Auburn football: WR Corey Rucker sees himself as “big factor” to help AU

Wide receiver talent is a must-get for the Auburn football team ahead of the 2022-23 season. With most of last year’s receivers parting ways with the team due to lack of eligibility or the transfer portal, the Tigers will rely on their class of 2022 signees and look to add guys from the portal.

One of the top portal targets for Auburn football has become Arkansas State transfer wide receiver, Corey Rucker. One of the most productive receivers on the field for the Red Wolves last season, Rucker earned his offer from the Tigers earlier this month.

After attending this weekend’s Junior Day on the Plains, Rucker sees an opportunity to make a big impact for Auburn football on the field this fall, per Auburn Live:

“The biggest thing is they want me to be a plug-and-play guy, and I got to see first-hand that I have that opportunity,” Rucker said. “I know exactly what they need and exactly what they’re looking for in a receiver and what they need to take this offense to the next level.”

Two other factors have helped pique Rucker’s Auburn interest in new receivers coach Ike Hilliard and the program’s place in the Southeastern Conference. Rucker noted that he is a big fan of Coach Hilliard and his honesty on what the WR would get on the Plains, saying the pair “hit it off from the jump.”

As for the SEC, Rucker described it as the greatest conference in the world, and Jeffrey Lee reports in his same article that the Tigers are firmly in the running for the WR. Although Rucker is a native of Mississippi and called Ole Miss a dream school, communication and interest from the Rebels have gone down since he received the offer, and now Auburn’s main competition comes from South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Utah State, Washington, Washington State, and Baylor.