With scholarship numbers finally where Auburn wants them. Coach Chizik and offensive coordinator Scott Loeffler can pick and choose who they want. After last year’s major overhaul of offensive recruits it seems as 2013 will be used to fill the holes and give depth and some critical spots.
On May 20, 2013 Auburn received the word from Jeremy Johnson of Carver High School in Montgomery, AL that he had committed. That pretty much ended the recruitment of QB. The only other person I could see Auburn after would be athlete Jason Smith from McGill-Toolen in Mobile, AL.
Auburn is pursuing a lot of great running backs in this class. It looks as if Auburn will take 1 maybe 2. Auburn’s top targets are Jordan Wilkins, Tyshon Dye, and Derrick Green. Jordan Wilkins visited AU on Monday and left with Auburn on the top of his list. The only reason he didn’t commit was because “he wanted his mom to visit before he officially committed.” Greg Bryant is visiting this weekend. He is currently committed to Oklahoma, but with a good visit Auburn could make a move with him.
Auburn already has one commitment at the wide receiver position in Pinson Valley star Earnest Robison. They are in great shape to receive another commitment from Milton High star Isaiah Jones. A few other targets Auburn is after is James Quick from Trinity in Louisville, KY, Marquez North from Mallard Creek in Charlotte, NC, and Tony Whitehead from Paul Bryant in Cottondale, AL. One guy to keep an eye on as a sleeper is Tallassee, AL WR Dijon Paschal. He currently doesn’t have an offer but is hoping that will change with some good camps over the summer.
Auburn received a commitment during Big Cat Weekend from Tight End Arshad (AJ) Jackson from Lovejoy in Hampton GA. The only other person AU is pursuing at this time is O.J Howard of Autauga Academy in Prattville, AL who is currently committed to the University of Alabama.
Last year Auburn had the number two offensive line recruitment class in the nation. This year it seems as if they will only take 1-2 OL recruits. Khaliel Rodgers is a very high on Auburn’s board, and with the new commitment of his teammate Jahmere Irvin-Sills, it seems very likely that Auburn could have their first OL commit on June 30. Another target of Auburn’s is Tyrone Crowder.
Auburn is also recruiting one kicker for this class. A few top recruits for Auburn is Harrison Butker from Westminster in Atlanta, GA. and Sean Covington from St. Petersburg, FL.