Auburn…..
I’m not sure, but I think it has something to do with the number of scholarships allotted. 25 is a baseline, so I think if AU signs less than 25 this year, then they can put that shortage in the bank and sign more than 25 next year.
Why do we always seem to only sign 25 or less and others like west vance can sign 27 or what ever? It looks like Maryland got 30. Michigan 28
Keep in mind Auburn already has the most important (IMO) commit in the country on campus already in Stidham.
I think the class finishes at 22 unless Parks flips.
Thanks to all here especially Atl_AU_fan. We’re keeping you and your dad in our thoughts and prayers.
dyingculture–It hasn’t felt like a good class because there are no last minute 5 star additions. It’s all pretty uneventful. But a Top 10 class…c’mon…I’ll take this class anytime.
You know west vance will be trying to get Parks to take a gray shirt.
Parks would make this class very good! Garner can sell it.
Yep that would be sweet Culture.
So…. the latest news is top DE Jarez Parks is delaying his announcement because he’s “too emotional”. Evidently, Bama doesn’t want him anymore, and it doesn’t appear to be any sort of character issue – just their class is full. He’s a top 100 guy. Auburn is in play now. While it seems kinda bad to pick up Bama’s leftovers, he still would be an excellent get. Maybe Garner can bring him on board because what better revenge to be an all-SEC lineman with Auburn, after Bama rejected him?
Agreed, Dying Culture.
This hasn’t felt like a very good recruiting class and we missed on almost all of our top targets. But it’s still a top 10 class, so it’s hard to be upset about that.
Yes, prayers for Atl_AU_fan and his father.
Bryant is a real coup for this class! Going into this last day, a 4 Star DE is just what we needed to ensure that we have another Top 10 haul.
All state basketball player and track star, Wide Receiver Jatarvious Whitlow has signed.
Prayers to you and your dad auatlfan
No doubt … just what I was looking for.
The ESPN website has some unranked JC WR named Jakerius Gadison in this class. The only other team recruiting him was Illinois. He’s 6’3″, though.
Markaviest Bryant definitely counts as a good surprise.
Gonzalez now gives AU 4 DB’s in this class.
Carlito Gonzalez commitment now confirmed.
No problem Atl_AU_fan….. family always first…. Hope he will be alright.
TET family, I’m going to be off and on the phone the rest of the day, I’m afraid due to my father’s health. Please keep the dialog going and I appreciate your understanding. War Eagle!!
Now that’s some “High Quality H2o” right there!! Thanks, AUwaterboy!!
Crisp Co. 4-star LB Markaviest Bryant commited to Auburn … WDE!
yes, take care 0f Dad
Sorry to hear that ATL
Sorry, everyone, but I’ve been on the phone. My dad isn’t doing well so that has taken priority,
Twitter report: LaFayette QB JaTarvious Whitlow has signed with Auburn.
Of those 3, only Carlito Gonzalez does not show up on the Auburn Athletic website.
So Sam does that mean the 2017 class is pretty much complete?
Yes I saw where Safety Carlito Gonzalez Signed With Auburn
18 with 3, total of 21. Those three being Alaric Williams 4* ATH, Carlito Gonzalez 3* S & Bill Taylor 3* LS. Checking those against what twitter is saying (FWIW) and all three LOIs are in.
So total class of 24 … maybe we’ll get a surprise No.25 before it’s over.
According to 247 Sports, we’re at 21 with only three commits not signed up.
Auburn Athletic website shows 20 so far.
I’m at work. Does anyone have that answer?
How many confirmed commits in the class so far ATL?
Not at all. Thought your “fair catcher” comment was funny..
Atkinson Tiger, please don’t think I’m making fun. I love all the recruiting analysis. I’ll be the first to look at the various rankings. Sometimes, it is funny, though.
‘The No. 2 Long-Snapper.’ That is kinda funny. I wonder if they have a ranking for ‘Fair-Catcher’—“Tony Smith has incredible extension and a robust waving motion when calling for a fair catch. We’ve put him at No. 4 in our latest Fair Catcher Rankings.”
Se where ESPN ranked Taylor No.2 long snapper in the country.
And Bill Taylor LS 6-4 , 235 is now an Auburn Tiger – Not often you see a long snapper mentioned in a signing day thread but here you are..
DB Travon Leonard in the Tiger fold
Another “solid” commit, LOI is now in for Traivon Leonard CB 6-0, 188; the most recent Auburn Tiger!
Alec Jackson DT 6-5, 270 is now an Auburn Tiger as his paperwork has been received.
