Auburn football: Quotes of note from 2024 signees

Auburn football signees speak on their decision to play for the Tigers and their future on the Plains

Recruit Amaris Williams visits Ohio Stadium the day of the Ohio State, Michigan State football game
Recruit Amaris Williams visits Ohio Stadium the day of the Ohio State, Michigan State football game / Lori Schmidt / Columbus Dispatch / USA
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Auburn football signees speak on their decision to play for the Tigers and their future on the Plains

It was a big day for the Auburn football program. National Signing Day was a resounding success for the Tigers, who signed 20 new players to their roster this week. Some players, like A'mon Lane-Ganus and Walker White, have been committed to Auburn from the very beginning, and others, like defensive lineman Amaris Williams who flipped from Florida, were later editions.

Head coach Hugh Freeze and his coaching staff landed a top-ten recruiting class in their first full recruiting cycle on the Plains, and a large part of their success came from helping recruits see the vision—that Auburn football is going to be back on top.

Several signees spoke out on their Auburn football commitment this week, including 3-star offensive tackle Favour Edwin, who chose the Tigers over Florida and rival Alabama late in the day. For Edwin, it was a difficult decision that came down to which school felt like home, per On3:

“Auburn’s campus is structured for me as a person. I fell in love with it. The environment and the culture fit me personally. I can go there and focus on football and be myself. I chose Auburn because of the feeling I have there and I know Auburn is the best place for me," said Edwin.

Amaris Williams' decision to flip came down to the relationships he'd built with the Auburn football coaching staff, per Yahoo Sports:

"It was really the relationship I had with them going on the visit there. Even though it was my last visit, I felt the peace in my heart, that I can be myself around these people," said Williams. "Especially having a conversation with Coach JG, the defensive line coach, he grew up the same way I grew up, had the same past, childhood.

"I feel like I can play under him, and I can go talk to him about anything, not only about football but about life at the same time, with him growing up the same way I did in different circumstances. So I feel like that relationship would be a big key in him developing me into a man and hopefully a future NFL draft pick."

After early national signing day, the Tigers have the #7 ranked recruiting class in the country and the #4 ranked class in the SEC.