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Setting the Plate on Recruiting

By on February 1st, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »
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It’s that time of year again, where we wait in anticipation for the college decisions of 17- and 18-year-old football prospects.

National Signing Day (NSD) is what every recruiting enthusiast waits for. It’s Christmas morning all over again with the exception being it’s based in hope, not faith.

I wasn’t the first nor will I be the last to say recruiting is the lifeblood of every college athletic program. Simply, this is the most important piece of the puzzle for any championship program. We will be here from 6:00a.m. until noon Central Time on Wednesday to cover all the happenings in Auburn as pertains to National Signing Day.

I use every “FREE” advantage to gain some limited amount of knowledge about the recruiting happenings that surround Auburn football. Using the information from Auburn 247Sports and Rivals, along with the work of AL.com and the Auburn beat writers, I gain the majority of my information. Occasionally I’ll gain something from a national source.

That being said, I know that some of you have more knowledge/information than I about this year’s recruiting. So feel free to join our special  Recruiting Open Tread. Everyone’s welcome to chime in at anytime.

 To show you how some classes are full of potential but short on fulfillment, read this post by Joel A. Erickson about the 2012 signing class. There are zero guarantees in this business of recruiting. Many factors are involved in whether the majority of the players will become “stars” or even contributors to a successful football program. 

Here is a short rundown of the players already signed by Auburn. From Auburn Rivals:

Tyler Carr
OL Southside, AL Southside – 6’5″ 323 lbs.  4 stars – rating 5.9  – signed 6/24/14  – 14 videos

Chandler Cox
RB Apopka, FL Apopka – 6’2″ 220 lbs. 4 stars – rating 5.8 – signed 5/31/14  – 3 videos

Tim Irvin
DB Palmetto Bay, FL Westminster Christian – 5’8″ 182 lbs.  4 stars – rating  5.8 – signed – 1/18/15 – 12 videos

Tyler Queen
QB Kennesaw, GA North Cobb – 6’2″ 236 lbs.  3 stars – rating 5.6 – signed 7/10/13  – 8 videos

Jovon Robinson
RB Milledgeville, GA Georgia Military College – 6’0″ 220 lbs. 5 stars – rating 6.1 – Runs 4.5/40 – signed 5/15/14  – 2 videos

Bailey Sharp
OL Marietta, GA Sprayberry 6’5″ 284 lbs.  3 stars – rating 5.6 – signed 4/19/14  – 2 videos

Jason Smith
ATH Perkinston, MS Gulf Coast C.C. 6’1″ 195 lbs. 4 stars – rating 5.8 – Runs 4.5/40 – signed 2/4/14 – No video available

Maurice Swain
DT Perkinston, MS Gulf Coast C.C. 6’5″ 297 lbs. 3 stars – rating 5.7 – signed 12/17/14  – 1 video

WAR EAGLE!

     

3 Comments

  1. Pine Mt Tiger Pine Mt Tiger says:

    Good to read a KoolBell piece again. I know you follow recruiting so what do you think the chances are for Auburn signing Martez Ivey and/or Mike Horton?

  2. Im4Auburn says:

    I love that emblem on the AU plate of the Eagle flying through the Auburn – A. That was the popular symbol when I was at Auburn.

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