The Auburn football coaching staff has turned most of its attention to recruiting the class of 2023, but the Tigers still have several scholarships left to dole out in the class of 2022. With 23 incoming players so far, there are still areas of need to fill ahead of the upcoming season.
So far, head coach Bryan Harsin and his staff have secured six transfers from the NCAA transfer portal in wide receiver Dazalin Worsham (Miami), linebacker Eugene Asante (North Carolina), quarterback Zach Calzada (Texas A&M), and three players out of Oregon in quarterback Robby Ashford, cornerback DJ James, and defensive lineman Jayson Jones.
This weekend, Auburn football will be hosting two more transfer targets on campus for official visits in former Iowa State safety Craig McDonald and former Memphis defensive lineman Morris Joseph.
A 3-star recruit out of high school, McDonald spent two seasons at Iowa State, redshirting in 2020 after playing in the first four games of the Cyclones’ season. In 2021 McDonald played in all 13 games and recorded 41 total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, and one pass breakup. He will have three years of eligibility left after entering the portal on April 30.
Morris Joseph entered the transfer portal back in February, and has since committed to Georgia Tech although he is still exploring other options before signing. He spent last weekend on an official visit at Arkansas, and Auburn football is not backing down on his recruitment.
Joseph spent three seasons at Memphis, and will have one year of eligibility left. Throughout his Memphis career, Joseph played in 35 games and racked up 117 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks.
Both safety and defensive line are positions of need for the Tigers heading into this fall, and both Craig McDonald and Morris Joseph would bring much-needed experience and depth to the 2022 roster.