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National Signing Day Primer

By on February 3rd, 2015 in Football 9 Comments »


We are expecting guests for our special event tomorrow. New recruits will join the Auburn family, and we want to make them feel right at home.

National Signing Day is a remarkable event in many ways. Lives are changed forever, relationships are formed, and old high school friends are left at home as the young student athlete starts anew at his or her college of choice.

We gave a rundown here on Sunday of the eight players already signed to be Tigers. Today we will look at those athletes thought by many to be a lock for the Auburn program. Thanks to the fine folks at, the Rivals-Auburn site, we have a list of those young men, including links to their profiles for you. Also, there are links to video(s) for each of the players.

Committed – Not Yet Signed

Name                                           Pos        Location                         Ht    Wt      Stars    Rivals Rating    Committed   Videos

Montavious Atkinson 

  LB  Fairburn, GA Langston Hughes  6’1″ 205      3 stars        5.7              3/17/14        4 videos

Jordan Colbert             DB   Griffin, GA Griffin                          6’2″ 205      4 stars        5.8              4/26/14       5 videos

Jeremiah Dinson 

        DB    Hialeah, FL American                   5’11” 165     3 stars       5.5                1/27/15        1 video

Marquel Harrell  

        OL     Fairburn, GA Creekside                6’3″ 328     4 stars       5.8                4/21/14        5 videos

Jalen Harris                 TE      Montgomery, AL St. James          6’5″ 238     3 stars        5.7               6/24/14       4 videos

Jauntavius Johnson   DT     Lincoln, AL Lincoln                        6’3″ 323     3 stars        5.7               8/6/14          2 videos

Kerryon Johnson        RB     Madison, AL Madison Academy  5’11” 199     4 stars        6.0              4/15/14       13 videos

Kaleb Kim                    OL      Hoschton, GA Mill Creek              6’4″ 280     4 stars         5.8             4/24/14       5 videos

Richard McBryde      LB       Troy, AL Henderson                       6’2″ 210      4 stars         5.8             7/26/14       3 videos

Ian Shannon               K          Marietta, GA Marietta                   6’4″ 190       2 stars         5.4            9/3/14          5 videos

Elijah Sullivan          LB         Tucker, GA Tucker                          6’1″ 204      3 stars         5.7              2/22/14       4 videos

Darrell Williams      LB          Hoover, AL Hoover                        6’2″ 225      4 stars         5.9              5/7/14          16 videos


These prospective student athletes, as administration officials like to call them, are the core of the 2015 Auburn recruiting class. Most, if not all, are thought to be strong locks for the Tigers. Tomorrow will be the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.

We will cover all of the NSD events right here for you, starting at 6:00 a.m. thru 12:00 noon Central Time. As soon as possible we will post the news as each player faxes in his Letter of Intent (LOI). Come join us, post comments in our Open Thread, and be sure to have fun, as we welcome the newest members of the Auburn family.


  1. Pine Mt Tiger Pine Mt Tiger says:

    Thanks for the primer – what do you think the chances are today for Auburn signing Martez Ivey and/or Mike Horton? Auburn needs at least one of those guys.

  2. AUjason says:

    We entered the week with 21 and lost D’Anfernee McGriff yesterday. No one knows the reason he decomitted. I just hope the staff can keep the rest of the group together and bring in 8 top recruits. I’m looking for Byron Cowart, Jeffery Holland, and Martez Ivey to wear the orange and blue. Looking forward to a big day tomorrow!

    • AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

      It looks like McGriff may have had some academic issues. Getting the other three would be huge. Ivey did say yesterday that he would be wearing Orange and Blue next fall. But he didn’t say which hue. However, it should help that his best friend, Chandler Cox plays for Auburn.

  3. audude audude says:

    This cannot be done soon enough. The drama that unfolds is nauseating. I for one still have a distaste for the unveiling of “The” cap that grows by the year. I don’t care about that aspect of the game. I understand recruiting is the lifeblood of the program but the spectacle is has become is gaudy and not good for the game at all. Let them prove who they are on the field and where they want to be by signing and move on.

    There is more Basketball to be played. And this team needs us now…lets focus on the Pearl and his boys!

    War Damn Eagle

  4. wde1988 wde1988 says:

    Numbers I am hearing are that AU will sign as many as nine more recruits or a total of twenty nine in its 2015 recruiting class.

    Looks like some key battles are not going to go our way. Still, it’s too early to call.

    Tomorrow looks as promising as any other NSD.

    War Eagle! I will be happy if we bring home a top ten class!

    • KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

      He has had surgery on a broken right tibia/fibula. He will red shirt his first year during which time, if the surgery was good and his bones knit properly, he might see playing time 2016. Even if he has to get a medical for an extra year, he should ne okay. However, both Prothro and Theissman suffered a career ending injury like this. Here is what the doctors most likely may have done:

      • KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

        Sorry, it was his LEFT leg, which is actually better since his right leg would be his power back leg taking most of the stress.

  5. domaucan1 domaucan1 says:

    Great article. I wish I was closer to help support the basketball team. They really fight to the end. If the Good Lord’s willing, the LA/MS War Eagle Express will be in JH for several games. We’re getting season tickets! As for recruiting, as I have said before, if a young man wants to be an Auburn Man, we will welcome him as part of The Auburn Family, if not, we should wish him luck and move on. We have the coaches to train these young men to be as great as they are willing to be. The 2015 class will be a great one.
    And, NEVER forget, win or lose:
    WAR EAGLE !!!
    GO BIG BLUE !!!