Auburn football rumors: Latreal Jones projected to choose Tigers

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Auburn football head coach Bryan Harsin and his team are recruiting hard when it comes to wide receivers in the class of 2022. The Tigers extended an offer to three-star JUCO prospect Latreal Jones in early March and the WR is projected to choose Auburn University.

The Taylorsville, MS native played at Pearl River Community College in Mississippi, and as I noted last week, he is a big-play threat and a YAC nightmare for secondaries:

"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."

Latreal Jones would be a big get for the Tigers, and according to The JBoy Show, he’s pretty likely to choose the Plains. The JBoy Show reports 75% confidence that the JUCO prospect will end up in orange and blue:

Someone else who wants Latreal Jones at Auburn? Recruiting class of 2022 quarterback commit Holden Geriner, who retweeted Jones’ offer announcement with several smile emojis. Geriner already seems to be working at building relationships with his future receivers.

While there’s no word on when Jones will officially announce and commit to a school, Jake and co. at The JBoy Show and Keith Niebuhr of 247Sports are all confident that the wide receiver will end up playing for Auburn football.

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