Auburn Tigers News: Several transfers plan AU visits, DL declares for NFL

In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, several players in the transfer portal have planned visits to the Plains and a veteran defensive lineman has declared for the NFL Draft.

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In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, several players in the transfer portal have planned visits to the Plains and a veteran defensive lineman has declared for the NFL Draft

The Auburn Tigers have a big weekend ahead as the prepare to host a multitude of players from the transfer portal. So far, though there have been several offers extended, only one transfer has committed to the Tigers in former Georgia State wide receiver Robert Lewis.

The first scheduled visitor is former Vanderbilt defensive end Nate Clifton. He received an offer from Auburn football on the day the portal opened, and is familiar with defensive line coach Jeremy Garrett from Garrett's days at Vandy. Though he committed to USC several days ago, he is still slotted to visit the Plains this weekend.

Also planning to visit is former Duke linebacker Dorian Mausi, who played four years with the Blue Devils and became a regular starter as a sophomore. Mausi racked up 193 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble. He will officially visit Auburn football this weekend per Auburn Undercover.

Former Penn defensive tackle Joey Slackman has also planned to visit the Plains this weekend. He spent three seasons with the Quakers, and was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year in 2023. While at Penn, Slackman recorded 115 total tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

Veteran Defensive Lineman declares for NFL Draft

Auburn Tigers defensive lineman Marcus Harris announced to the Auburn Family yesterday that he would be forgoing his final year of elibility to enter the 2024 NFL Draft. Harris transferred to Auburn from Kansas ahead of the 2021 season, and has been a staple of the Tigers' d-line ever since.

In his three years on the Plains, Harris racked up 97 total tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. While we wish Harris the best of luck as he pursues his NFL dreams, he will be missed in orange and blue.