The Auburn football team has had a bit of a backslide over the past few weeks. Three losses in a row to start off SEC play followed by the decommitments of several prospects delivered a one-two punch to the Tigers.
4-star cornerback Jalewis Solomon, who was widely expected to commit to South Carolina originally, decommitted from the Tigers and quickly pledged himself to the Gamecocks. Then, 4-star defensive back Jayden Lewis, the first commit in the Tigers’ recruiting class of 2024, reopened his recruitment.
However, the Auburn football program will be hosting plenty of recruits over the weekend when Ole Miss comes to the Plains, and even snapped up a few commits this week to make up for the losses.
The first new commit is 4-star defensive lineman Jourdin Crawford from Birmingham, AL. The class of 2025 prospect unofficially visited the Plains over the summer and then again back in September for the Samford game. He announced his commitment three days ago:
— Jourdin Crawford (@Jourdin07) October 16, 2023
The other new commit announced his decision earlier today, becoming the fifth and most highly-ranked recruit in Auburn football’s recruiting class of 2025. 4-star Kendarius Reddick is the #41 overall prospect, the #7 recruit out of Georgia, and the #1 ATH in the 2025 class.
BREAKING: Kendarius Reddick, ranked as the No. 41 player and No. 1 ATH in 2025, has announced his commitment to Auburn.
MASSIVE addition for Hugh Freeze, Zac Etheridge & Co.
— Christian Clemente (@CClemente247) October 19, 2023
According to Auburn Undercover, secondary coach Zac Etheridge has been Reddick’s primary recruiter, and Reddick has been extremely impressed with the environment on the Plains:
“It’s not just football here, it’s family,” Reddick said. “That’s one thing that stands out to me.”
Reddick and Crawford join 4-star edge Jakaleb Faulk, 3-star defensive lineman Malik Autry, and 3-star offensive tackle Spencer Dowland in the Tigers’ recruiting class of 2025.