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AU commits & targets at the Ala-Miss All Star game

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The game is this Saturday at noon. TV Stations all across Alabama & Mississippi will be carrying the game. For those in the Columbus, Ga market (Auburn) like me, the game is on your main ABC affiliate which is channel 9 in most areas of the market. For other markets in Alabama & Mississippi you will need to look through your local broadcast affiliates and their alternate channels. Many local affiliates have 2 or 3 alternate channels & the high school games are usually on 1 of the alternate channels...

Now on to AU commits & targets. Here is a story from SECCountry

 

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THE COMMITS

  • 3-star WR Noah Igbinoghene: Auburn’s latest commitment outshines his rating. He brings a shiftiness to the offense that will remind Auburn fans of Eli Stove, which is likely how Igbinoghene will be used in the Tigers’ scheme. He’s the type of receiver who can get chunk yards in the ground game or in the downfield passing game. He eclipsed the 700-yard mark in both categories in 2016 for Hewitt-Trussville.
  • 4-star ATH Malcolm Askew: Auburn’s vocal leader will fit nicely into the secondary. He played quarterback for McAdory (Ala.), and he has a high football IQ to match. He’ll need to put on some weight at the next level, but that’ll be easy for Askew because he will enroll next month. He’ll have plenty of time to integrate himself in the Auburn weight program. Meantime, Askew recruits future classmates as well as anyone.
  • 3-star safety Jordyn Peters: Auburn’s 3-star prospects — Igbinoghene, Chandler Wooten and Carlito Gonzalez — don’t fit the billing. Peters is the same. At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Peters has an impressive frame to build upon, and he already looks like he could be a steady contributor early in his career. His wingspan blows you away, and he’s able to use it to his advantage. Peters is listed as a safety, but he has the quickness and ball skills to play cornerback. He might be considered Auburn’s most underrated commitment — among the 3-star prospects, at least.
  • 4-star LB KJ Britt: You’re not going to find a more mature 18-year-old than Britt. The Tigers have established a strong linebacker group in the 2017 class. Britt is the latest addition and might be the most important for timing purposes. He re-entered Auburn into the national conversation with his cheeky commitment video, and Britt added a solid downhill, inside linebacker component to the bunch. As an early enrollee, Britt has an opportunity to see the field quickly in his career despite depth at the position.
  • 4-star LB Tadarian Moultry: He was the last entry into the all-star game. After an injury to Alabama commit Markail Benton, Moultry opted to play in the game despite turning down the invite previously. He might be the best football player on the Alabama team. Moultry might be the top player on either side, if it wasn’t for 5-star running back Cam Akers on the Mississippi squad. Moultry is a ferocious linebacker who loves to play football. Moultry is going to be a player the Crimson Tide wish they tried a little harder to bring on board. Alabama’s loss is Auburn’s gain.

THE TARGETS

  • 4-star safety CJ Avery: He’s committing on Dec. 14, and Auburn will have its focus on him. Auburn remains in a battle with Louisville for Avery, and it’s neck-and-neck. Avery is a pure safety, which would allow Peters some leeway if he fit more into a cornerback role in Wesley McGriff’s system. McGriff’s family friendship with Avery’s father — who played under McGriff in college — has been a major pull for the Tigers. Avery would bring much-needed versatility and depth to safety.
  • 4-star DE Ryan Johnson: This might be Auburn’s top remaining target, at least among realistic candidates. Johnson is being chased by Alabama (somewhat), Stanford and Auburn. Johnson is a brilliant guy who would fit in well with the Cardinal, but his desire to be an engineer might help Auburn’s chances. He won’t decide until January, but the Tigers will be on him hard until the end, as they try to begin building their defensive-line class.
  • 4-star DE Alec Jackson: Speaking of defensive linemen, Jackson is giving Johnson and LaBryan Ray a run for their money in terms of top performers on the Alabama side. Jackson recently placed Auburn in his top 4, which didn’t come as a surprise for the lifelong Tigers fan. Auburn’s toughest competition will be out-of-state programs. Jackson included USC, Florida and Ole Miss. He’s officially visited the Trojans, but Auburn will get its chance. The Tigers still should be considered the team to beat.
  • 4-star ATH Kadarius Toney: The Florida commit has been on Auburn’s radar since the beginning as a potential quarterback option. With Jarrett Stidham in waiting, the Tigers have backed off a tad, but Rhett Lashlee and Gus Malzahn went to Mobile, Ala., to watch Toney play in the last game of his high school career. No matter where he plays on the field for Florida, assuming he stays locked in, Toney will be a playmaker. If Stidham spurns the Tigers, Toney might be the first call Auburn makes.
  • 4-star WR Henry Ruggs: If you watch Ruggs’ football film, you’ll be impressed with many of the plays Ruggs makes. If you watch his basketball tape, you might be blown away even more. The 6-foot, 175-pound wide receiver has some eye-popping athleticism. On the basketball court, that translates to unthinkable dunks. On the football field, it results in big-yardage plays and unbelievable catches in traffic. Ruggs is much more than a basketball player turned football star, however. Everyone you can name wants him, and the Tigers likely are playing from behind here.

