Auburn football: The “Harsinal” is looking to build class of 2022 WR corps

Auburn football [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]
Auburn football [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.] /

Auburn football head coach Bryan Harsin is looking to add to the wide receiver room come 2022, which makes sense with the major hits the team is taking in that department this year. The Tigers lost Eli Stove, Anthony Schwartz, and Seth Williams to the 2021 NFL Draft.

There are several returning wide receivers for the upcoming season, and fans can most likely expect to see Shedrick Jackson, Kobe Hudson, and Elijah Canion on the field a lot in 2021. Jackson, a rising senior, caught six passes for 84 yards in the 2020 season.

Kobe Hudson played five games in 2020 and came away with seven receptions for 70 yards. Elijah Canion seems to be a rising star on the team and had an outstanding performance in Auburn’s bowl game against Northwestern, catching three passes for 80 yards.

While these guys will see the field this fall, Bryan Harsin’s coaching staff has made an offer to a wide receiver in the class of 2022. Latreal Jones from Taylorsville, Mississippi is coming to the Plains as a JUCO product.

In his two seasons at Pearl River Community College, Jones played 15 games and caught 47 passes for 660 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 44 receiving yards per game over the two seasons.

In 2020, Jones was named first-team Fall All-America, a team made up of players from the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC). With 33 receptions he was the second-best receiver in the league and was awarded PRCC Offensive Player of the Game in two of the team’s six games of the season.

Among those to congratulate Latreal Jones on his offer was Auburn football’s class of 2022 quarterback commit Holden Geriner. The QB commit is getting a head start on building relationships with his future receivers.

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