Auburn Football Recruiting: Four New Tigers Will Enroll Early


Earlier this morning, we discussed four-star quarterback Tyler Queen and the financial aid agreement he signed with Auburn University, making him the first official member of the 2015 Auburn football recruiting class. This afternoon, we learned he’s not alone.

The university announced Queen, Tyler Carr, Bailey Sharp and Chandler Cox have submitted the appropriate paperwork and will officially enroll January 14. As early enrollees, the four players will be able to get a jumpstart on their college careers and participate in spring practice. Junior college running back Jovon Robinson is expected to join the team on campus any day now.

Tyler Carr is a 6-foot-5, 311-pound offensive lineman from Southside (AL) High School. According to the 247Sports Composite, Carr is a four-star prospect ranked among the nation’s top 250 players. He’s considered to be the eighth best guard in the nation and is the sixth highest rated player in the state. He was also recruited by Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Army.

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“I did a lot of praying and thinking about it,” Carr said when he committed to the Tigers this summer. “I’ve always kind of gone with my gut feeling. And my gut feeling kind of just led me to Auburn. They’re both great programs, and at the end of the day I had to follow my gut, and it was telling me to go to Auburn.”

Joining Carr on the offensive line will be Bailey Sharp, an Under Armour All-American from Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia.

“He’s a phenomenal kid,” Sprayberry head coach Billy Shackelford said at his UAAA jersey ceremony in September. “His dad is a former coacher, teacher and administrator and his mother is a teacher and administrator. He had no option, but to be a quality student and he is. I believe he carries a 3.6 GPA or around there. He really is a phenomenal kid. He’s good with younger kids, and is a role model for them. He has that ability to be nice off the field, and then turn into an animal on the field.”

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound tackle is rated as the 322nd best player in the nation by the 247SportsComposite, the 36th tackle prospect and the 32nd best player in the Peach State.

“On the field, he brings agility and athleticism to his position,” Shackleford continued. “There are a lot of big guys out there, but Bailey is a mobile athlete at tackle. He can block the edge, block on the perimeter and play in space.”

Rated as a three-star prospect, Chandler Cox is considered one of the best high school fullbacks in the country, and is ranked second nationally in the 247SportsComposite. He has also been invited to play in the US Army All American Bowl. The Apopka, Florida native played a lot of quarterback in high school and scored 36 total touchdowns – 21 rushing and 15 passing. At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, he is likely to play the H-back position in Gus Malzahn’s offense.

Cox recently shed some light on his decision to enroll early at Auburn.

“That’s very important to me — going in early to be able to get some playing time, or try for playing time,” Cox said after visiting Auburn in October. “Compete with the guys, and play with my teammates. It’s special to me. I’m ready to do it, ready to compete, and start working out with the team right when I get up there.”

Also of note, Cox is a high school teammate of five-star offensive lineman Martez Ivey, and is actively recruiting Ivey to join him on the Plains. Ivey is reportedly considering the Tigers as well as Florida.

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