The Auburn football coaching staff has been very aggressive when it comes to recruiting the class of 2024. Head coach Hugh Freeze and his assistants have been going after top recruits from around the region and the country, even if they’re committed to other programs.
4-star tight end Caleb Odom had seemingly lost interest in Auburn football when he released his list of top seven schools, which did not include the Tigers. Even so, tight ends coach Ben Aigamaua kept pushing, and kept building his relationship with the talented prospect.
Odom is ranked as the #67 overall prospect and the #5 tight end in the recruiting class of 2024 and is the #11 recruit out of the state of Georgia. Odom’s top seven schools, released last month, included Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Colorado, Miami, Penn State, and Florida.
However, Auburn Rivals reports that communications have ceased between the Odom, Colorado, and Penn State, and now Auburn football has re-entered the conversation. Odom officially visited the Plains over the weekend following trips to Alabama and Florida earlier this month, and will head to Texas A&M and Miami later this summer.
During his visit with the Tigers, Odom was able to sit and talk with Hugh Freeze, who explained to the tight end how he could fit into the program (Auburn Rivals):
"“It was great,” Odom said. “We talked a lot just on how he envisions me on the team. It was a great visit, it felt like we really bonded, my mom loved him, so it was a great meeting.”"
He noted that although Alabama was the leader in his recruitment after his OV to Tuscaloosa, the Tigers have “definitely challenged them.” Odom plans to make a final decision by the end of July in order to focus on his senior season at Carrollton High School.