Auburn football Class of 2024 tight end commit Martavious Collins out of Calhoun in Rome, Georgia let Auburn Rivals’ Caleb Jones that he wants to see in-state wide receiver Perry Thompson out of Foley join him on the Plains in a year’s time.
“I’ve been trying to recruit Perry Thompson and a couple other of those guys,” Collins said. “I feel like it’s going pretty good. I’m still continuing it and keeping connections with them because I’m trying to get them here.”
Thompson was committed to Alabama last June but he has been visiting the Plains since Hugh Freeze took over, making his way to Lee County five times as of his next visit. As for Collins, his plan is to join the program next spring after graduating early in December and enrolling at AU. There won’t be any chance for other schools to flip Collins according to the tight end himself. Collins said his recruitment is “shut down.”
Martavious Collins talks Auburn football tight ends coach Ben Aigamaua
Collins gave an insight into the strenuous regimens Auburn football tight ends coach Ben Aigamaua put him through last Sunday.
“He tried to kill me, but it was good,” Collins said. “We worked out pretty hard. We did a one-on-one workout, so I was by myself with him and another tight end I was working with.”
That forged-in-iron mentality could be what gets the most out of a room that just lost its top contributor in years, John Samuel Shenker during the upcoming campaign. The Tigers are adding Rivaldo Fairweather in hopes he’ll take over the starting job.
Regardless of the camp battle at TE, Aigamaua expects big things from the room in 2023 as he told reporters back on March 15.
“We’ve got a very talented room,” Aigamaua said (h/t AL.com). “Adding Rivaldo to that room kind of — the expectations have risen from the passing game to the run game; we’re very involved in what we do offensively. So far, with the four practices we’ve had, we’re operating at a high level. We’ve got to clean up some technical stuff, technique, and things of that nature, but I’m excited about our room right now.”