Auburn football: Players react to Caleb Wooden commitment

Auburn football loves to keep it in the family. After starting multiple generations of Nix’s, welcoming multiple Carlson’s into the fold, and bringing on the younger brother of Cam Newton, the Wooden tradition will be continuing on the Plains with the commitment of Caleb Wooden.

The 3-star safety out of Lawrenceville, Georgia, made his announcement early Thursday morning via his Twitter.

The younger brother of Colby Wooden will be joining a stacked secondary that will feature impact transfers Donovan Kaufman and Dreshun Miller as well as underclassman Jaylin Simpson and Nehemiah Pritchett.

His commitment is one that excited many of his peers, including fellow recent commitment Micah Riley-Ducker:

Wooden was considering several southern schools including Duke, Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, and Georgia Tech. Yellowjackets’ defensive coordinator Andrew Thacker was in on the Class of 2022 commitment but ultimately Derek Mason was able to continue an ambitious first recruiting cycle as Tigers DC.

His signing brings the Class of 2022 commit count to six and marks the third commitment in as many days. Bryan Harsin and co. have reeled in half of their 2022 commitment class in July alone after normalcy returned to campus recruiting in June.

Momentum is clearly building for the Auburn football program, which is being counted out by many heading into the 2021 season. With some seeing the Tigers regressing to a .500 record, and others seeing both LSU and Ole Miss leapfrogging them in the SEC West, it’s crucial for morale to remain high.

It’s hard for it not to be with all of the NIL deals being inked, and the recent recruiting victories for the new regime.

Chalk up another W with another Wooden on the way in 2022.