Auburn football has seven scholarships left to give out ahead of the 2022 season, and as a program under national scrutiny from the Auburn Board of Trustees’ inquiry into head coach Bryan Harsin, it likely will look to use every last one of them.
In recent weeks, plans for what the Tigers may do this spring to fill out roster depth have poured out by the Auburn football beat.
A fourth EDGE is reportedly being sought by defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding, and wide receiver has also oft been mentioned as a potential target area for Harsin and new WR coach hire Ike Hilliard. Both positions remain to be according to Nubyjas Wilborn’s latest spring camp report.
Safety is reportedly another area of need, though:
"Auburn has seven scholarships the school could give to players in the transfer portal. Don’t be shocked if the Tigers look to bolster their offensive and defensive line with more talent. They’ll likely want to add another deep threat at receiver, another safety, and possibly another EDGE rusher to supplement Derick Hall, Eku Leota, and the emerging redshirt freshman Dylan Brooks."
Auburn football could take advantage of the post spring game transfer portal market
More than likely, once the Tigers complete their own spring game (and likely gain holes themselves via the transfer portal), recruits from other schools will be looking for new homes and can see the Plains come calling.
The WR room in particular is young and won’t have several Class of 2022 receivers on campus just yet in time for A-Day. That position, more than any, could be exposed come April 9th in front of a non-COVID restricted spring game crowd, the first of its kind this decade.
Clearly, the finished product for the 2022 Auburn football program is something no one has seen just quite yet.