5-star FSU commit will officially visit Auburn football this month

Auburn footballBuford safety KJ Bolden at practice on July 24, 2023.
Auburn footballBuford safety KJ Bolden at practice on July 24, 2023. /

Over the summer, the Auburn football program took in a massive recruiting haul in the class of 2024. The Tigers were able to flip two highly-touted prospects in 5-star wide receiver Perry Thompson, formerly committed to Alabama, and 5-star linebacker Demarcus Riddick, formerly committed to Georgia, and earned the commitments of several other top recruits from around the country.

The Tigers also lost out on some recruiting battles, perhaps most noticeably KJ Bolden. The 5-star safety from Buford, GA, took a couple visits to the Plains, and has publicly praised Auburn football head coach Hugh Freeze as one of his favorite coaches.

Though the #1 safety in the recruiting class of 2024 chose Florida State on his decision day last month, the Tigers are not backing down. It appears that Bolden still has some interest in Auburn, as he confirmed earlier this week he plans to take his official visit to the Plains later this month when the Tigers host the Georgia Bulldogs in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Bolden said he believes that Auburn football is on it’s way back to the top in the world of college football, and that Hugh Freeze is building something on the Plains, per On3 Sports:

"“Coach (Hugh) Freeze is probably one of my favorite coaches. He always talks about how he’s gonna rebuild Auburn, and I like that, cause the idea he has and the mindset he’s on, I feel like he could do it. Just that Ole Miss team he brought in, they beat Alabama two years in a row. I feel like he’s trying to build a type of class like that, with Laremy Tunsil and all of them boys down there, I feel like he’s trying to build a class like that. I feel like Auburn’s gonna be back on the rise very soon.”"

Though Bolden still seems to be solid on his commitment to the Seminoles, anything could happen between now and signing day, and it’s possible that a big game for the Tigers against the Dawgs could get Bolden thinking about suiting up in orange and blue.

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