Auburn football’s future looks brighter every day with Bryan Harsin and his newly minted support staff hard on the recruiting trail for both the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
With 19 recruits signed for 2021 and three hard commits officially corralled for the 2022 campaign, the recruiting never ends on the Plains.
Though not originally from the area, Harsin has done a good job getting local recruits to hop on board and join the hometown Tigers. In 2021, local product Cort Bradley will be competing for a scholarship as a preferred walk-on, but in 2022, Auburn will be welcoming Opelika High School’s Jarell Stinson to the program.
Stinson, the speedy 3-star corner who was primarily recruited by Zac Etheridge, recently showed off his wheels in record-setting fashion:
New fastest 200m time in the state. (21.5) pic.twitter.com/x3mciXuLvb
— Jarell Stinson ⚡️ (@JarellStin) March 13, 2021
Apparently, Stinson’s relationship with former Auburn football assistant Wesley McGriff has led to the Opelika product leaving the door open for Florida:
“It’s a really good relationship,” he said of the relationship with McGriff. “Him going to Florida made it stronger I think because it showed that he’s still interested in me. I’ve talked to some of the players that he’s coached and they all say what a great coach he is.”
“It went pretty well, I learned a lot of new stuff that I didn’t know about,” Stinson said of his virtual visit with Florida last week. “Coach [Nick] Savage, Dan Mullen, the director of recruiting, Crime Dog [Wesley McGriff], Coach Jules [Montinar], and a few other coaches.”
Despite it seemingly being a done deal, apparently the competition for Stinson’s talents is still wide open:
“I’m keeping my options open,” Stinson said of his commitment to Auburn. “I think they’re [Florida] is really high on the list. UCF and Tennessee are recruiting me hard too.”
Fly War Eagle will update you on the Stinson situation, as it appears there could be room for a decommitment if the recruiting of other schools proves effective.