Auburn football: In-state RB strengthens relationships with new staff

One of the Auburn football team’s top targets in the running back position had his first visit to the Plains on Tuesday and he left with nothing but positive comments. Pike Road RB Quinshon Judkins was originally offered a scholarship by the staff of Gus Malzahn, but with new head coach Bryan Harsin retaining Cadillac Williams on his staff, there wasn’t a lot of change for Judkins.

Auburn Undercover reports that Judkins was able to spend a lot of one-on-one time with the coaches, going over his specific game with Coach Harsin and meeting the coaches face-to-face for the first time after completely virtual recruiting. After texts and calls from Harsin and Williams, Judkins was finally able to pick their brains in person:

“Just going over their offense and what they run and what they expect in a player, what they love about me as a player,” Judkins said.  “With Coach Harsin we sat down for like two and a half hours just talking about my game with my parents and how he thinks I can be a great back at Auburn University. It was great.

According to, Judkins is interested in seeing the role of the running backs in Harsin’s new offense, and how his position coach works with the other RBs. Because they’re the only position group to not have a new coach this year, Tank Bigsby, Shaun Shivers, and Jarquez Hunter have been sharing their experience with Judkins.

Though Judkins plans to return to the Plains for both a camp and an official visit, he isn’t done touring other schools and has no current leader in his recruitment. Judkins will unofficially visit Penn State soon but has no other visits planned to the rest of his top seven schools: Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and Yale.

The running back is in no hurry to decide, and it could be a while before we hear any sort of announcement from Quinshon Judkins. As for now, Auburn football is in a good spot.