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2023 Recruiting Thread [Updated 6/23]


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Quarterback: Need 1

4* Brock Glenn

Running Back: Need 2

4* Jeremiah Cobb

4* Roderick Robinson II - UCLA commit

Wide Receiver: Need 3

4* Karmello English

4* Daquayvious Sorey

4* Khai Prean

3* Ja'Kobi Lane

3* Nakai Poole

3* Lamar Seymore - Miami commit

Tight End: Need 1

4* Jelani Thurman

4* Jackson Bowers

Offensive Tackle: Need 2-3

4* Bo Hughley - UGA commit

4* Stanton Ramil

3* Vysen Lang

3* Gernorris Wilson

3* Naquil Betrand

Inside Offensive Lineman: 1 committed Need 2-3 more

4* Markis Deal

4* DJ Chester

4* Bradyn Joiner - AU commit

3* RyQueze McElderry - UGA commit

3* Connor Stroh

3* Connor Lew

Defensive Line & Edge - taking 6+

5* Qua Russaw

5* James Smith

4* Keldric Faulk

4* Jordan Hall

4* Gabriel Harris

4* Darron Reed

4* Anthony James

4* Daevin Hobbs

4* Rueben Bain

4* Jamarious Brown

4* Tausili Akana

4* Rico Walker

4* Wilky Denaud

4* Ashley Williams

3* Joshua Horton

Linebacker: Need 2-3

4* Troy Bowles

4* Jaiden Ausberry

4* Lewis Carter

4* CJ Allen - UGA commit

4* Stanquan Clark

3* Phil Picciotti

3* Marcellius Pulliam

3* Eric Muse

JuCo Justin Jefferson

Cornerback: Need 2

4* Ethan Nation

3* Ja'Keem Jackson

3* Dale Miller

NR Jacorious Hart

Safety: Need 2

4* Terrance Love - AU commit

4* DaKaari Nelson

Kicker & Punter: None this year

 

Zeek's thoughts:

  • QB - It starts and ends with Brock Glenn who is supposedly going to make his decision public before July. This comes down to Auburn and Ohio State. The Buckeyes are a real threat but view Glenn as their second option behind the Baylor commit. We will see how this shakes out; my guess is Auburn still lands his signature.
  • RB - Jeremiah Cobb has been our favorite almost the entire cycle. Word is coach Caddy lights up when he talks about Cobb and his abilities. The staff will take two running backs but the Auburn beat has admitted they have no idea who that next guy might be in the end. We are still kicking the tires on Roderick Robinson II who committed to UCLA earlier in the process.
  • WR - Karmello English and Khai Prean are Auburn's to lose. They would fill two spots on the depth chart with Auburn still hunting for a big bodied target to close out the class. There are some names floating around but nothing certain yet. Until we see some guys take a visit to Auburn we will be in limbo here.
  • TE - starts and ends with Jelani Thurman. Reportedly he only gave his Alabama visit an 8/10 and Michigan State hasn't shown him the basketball attention he would like. Unlike Tre Donaldson, Thurman WILL attempt to play both and won't be deterred. Bruce is playing his part in this and trying to help us land this target.
  • OT - Ramil is going to be a hard pull but i's so crucial for the staff to win this battle. Hughley is one I think we land if we look good in our first four to five games and if his teammates are heading this way as well. DJ Chester is viewed as a swing prospect who can play inside or out. Other than those three things are somewhat unknown at the tackle position.
  • IOL - Bradyn Joiner is on board and McElderry seems to be trending our way. The staff also loves Lew and made up huge ground this weekend on the prospect; don't let Lew's 3* rating fool you the teams fighting for him are Clemson, UGA, and Miami. He is no joke by any means.
  • DL & ER - I like where we are at with Faulk, Harris, James, Bain, Denaud, and Horton. Not saying we land them but we're in a great position. Some of these guys need to see growth and results before we'll be able to land a commitment. I think we have an outside shot with Russaw if things go well.
  • LB - Ausberry, Carter, Allen, Clark, Picciotti, and Jefferson are all takes for Auburn. The goal is to take three out of that group if possible. Some need to see results but Carter and Picciotti are two guys I think we might be able to close on before the season.
  • CB - we want two and those two are Hart and Jackson. They aren't highly rated but are both blowing up right now with offers from almost every single SEC team. These two are long, smart, physical, and fast players that Etheridge really likes. Tennessee leads for Jackson though and Hart is going from zero attention to all of it so he will likely utilize his visits and enjoy the new rush of suitors before committing.
  • S - Terrance Love is a monster and doesn't get enough love. Nelson is trending towards Penn State. I really don't know who else we could possibly get here. I think all of the young transfers we brought in have made the need here a lot lower. We will see.

