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Auburn NSD 2019 Recap

By on February 6th, 2019 in Football, News 14 Comments »

Todd Van Emst

 NSD  is mostly completed and this is the Auburn Recruiting Class for 2019 based on the information we currently have. There may be updates to this and, if so, we will update it here.

Auburn, overall, did okay although there were a couple of misses/flips.


Colby Wooden, 6-4/230, 4-star DE/Buck – Lawrenceville, GA
Jaylin Simpson, 5-11/185, 4-star CB – St. Simons Island, GA
Cam’Ron Kelly, 6-1/205, 4-star ATH – Chesapeake, VA
Zion Puckett, 6-0/200, 4-star CB – Griffin, GA
Owen Pappoe, 6-1/215, 5-star LB – Loganville, GA
Derick Hall, 6-4/225, 4-star Buck – Gulfport, MS
Nehemiah Pritchett, 6-0/172, 3-star CB – Jackson, AL
Jaren Handy, 6-5/278, 4-star DE – Hattiesburg, MS
Kameron Brown, 6-0/222, 2-star LB – Buford, GA
Charles Moore, 6-4/268, 4-star DE – Louisville, MS
Octavius Brothers, 6-2/210, 3-star LB – Rockledge, FL


Mark-Antony Richards, 6-1/195, 4-star ATH – West Palm Beach, FL
Jashawn Sheffield, 6-1/180, 4-star ATH – St. Simons Island, GA
Tyler Fromm, 6-5/225, 3-star TE– Warner Robins, GA
Luke Deal, 6-4/237, 3-star TE – Greenwood, SC
Bo Nix, 6-1/207, 4-star QB– Pinson Valley, AL
Ja’Varrius Johnson, 5-9/164, 3-star WR– Trussville, AL
Justin Osborne, 6-4/305, 3-star OL– Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy)
Keiondre Jones, 6-4/325, 4-star OL – Hogansville, GA
DJ Williams, 5-11/210, 3-star RB – Sebring, FL
Kamaar Bell, 6-4/325, 3-star OL – Moultrie, GA
Jay Jay Wilson, 6-3/250, (4-star out of high school), H-back, Valencia, CA (Arizona State graduate transfer)

247Sports has Auburn ranked just outside the Top 10 at Number 11, Rivals has Auburn at Number 13, and ESPN has Auburn at Number 12.

War Eagle everyone!


  1. Jason Wright says:

    No doubt Auburn would have finished in the Top 10 but for some questionable recruiting of Pickens by UGa.

    • ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

      Yes, there were quite a few rumors floating around the internet but, two things stand out to me. First, announced basically 4 hours before the time he previously stated and, second, he changed his supposed place of announcement.

  2. Jason Wright says:

    Thanks for the recap and for giving us updates here all day Atl_AU_Fan.

    • ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

      Thanks for following along!
      NSD, at least to me, isn’t as much fun and suspense-filled since the Early Signing Period came to be. But I still enjoy doing it and, as long as Jay, ATM, Acid, and the others allow it, and the TET faithful want it, I will be here.

      • AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

        I know its lost a lot of its former luster ATL but we're grateful for you staying on top of it all and doing a good job of reporting the news for us.

  3. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..This is a good crew, topped off by Papoe and Nix. We’ll win some games, with these guys!

    • ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

      I was glad to see Osborne, Jones, and Bell — OL depth is needed and sometimes the number of stars beside a name don't mean a lot down the stretch.
      And I need to make a correction as I just realized I had Jay Jay listed as part of the defense when we may have a H-Back. This is corrected.

  4. AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

    Like many I had dreams of "Nix to Pickens" being the next big phrase used by Rod Bramblett. And if he had signed with Auburn, the Tigers would have finished at No.6 in the national recruiting rankings.

    That being said this is still a good class led by 5* Bo Nix and 5* Owen Pappoe. And this class has an average player grade of 91.16; the 6th highest average in the nation and the highest since Gus has been head coach.

  5. AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

    In addition, Georgia made a late hard push to flip 4* Running Back Mark Anthony Richards. Dawg Nation even predicted last week that he would sign with Athens. That's one where Gus fought off Smart and won. But a lot of folks I know were texting my phone all day with worries about the Pickens miss, lamenting the one loss in stead of celebrating landing 4 of the 6 that was left on the Auburn board heading into this morning.

    It sometimes seems that a lot of Auburn people want to always see the glass half empty. At times it almost seems to be in our DNA. I'm with Acid Reign above: "This class will win a lot of games."

  6. Sullivan013 Sullivan013 says:

    What I found interesting was not that Auburn was ranked 11th nationally or that it finished below five other SEC teams, but that it was ranked that high with an average of five fewer athletes than many of those other SEC programs ranked ahead of it, with the least being three less (Georgia).

    This means that on a player by player level, this 2019 class is one of the best in a generation for any Auburn team. It also means that we can leverage some transfer players for this year, or possibly increase the number of players for the 2020 class.

    • Believe your spot on Sully. coaches did an excellent job. It’s a solid class with room to bring in a transfer or two.

  7. neonbets says:

    Did Charles Moore just sign with a community college instead of Auburn?

    • AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

      From what we can tell, Moore signed with both Auburn and Jones Community College in Mississippi. This does not necessarily mean he will be leaving Auburn's 2019 class. The rules allow a player to sign with other colleges as long as they are at different levels. It's a way for a player to have a fall back plan in case he doesn't academically qualify with the D-1 school.

      So even though one site has (incorrectly) reported he's now going to be a JUCO player, we stil don't know where Moore will be next year. He most likely did it in case he doesn't get all his high school credits compeleted in time to enroll at Auburn. We'll have to wait and see how it plays out. At present he is still a member of the 2019 class.

      • neonbets says:

        Thanks AubTigerman. I didn’t know what was going on here.

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