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  1. The takeaway I got from reading it the other day was that CBH can be a net positive for Auburn football if given the chance to succeed his way!
  2. Five on Friday: Predicting Auburn's top five in receiving yards for 2022 Ja'Varrius Johnson (Photo by Getty Images) In case you weren’t aware, the month of May qualifies as “talking season”. Football season is still 3 and a half months away. Recruiting is in a small lull until schools let out and summer visits start taking place. So, now is a great time for predictions. This category shouldn’t be too outlandish. There are some pretty clear choices here. We will rank these in order as well. Let’s get to it 1. Jr. WR, Ja’Varrius Johnson One of the biggest recruiting wins for Auburn this offseason was keeping J. Johnson on the team. He entered the transfer portal only to return to Auburn for spring practice. Johnson was 5th in receiving yards for the Tigers last season. He had 274 yards on 19 receptions. One play that went for 59 yards was called a run play, although Johnson would have still be in 5th place on the team in receiving yards if it were called a reception. Johnson is my pick for the leader in receiving yards for a couple of reasons. He was productive when he got touches. The offense could have seen an uptick if he were given more touches. He can create plays after the catch. That is where Auburn lacked production last season. Also, he didn’t come back from the portal to see similar numbers. There was more than likely a promise to get him more involved, and he should be. 2. Sr. WR, Shedrick Jackson Jackson is the veteran in the receiving corps. He was second on the team in receiving yards in 2021 with 527 on 40 catches. Being that he is a possession guy for the most part, Jackson probably stays in the same place. Even so, I believe he sees an uptick in production. He should be a good weapon for Auburn in 2022. 3. Sr. TE, John Samuel Shenker Shenker is the veteran in the TE room. He’s also the first non-receiver on the list. I think he’s in line for another record breaking season. In fact, he could easily rival Jackson for number two on the receiving yard list. In 2021 Shenker was 4th on the team in receiving yards with 413 yards. The inexperienced receiver group needs help. Even if they didn’t, Shenker is the kind of TE that needs targets. He’s got great hands and knows how to make the tough catches. He is a valuable player for the Tigers in 2022. 4. Jr. RB, Tank Bigsby Bigsby is my wildcard pick because he could be even higher than No. 4. In my opinion, he is absolutely going to be in the top five in receiving yards. Eric Kiesau is in charge of the offense and he has a history of finding ways to get the ball in the back’s hands: usually untraditionally, too. With Bryan Harsin in charge of play calling during the bowl game, Bigsby had a career high 68 yards receiving. He led the team in receiving in the game. Hypothetically, if Bigsby were to average just 50 yards per game receiving (which is not out of the realm of possibility), he would have 600 yards. That would have led the team in 2021. The plan is to get him the ball all over the field. He should easily break into the top five in this category. 5. Soph. TE/WR, Landen King This No. 5 spot is completely up for grabs: no pun intended. It could go a lot of different ways, but I’ll go with King. There’s been too much evidence and too much talk about him in the offseason. He is probably the potential breakout player of the year. Receiving yards may not be his strong point, but he will probably have enough to make the top five. It feels as though he’s going to be the matchup problem who sees lots of production near the goal line. King seems like the safest bet to me to round out the top five.