 

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5-star LB Drayk Bowen sets commitment date

ByKEITH NIEBUHR 16 minutes ago
 
 
 

2022 OL Drew Bobo vs. Dothan

 
 
 

 

 

One of the top 2023 recruits in the country has set his commitment date and Auburn is a finalist.

That player is 5-star linebacker Drayk Bowen of Merrillville (Ind.) Andrean. He visited the Tigers for the Georgia game on Oct. 9.

Bowen announced via Twitter on Friday he will reveal his commitment plans Nov. 7. Auburn, Clemson and Notre Dame are his finalists. The Fighting Irish hold a commanding lead in the 247Sports Crystal Ball, but Auburn is thought to be a serious contender. In fact, some think it'll come down to those two programs.

 

Bowen is the No. 2 linebacker and No. 28 overall recruit nationally in the industry generated 247Sports Composite.

He also is a top-level baseball recruit; he met with Auburn's baseball staff during his recent visit to the school.

 

"Really loved my time there -- and getting to talk with baseball (coaches and players) was one of the highlights of the trip," Bowen told Auburn Undercover on Friday.

Worth noting, Bowen also visited Auburn in June.

 

 

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This weekend, he will be at Notre Dame.

Here is 247Sports' evaluation for Bowen: Physically strong player who is a weight room warrior. Multi-sport athlete who excels on the baseball diamond also. Has great play speed. Pursues and closes to the football with effort and has explosivenes off the ball and as he closes to his target. Can play a couple of different roles as he has been used as a stand-up edge rusher or he can shift further outside and play out in space over a slot. Might not be as long as schools want in an edge-rusher so he projects more as a traditional outside backer who can blitz off the edge when needed. We have not seen him asked to drop back and cover as much so that is a part of his game that needs to be furthered evaluated although he looks like a good enough athlete to do that.

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19 hours ago, toddc said:

5-star LB Drayk Bowen sets commitment date

ByKEITH NIEBUHR 16 minutes ago
 
 
 

2022 OL Drew Bobo vs. Dothan

 
 
 
 

 

 

One of the top 2023 recruits in the country has set his commitment date and Auburn is a finalist.

That player is 5-star linebacker Drayk Bowen of Merrillville (Ind.) Andrean. He visited the Tigers for the Georgia game on Oct. 9.

Bowen announced via Twitter on Friday he will reveal his commitment plans Nov. 7. Auburn, Clemson and Notre Dame are his finalists. The Fighting Irish hold a commanding lead in the 247Sports Crystal Ball, but Auburn is thought to be a serious contender. In fact, some think it'll come down to those two programs.

 

Bowen is the No. 2 linebacker and No. 28 overall recruit nationally in the industry generated 247Sports Composite.

He also is a top-level baseball recruit; he met with Auburn's baseball staff during his recent visit to the school.

 

"Really loved my time there -- and getting to talk with baseball (coaches and players) was one of the highlights of the trip," Bowen told Auburn Undercover on Friday.

Worth noting, Bowen also visited Auburn in June.

 

 

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This weekend, he will be at Notre Dame.

Here is 247Sports' evaluation for Bowen: Physically strong player who is a weight room warrior. Multi-sport athlete who excels on the baseball diamond also. Has great play speed. Pursues and closes to the football with effort and has explosivenes off the ball and as he closes to his target. Can play a couple of different roles as he has been used as a stand-up edge rusher or he can shift further outside and play out in space over a slot. Might not be as long as schools want in an edge-rusher so he projects more as a traditional outside backer who can blitz off the edge when needed. We have not seen him asked to drop back and cover as much so that is a part of his game that needs to be furthered evaluated although he looks like a good enough athlete to do that.

As long a AD Greene didn't sit down to talk to him, I feel our chances are 50/50. But if he did, he might have told him about how well he liked playing baseball for ND, and inadvertently given ND too much cred. :)

 

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2 hours ago, Paladin said:

 

Man we need dudes like this. 
Particularly we need him then need to lure Kayshon Boutte over from LSU in the portal. Get them to sit next to each other on the bench……meme gold

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