Nope – Ashley was the very first LOI received…
LOL was about Carlson commit. But also wanted to say I like getting linemen and linebackers.
That’s funny Tigerpharm
TD Moultry has great potential. On another note, some where I live was holding out hope that 5-star OT Calvin Ashley would go to Athens.but I see he wasted no time in getting in his LOI. to Auburn.
His grandfather has to be saying, “Where did I go wrong.”
And we welcome the next “Legatron” as Anders Carlson has officially joined the Auburn family…
BUT, hello2196, the “blue shirt” option DOES count against the next year’s class so is probably used judicially…
And Tadarian (T D) Moultry ILB 6-2, 225 has his paperwork in and is now an Auburn Tiger!
It’s a loophole, period. But always taken advantage of…
Okay, thank you
And Auburn now has paperwork for Jordyn Peters – a S after at 6-2 , 185
A “Blue Shirt” is eligible to both enroll and play during the initial fall semester following their high school graduation or junior college transfer, but are not counted as an incoming scholarship player until the following year’s recruiting class.
The Blue shirt rule???
Technically, a total of 25 but there is some “wiggle room”..
Depends on the “blue shirt” rule
So with 7 already enrolled, how many can Auburn sign today?
In case folks didn’t see the primer last night – the following are already signed and on campus…
Nick Brahms OG 6-4, 285, Enrolled 1/9/2017
Malcolm Askew ATH 5-10.5 , 183 , Enrolled 1/9/2017
Kenney Britt ILB 6-0 232, Enrolled 1/9/2017
Salvatore Cannella TE 6-6 ,230, Enrolled 1/9/2017
Chandler Wooten OLB 6-2.5, 227, Enrolled 1/9/2017
Malik Willis ATH 6-2 , 188 , Enrolled 1/9/2017
Thanks – Keep checking in – We will be here! War Eagle
War Eagle! Good job ATL. I’ll be checking back from time to time today.
Devan Barrett, another considered to be a “solid” commit, now has his LOI in to Auburn and is officially on board. Barrett is a 6-0 190 RB…
Good Morning Pine Mt Tiger! Off to a good start as “solid” commits are getting their LOI’s in fairly early- Welcome to the thread and War Eagle!
Good morning all. Looking for a big haul today.
Always like to see gators defeated in anything.
Auburn beat out Florida for Truesdell
The 6-3, 335 DT did not set a time to announce but it is now official and he has paperwork in to Auburn. This is an awesome signee!
Come on Tyler Taylor, pull the trigger.
And Tyrone Truesdell is now an Auburn Tiger.
Agree – I love seeing those guys “in the trenches” join in
Glad to see Austin Troxell in the house, I hope another big ugaly comes in today.
5* Calvin Ashley wasted no time at all as he was the first to send in his LOI
Yes – no surprises… Some commits deemed to be “solid” have sent their LOI’s in
Good morning Atl_AU_F. Good day so far?
While there isn’t much going on at the moment, I want to say that I’m not trying to cover NSD for every recruit and every team. The focus is on Auburn except where there is a recruit who has Auburn as a possibility. For those recruits, yes, I will update as any announcements are made. Just an FYI…
And, yet, another as ATH Alaric Williams has his LOI into Auburn. The 6-0 195 ATH committed to Auburn way back in July 2015 and has stayed committed throughout.
Tyler Taylor is on the radar and is set to announce at 7:45 CT – The 6-2 230 ILB is poised to announce between Auburn, UGA, and OK.
OL Austin Troxell now has his LOI in and is officially a member of the Auburn Family. Another “solid” commit, he joins the offensive line. At 6-7 315 Troxell should be able to provide some QB protection as well as opening up some gaps.
It is still early but no surprises anywhere at this point. Auburn signees so far have long been considered “solid” commits so nothing shocking there although it’s still nice to have the LOI’s in hand.
Noah Igbinoghene has his LOI in to Auburn – Welcome to the Auburn Family Noah!
Scott Fountain had first contact with Shenker and Fountain compares Shenker with Lutz.
John Samuel Shenker has his LOI in to the Auburn Athletic Department and is now also a member of the Auburn Family. This is newly hired OC Chip Lindsey’s first offer and the LOI is in.
Herb Hand seems overjoyed in the interview following receipt of the LOI from Ashley. Should be a handful on the offensive line.
We have three TV’s and two computers in addition to the one I am using for the Open Thread and we are about to get started early here as Calvin Ashley is now not only a commit but now a signee. War Eagle and welcome to the Auburn Family! Ashley has long been an Auburn commit and he wasted no time in putting pen to paper.
War Eagle, good morning, and welcome to National Signing Day 2017!
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