  3. Reviewing the RPM: Auburn holding onto strong lead for 4-star RB Cole Pinkston•about 2 hours The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM) was released earlier in the year by On3. For those who follow recruiting, this product uses an algorithm to learn from past recruiting results. It also relies heavily on the visits each prospect takes and the On3 recruiting experts and fan site insiders. The accuracy will improve as time goes on. For now, it is a great way to see the latest trend for each individual recruit. Today, we will be taking a look at why Auburn holds a big lead for 4-star RB Jeremiah Cobb from Montgomery, Ala. (Montgomery Catholic). Auburn currently has 95.0% chance of landing Cobb according to RPM There are many schools working to land the talented back from Montgomery Ala. Auburn has been one of the main ones since he visited for the Iron Bowl in November. Cobb left that visit high on Auburn, and it has been the same since. The Tigers turned up the heat in his recruitment earlier in the year. With a possibility of signing 2 or more RB’s in the 2023 class, Cobb became a top priority for the staff, and he has felt wanted. One of the main reasons Auburn has such a high percentage of landing him in the RPM is because of the multiple visits he took to campus this spring. Cobb was on record for being at Auburn more than three times. We are told an official visit is in the works as well. Clemson is the only school he has scheduled an official visit for to this point, so they have received a small percentage in the RPM as well. In Cobb’s own words Cobb had this to say after one of his many spring visits to Auburn: “It was my favorite visit so far,” Cobb said. “It was amazing. “Just the people, the staff, how the people at Auburn treated us.” It seems as though Cobb is not in a major rush to make a commitment, but Auburn continues to seemingly close the gap. “I’ll definitely be back at Auburn,” Cobb said. “They are definitely really high on my list. I will have a top group of schools after my spring game and Auburn definitely will be there.”
  4. Auburn offer 'amazing' to JMU grad transfer LB Diamonté Tucker-Dorsey (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) Auburn on Wednesday offered James Madison graduate transfer linebacker Diamontè Tucker-Dorsey. Tucker-Dorsey, who has one year of eligibility, learned of the offer during a conversation with Auburn defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding and linebackers coach Christian Robinson. “It felt amazing,” Tucker-Dorsey said. “Auburn is an SEC school, so it’s big for me to be offered to come and play on that big stage. It’s exciting. It’s really exciting.” Tucker-Dorsey spoke in-depth with Schmedding and Robinson about the opportunity at Auburn. “They were straightforward with me,” Tucker-Dorsey said. “They told me what it is and what it isn’t and told me where I would fit in on the team. Also, they said they liked my film and feel like I can help the team and that they wanted me. “And that’s really what I wanted to hear. As a younger recruit, you want to be buttered up, hear about all the facilities and stuff like that, but I’m at a point in my life where I want to come in and win, come in and play.” Tucker-Dorsey hot commodity in transfer portal Schmedding and Robinson emphasized with Tucker-Dorsey that Auburn wouldn’t be the easy road. “They told me I’d have to come in and work,” Tucker-Dorsey said. “The first thing they wanted to get across is that it wouldn’t be a cake walk, but if I came in and worked that I could play and help the team win. Those are the things they talked about and I was very pleased with it. “I’m definitely considering it.” Tucker-Dorsey entered the transfer portal on Tuesday. In the first 48 hours, he earned offers from Auburn, Florida State, Ole Miss, Texas, UCF and Texas A&M. More offers likely will come. “I’ll take a couple of visits and see what’s out there,” he said. Tucker-Dorsey, who originally is from Norfolk, Va., is highly coveted for many reasons. As a senior in 2021, he finished with 116 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and four interceptions.
  5. And Zep started making better shots at the end of last year when CBP gave him a green light. I hope it’s something that evolves more for him this season and not having to handle the ball could help even more.
