Auburn football: 3 high-impact targets for class of 2023

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Recruiting never ends, as Auburn football head coach Bryan Harsin says, and the coaching staff is already gearing up for the next several seasons, not just 2021. Offers for the class of 2022 are exploding, but the Tigers are already going after three major targets in the recruiting class of 2023.

Though the recruiting class of 2023 has zero commits so far, the Tigers have already put out almost 60 offers to various position players.

The first is Karmello English, a wide receiver whose home is just down the road from the Plains in Phenix City, AL. The 6’5″ 185-pound athlete is not yet rated on 247 Sports but has already received several offers from Power 5 schools such as Auburn, Georgia, Florida State, and Texas A&M.

The next class of 2023 offer to watch out for was extended to another wide receiver, Hykeem Williams from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 6’3″ 195-pound prospect is being heavily recruited by the Florida schools (FSU, Miami, UF, UCF, etc.) but has also received offers from around the SEC, including Alabama and LSU.

Bryan Harsin and his staff weren’t playing around when it came to this offer from a couple of days ago. The Auburn football program extended an offer to Lebbeus Overton, a strong-side defensive end out of Alpharetta, GA who is already ranked four stars by 247 Sports and is widely considered to be the top overall prospect in the class of 2023.

Overton has already received double-digit offers from multiple Power 5 schools such as Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Michigan, and LSU among others. According to his scouting report from 247 Sports, Overton has major play strength and his physicality and athletic ability make him a difficult target to block. He finished the 2020 season with 70 total tackles, 21.5 sacks, and 38 tackles for loss.

It’s good to see the Harsinal going after strong athletes early and getting an edge up on competitors when it comes to getting these top prospects. Hopefully by the time the recruiting class of 2023 is ready to schedule visits and make decisions the coaches will be able to welcome the recruits to the Plains and show them what the Auburn family looks like.

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