 

FWIW AU Rivals reported a month ago Toney had 0 interest in AU so I would not include him as a target in the game.

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    Practice Observations for the 5 Auburn Commits

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    Try not to copy a whole page from the Ledger 57. It puts the circles from the original page for facebook, twitter, email, & other social media on the AU Family forums and it stays on the entire forum page. I have noticed this a few other times when pages from thew Ledger were fully pasted. If you can't paste it without the 4 media circles just post the link going forward.

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    11 minutes ago, ellitor said:

    Try not to copy a whole page from the Ledger 57. It puts the circles from the original page for facebook, twitter, email, & other social media on the AU Family forums and it stays on the entire forum page. I have noticed this a few other times when pages from thew Ledger were fully pasted. If you can't paste it without the 4 media circles just post the link going forward.

    I was wondering what was up with the dots on this page.

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    19 minutes ago, ellitor said:

    Try not to copy a whole page from the Ledger 57. It puts the circles from the original page for facebook, twitter, email, & other social media on the AU Family forums and it stays on the entire forum page. I have noticed this a few other times when pages from thew Ledger were fully pasted. If you can't paste it without the 4 media circles just post the link going forward.

    I edited the post to just include the practice observations and included a link to entire article. I did not notice the circle when posting, thanks for advice.

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    8 minutes ago, aufan57 said:

    I edited the post to just include the practice observations and included a link to entire article. I did not notice the circle when posting, thanks for advice.

    Thank you for the edit and posting the info.

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    I was able to add the rest of the article without the dots FWIW.

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    Another good read on commits and targets

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala., — AuburnUndercover.com attended the first day of practice for Saturday’s Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game earlier this week. Here are some general thoughts on the Auburn commits and targets we got a good look at. Note: If someone isn’t mentioned, that means we didn’t watch them closely enough to give an honest assessment.

    AUBURN COMMITS

    -Malcolm Askew, CB, McCalla (Ala.) McAdory: Askew is bigger than you think. Not his height (he’s about 5-feet-10.5), but his weight and build. He’s fairly compact. Matchups against bigger receivers will be something the Tigers probably avoid. He’s quick, has good good instincts and is a ball hawk. If it’s a 50-50 ball, he has a shot for the pick, especially if it’s underthrown because he has excellent change of direction. Getting stronger will be a point of emphasis.

    -Kenney Britt, LB, Oxford (Ala.): Britt is built like a brick. Not that tall (right at 6-feet), but has a barrel chest and a sturdy power base. He uses those powerful legs to drive into the point of attack. We love his closing speed and instincts. Britt just has a great nose for the ball. And even though players were only in pads and shorts, he flew around all afternoon. Basically, he’s an effort guy.

    -Noah Igbinoghene, WR, Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville): With the 6-feet, 185-pound Igbinoghene, a few things stand out. For starters, his speed. And it’s not just straight-line speed. He pays fast — and gets in and out of his breaks quickly. Also, when we were watching, he caught everything thrown his way. He was fluid and his pass-catching appeared natural.

