Auburn football is still fighting hard to get elite recruits into their recruiting class of 2023 and has been hosting and visiting plenty of top prospects from around the country.
Over the weekend, one of the Tigers’ targets updated his recruitment by narrowing his list of schools down to just five, and Auburn football made the cut. Avieon Terrell, a native of Atlanta, GA, is ranked as the #284 overall prospect and the #31 cornerback in the recruiting class of 2023 as well as the #28 recruit out of the state of Georgia.
The 4-star announced his top five schools on Saturday, including Auburn, Michigan State, Kentucky, Texas A&M, and Clemson:
Terrell’s older brother AJ, who currently plays for the Atlanta Falcons, was a top target for Auburn football during his recruitment but ultimately chose to play at Clemson, who is arguably Auburn’s biggest competitor for the cornerback. However, Auburn Live reports that the cornerbacks coach Zac Etheridge has made the younger Terrell a top priority for the Tigers, and that work is paying off.
Despite Avieon Terrell’s obvious connections to Clemson, there are several factors pulling him towards the Plains, with Etheridge being one of them. Another factor is Terrance Love’s recent commitment to Auburn football. Love is a former teammate of Terrell, and the pair are reportedly still close.
Auburn football’s coaching staff has been putting forth a lot of effort to recruit in the Atlanta area this cycle, and they are also pursuing another teammate of Love’s in 4-star tight end Jelani Thurman. The Tigers made the cut in Thurman’s Top 8 just last week.
While the Tigers are clearly making impressions on many top recruits this cycle, it’s extremely important that they close in on some of these targets in order to compete with other top football programs.