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New staff additions a big hit on recruiting trail

AUBURN | Chad Morris has already accomplished a lot in his 25-year coaching career but he’s probably best known as an excellent coach and developer of quarterbacks, and for his close ties to the state of Texas.

Both factors have been a key for Morris on the recruiting trail in his first five months at Auburn since being hired as offensive coordinator last December.

Morris has helped develop several top QBs including Tahj Boyd and Deshaun Watson at Clemson.
Morris has helped develop several top QBs including Tahj Boyd and Deshaun Watson at Clemson. (Todd Van Emst/Auburn athletics)

It started in January when Morris secured an official visit and then a commitment from tight end Brandon Frazier from McKinney, Texas to help finish out Auburn’s 2020 class. Frazier was originally recruited by Morris when he was the head coach at Arkansas.

Sunday, Morris landed what could very well be the next quarterback in line behind Bo Nix with a commitment from Dematrius Davis from North Shore in Houston, Texas. Davis has led North Shore to back-to-back Class 6A Division I championships accounting for over 8,000 yards of total offense and 103 touchdowns with just seven interceptions.

In addition to Frazier, Auburn signed two other players from the Lone Star state in the 2020 class in safety Chris Thompson Jr. and junior college cornerback Marco Domio, and there could be more joining Davis in the 2021 class.

Auburn is involved with a number of top Texas prospects including five-star offensive lineman Tommy Brockermeyer and his twin brother, four-star James Brockermeyer, four-star offensive lineman Savion Byrd, four-star wide receiver Bryson Green, four-star wide receiver Ketron Jackson, three-star tight end Lake McRee and four-star cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem.

A Dallas, Texas native, Morris is a Texas A&M graduate with 16 years of experience as a high school coach in Texas including six state championships. He was the head coach at SMU for three seasons before taking over at Arkansas in 2018.

TACKLING A KEY DEFICIENCY

In the previous five classes before Jack Bicknell Jr.’s was hired, Auburn signed just two true offensive tackles out of high school in Calvin Ashley and Austin Troxell in the 2017 class. Ashley has since transferred while Troxell is working to return from a third knee surgery.

In four months on the recruiting trail for the Tigers, Bicknell has already secured commitments from three offensive tackle prospects including two teammates on Friday from Trinity Catholic in Ocala, Fla. — Caleb Johnson and Garner Langlo. Both are listed as 6-foot-7.

Last month, Bicknell landed a commitment from 6-foot-8, 340-pound J’Marion Gooch from King’s Academy in Seymour, Tenn.

The three are the first high school offensive line commits listed as 6-foot-6 or taller since Ashley and Troxell. The last time Auburn signed three or more offensive tackles was the 2012 class, which included Avery Young, Robert Leff, Patrick Miller, Shane Callahan, Jordan Diamond and Will Adams.

POGUE’S TIME IS COMING

While Auburn has yet to add a much-needed pass rusher in the 2021 class, new outside linebacker coach Al Pogue has the Tigers among the leaders and perhaps THE leader for four-star outside linebacker Jeremiah Williams from Ramsay in Birmingham, Ala., and Jimmori Robinson from Monroe Community College in New Rochelle, N.Y. Williams had 14 sacks as a junior while Robinson, with three years to play three at a D-I school, had 14 sacks as a senior in 2018 at Hayfield High School in Alexandria, Va.

Pogue is also involved with a number of outside linebackers and defensive ends across the country including the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect in Korey Foreman from Corona, Calif., Smael Mondon from Dallas, Ga., Quintin Somerville from Scottsdale, Ariz., Zaire Patterson from Winston Salem, N.C., and Keanu Koht from Vero Beach, Fla.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, ellitor said:

Good read here

 

 

What’s the interest level for those guys not named Williams that Pogue is after? Those are some big time names listed and they’re not in our usual recruiting areas

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1 minute ago, Sizzle said:

What’s the interest level for those guys not named Williams that Pogue is after? Those are some big time names listed and they’re not in our usual recruiting areas

Robinson, Mondon (T-Will main recruiter), & Koht (Garner main recruiter) high. Those 3 are in usual recruiting areas. Not sure on the rest.

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It’s awesome to see the wide net we are casting for recruits, and we just need a few of them to work out  to balance our normal area.

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21 minutes ago, ellitor said:

In the previous five classes before Jack Bicknell Jr.’s was hired, Auburn signed just two true offensive tackles out of high school in Calvin Ashley and Austin Troxell in the 2017 class. Ashley has since transferred while Troxell is working to return from a third knee surgery.

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The three are the first high school offensive line commits listed as 6-foot-6 or taller since Ashley and Troxell. The last time Auburn signed three or more offensive tackles was the 2012 class, which included Avery Young, Robert Leff, Patrick Miller, Shane Callahan, Jordan Diamond and Will Adams.

Depth!

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Oh & you'll love this Bird. BMatt said in a comment Osborne is probably a tackle at AU & maybe a starting LT this season, but he's listed at 6-4 on AU's roster.

He better have long arms for 6-4 to be a LT.

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11 minutes ago, bigbird said:

Depth!

Making an AUFamily drinking game that includes Bird joking about depth and E correcting people.

I may not survive...

 

 

 

...good article thanks for sharing!

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Just now, Zeek said:

Making an AUFamily drinking game that includes Bird joking about depth and E correcting people.

I may not survive...

 

 

 

...good article thanks for sharing!

Add in Mikey saying anything contrary and you'll be comatose

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6 minutes ago, ellitor said:

Oh & you'll love this Bird. BMatt said in a comment Osborne is probably a tackle at AU & maybe a starting LT this season, but he's listed at 6-4 on AU's roster.

He better have long arms for 6-4 to be a LT.

That would be great. He better have orangutan arms at that height.

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8 minutes ago, ellitor said:

Oh & you'll love this Bird. BMatt said in a comment Osborne is probably a tackle at AU & maybe a starting LT this season, but he's listed at 6-4 on AU's roster.

He better have long arms for 6-4 to be a LT.

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5 minutes ago, Zeek said:

Making an AUFamily drinking game that includes Bird joking about depth and E correcting people.

I may not survive...

You forgot Mikey arguing things for the sake of arguing &/or trolling.

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7 minutes ago, bigbird said:

Add in Mikey saying anything contrary and you'll be comatose

Just saw this Bird

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4 minutes ago, ellitor said:

You forgot Mikey arguing things for the sake of arguing &/or trolling.

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and A4E commenting without reading the full thread while never quoting anyone or replying to responses. He's a drive-by-poster.

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59 minutes ago, McLoofus said:

country ham

sausage is better...and TWSS

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