    -Tadarian Moultry, LB, Birmingham (Ala.) Jackson-Olin: Moultry is as physically put together as any linebacker in the South. Powerfully built and lean, so he still has the potential for muscle gain. Long arms and narrow hips, meaning he can be utilized off the edge — especially with his ultra-quick first step. He also has a terrific change of direction and flies to the ball every snap. It’s not unreasonable to think Moultry could reach 5-star status.

    -Jordyn Peters, S/CB, Muscle Shoals (Ala.): Peters is one of those guys you probably wouldn’t notice getting off the bus. Even though he’s 6-feet-2, he’s only about 185 pounds. But he showed great versatility. He can play off the ball or in press, is fast, is great at breaking on the ball and has terrific closing speed. Then, he has the long arms and athleticism to create interceptions. He had two picks in one practice, going high and away from his body to grab one of them.

    AUBURN TARGETS

    -CJ Avery, S, Grenada (Miss.): Avery looks every bit as big as his listed 6-feet-1, 196-pound frame. He’s more of a strong safety in our opinion because of his size and build. He can came down into the box and play the run, or line up against a receiver. That versatility could serve him well. We really couldn’t get a true gauge of his speed. We’re heard mixed reports about that.

    -Alec Jackson, DE/DT, Montgomery (Ala.) Jefferson Davis: Will he be a tackle or an end? We like Jackson at tackle. He has a big frame and very little bad weight, though he does need to add muscle. He’s already naturally strong and has long arms. He showed that he can either take on multiple blockers or get skinny in space. He’s reasonably quick off the ball and plays with a high motor. Note: The day after we left, he batted down multiple passes in practice.

    -Ryan Johnson, DE/DT, Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul’s Episcopal: At this stage, Johnson is more of an end. But at a lean 255-pounds (approximately) you just know he’ll be 275 come August. His best attribute might be his quickness off the ball.

    -Henry Ruggs III, WR, Montgomery (Ala.) Robert E. Lee: Ruggs might be the most athletic receiver out there this week. He’s only 6-feet and 175 pounds but he’s fast off the ball and can go up into the air and catch passes some guys couldn’t get to. Considering he was a basketball-first guy until recently, he’s just a natural and makes things look easy.

    -Marlon Williams, WR, Mobile (Ala.) McGill Toolen: Although he’s listed at 6-feet-1, Williams is more like 5-11. But that’s really not an issue. We didn’t get to see many passes thrown to him, but we watched his routes and they were fairly crisp and smooth. That’s clearly his strength. When he had the opportunity to catch a pass, he did.

     

     

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    Iggy looks like a stud. Not quite as big, but maybe the next Coates, underrated and all. I guess we'll see but I'm impressed with that tape I just watched with him against (presumably) good competition.

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    13 minutes ago, bigbird said:

    How does one pronounce iggy's last name

    See OP under his thread- just above his highlight video. I've had to look it up about 20 times, lol.

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    17 minutes ago, bigbird said:

    How does one pronounce iggy's last name

    Ig-bin-ah-geh-nee

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    5 hours ago, ClaytonAU said:

    Can't wait for TD to become a 5*

    I only see it happening on 247 if it happens at all.

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    12 hours ago, AuburnArch13 said:

    Y-van-eht-ni-oj

    Suddenly I have this strong urge to join the navy! Yvanetnioj!

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    It seems like there are fewer players given a 5 star rating these days. What gives with this?

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    33 minutes ago, doc4aday said:

    It seems like there are fewer players given a 5 star rating these days. What gives with this?

    There is actuaaly more this year. 32 as opposed to 25 last year.

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    Moultry with an 11 yard sack. 

    Another near sack. Too quick off the edge for Mississippi O-Line

    . seriously having himself a game, gets a sack and another quarterback hurry to force turnover on downs

     

     

    . moves to inside LB for this Mississippi possession, ends first quarter with three straight tackles

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