Auburn football: A look at National Signing Day commits so far

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New Auburn football head coach Bryan Harsin had a lot of recruiting work to do when he took on the job, but he and his new staff have been working hard to improve the class of 2021.

Sitting at the 38th ranked recruiting class in the country and 12th in the SEC, Harsin and his staff started with only 11 players signed in December, but have been taking to Twitter to tease Auburn fans with a few mystery commits.

The “BOOM!” of the Gus Malzahn era has been seemingly replaced with Bryan Harsin’s #AuburnMade and much speculation on who has joined Auburn football.

With offers out on the table and a press conference scheduled at 2pm, here is a look at the athletes who have officially signed with Tigers–so far.

Colby Smith–8:15am

This 6’8″ 320 pound offensive tackle out of North Carolina is a huge get for the Tigers, and becomes the first OT to be recruited out of high school since 2017. Smith will join an offensive line of mostly upperclassmen after following Will Friend from Tennessee to Auburn.

Joko Willis–8:31am

JUCO product Joko Willis will play Linebacker for the Auburn Tigers, and is ranked as the No. 2 ILB according to the 247Sports Composite. Willis will still have four years of eligibility due to redshirting and COVID policies, and if his highlight tells us anything it’s that this young man will be an absolute menace on the defense.

Tar’varish Dawson–8:45am

Named a 3-star Cornerback by 247Sports, Auburn football has listed Dawson at the Wide Receiver position, likely due to his blazing speed–he ran the 100 meter dash in just 10.58 seconds last February. In 2020 he took snaps on offense and defense for Lehigh Senior. Although recruited by Chad Morris of the Malzahn era, Dawson stuck around and will officially play for the Tigers in the fall.

Eku Leota–10:11am

Snatched away from Citrus Bowl opponent Northwestern University, graduate transfer Eku Leota will join the Auburn football team with up to three years of eligibility. In 2020 at Northwestern, Leota recorded 10 solo tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and four sacks.

It’s already been an exciting day for Auburn football, and we look forward to seeing who else will be signing with the Tigers today.

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