  6. Class of 2022 JUCO DT Taylor Lewis earns Auburn offer, will visit soon Jeffrey Lee•about 5 hours (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Auburn on Monday offered College of the Canyons (Calif.) Community College defensive tackle Taylor Lewis. The Tigers became the latest school to jump into the mix for the Class of 2022 junior college defensive tackle. “Coach Jimmy (Brumbaugh) called (Monday) morning and offered me,” Lewis said. “It felt great. It was a good way to wake up and start the day. Auburn is another great offer and another great opportunity.” Auburn also is home to former teammate and close friend Marquis Burks. Lewis and Burks both are from Chicago and both were at Iowa Central Community College in the fall of 2018. “That’s my boy,” Lewis said of Burks. “We’re from the same city and grew up together. He’s been talking to me about Auburn. He said I would love it and it’s the place to be. This is his last year (at Auburn), so I would get to play with him.” Lewis also has offers from Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Oregon State and Washington State, among others. He plans to take an official visit to Oregon State on Friday (May 20-22). An official visit to Auburn is in the works. “We’re working on setting that up now,” Lewis said. “I’m going to get down to Auburn, for sure, and I’m going to visit Nebraska as well.” Lewis plans take the visit as soon as possible and enroll at the college of his choice in June. He has two years to play two. Lewis graduated in 2018 from Kenwood Academy in Chicago, Ill. He then spent one year as a redshirt at Iowa Central Community College before transferring in the fall of 2019 to College of the Canyons. He played as a redshirt freshman in 2019 and as a sophomore in 2021. College of the Canyons did not play in 2020 due to the pandemic. In six games as a sophomore in 2021, Lewis had 18 tackles, including seven solos, and 1.5 tackles for loss.
  7. It’s not his arms we need to worry about though. As long as his legs get it done.
  8. Bummer is really working hard to keep him for one thing
  9. Gordon might be a decent backup because he played a lot of edge/rusher in hs
  10. Didn’t know that! Are we a “Blue Blood ” basketball school now?
  11. Auburn's Steven Pearl earns 'most impactful assistant' recognition ByNATHAN KING 11 minutes ago Share1 Comments Will Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren or Paolo Banchero get selected with No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft? Bruce Pearl often credits much of the sustained success for his Auburn program to a strong and cohesive assistant coaching staff — not the least of which is his son. Steven Pearl, who just wrapped up his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Tigers, was named one of 50 most impact high-major assistants in college basketball by Silver Waves, which annually highlights the top assistants in the nation on both the high- and mid-major levels. "Pearl has been a massive influence to the Tigers monumental rebuild," the release wrote. "On the bench, Pearl is responsible for scouting, defensive strategies, and in-game adjustments. Off the court, Pearl is a huge influence in player development and recruiting. In recent years, the Auburn Tigers’ basketball program has established themselves as an NBA prospect producer and banner hanger. Auburn became one of four major programs to record three consecutive 25-win seasons, joining Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky. Pearl has been a massive contributor to the development of NBA prospects Jabari Smith, Walker Kessler, Sharife Cooper, Isaac Okoro, JT Thor, and Chuma Okeke. "... Auburn also won the SEC Tournament in 2019, and the SEC regular season title in ‘18 and ‘22. Pearl was a four-year letter winner under his father at Tennessee. He helped the Vols to back-to-back SEC East Championships in 2008 and 2009." Steven joined Auburn’s staff when Bruce was hired, first contributing in a support role, as director of operations and an assistant strength coach. He became one of his dad’s three assistant coaches prior to the 2017-18 season — where Auburn won its first SEC championship in 19 years and made the NCAA tournament for the first time in 15 years. Steven's been a part of three SEC championships and six NCAA tournament wins, including the program's first-ever Final Four appearance in 2019. A 2006 recruit, Steven played in 101 games at Tennessee while Bruce was the head coach. This past season, Steven notched the first head-coaching win of his career. Bruce served a two-game suspension as part of the NCAA's penalties toward the program in December. Assistant Wes Flanigan coached the first of the two games — a win over Nebraska at a neutral site in Atlanta — and Steven finished things off with a 70-44 home win over UNA. "We have the best staff in the country," Steven said after the win. "We knew what we had to do. We took it in stride and relied on each other." According to Auburn media relations, it marked the fourth time in Division-I college basketball that a son has taken over coaching duties in a game for his father during a season (Bob and Pat Knight at Indiana for 11 games; Eddie and Sean Sutton at Oklahoma State for nine games; and Charlie and Jay Spoonhour at UNLV for 10 games). Next year, Auburn will have the same core of coaches on the bench — assistants Pearl, Flanigan and Ira Bowman, along with support staffers Chad Prewett, Marquis Daniels and Mike Burgomaster — for the fourth straight season.
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