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2022 Big Cat Weekend: Live updates

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2022 Big Cat Weekend: Live updates

Jason Caldwell
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AUBURN, Alabama—Started when Gene Chizik arrived at Auburn prior to the 2009 season, Big Cat Weekend has taken on many forms, but the importance remains just as big for the Tigers as Bryan Harsin prepares for his second season on the Plains. With as many as three dozen prospects from the 2023-2025 classes expected in Auburn on Saturday, nearly half of them already 4-stars on 247Sports, it’s a huge opportunity to continue to build momentum on the recruiting trail.

“The key is you’ve got to stay focused on what you’re trying to get done in your recruiting,” Harsin said at SEC Media Days. “Like, who are you trying to bring in? Because the guys you do bring in, you want them to stay and to be a part of your team and your family, and they’re going to help come in there and develop your team. There’s a lot more that goes into it than just grabbing the popular guy and those things like that. 

“We’re all competing for them, they got a lot on their plate, they’re trying to figure it out, and most likely as the season goes on they’ll make decisions based off that, where the teams are doing really well and where they end up going, and where that momentum’s at in the season, too. A lot of guys, like, if there’s a lot of momentum on a team, they might go, ‘I want to go to that team.’ They can change their mind, and until December, they’ve got a chance to do that.”

Current 2023 commitments Jeremiah Cobb, Bradyn Joiner, Karmello English and Terrance Love are among the players expected to be on campus Saturday.

Follow along as we update this story throughout the day with arrivals, news and notes from Big Cat on the Plains.

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Adrian Posse commitment story

Commitment analysis: A'Mon Lane

Commitment analysis: Adrian Posse

2024 QB Air Noland update

In-State Prospect Picks Up Scholarship Offer

Emerging OT target has plans to return after Big Cat

Wilson sees 'huge' opportunity during Big Cat

Nebraska commitment says Auburn has a 'good shot' following Big Cat visit

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Talented 2024 pass rusher on Auburn following Big Cat visit: 'I love it here'

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7:00 p.m. (CC): Dukes updated his Crystal Ball prediction for Bo Hughley to flip from Georgia to Auburn from a confidence level of '6' to a confidence level of '9.' Potentially big news on the way for Auburn.

6:35 p.m. (CC): A source I spoke with believes that Ashley Williams will in fact flip to Auburn. That could come as soon as tonight, or it could be in a couple of days. The visit seems to have gone really, really well. Auburn pushed hard and showed him a lot of love today. He won't actually leave and head back until tomorrow. Nothing is set in stone, but my Crystal Ball is in on Auburn.

6:00 p.m. (CC): Offensive lineman Gernorris Wilson says he scheduled his official visit to the Plains for the Penn State game. Shaping up to be a huge weekend. Auburn is pushing real hard here. They would've love to get him on board this weekend, but he says he's going to wait until after his season.

5:30 p.m. (CC): Auburn did in fact offer big offensive tackle Jatavius Shivers. They took him over to the stadium after Big Cat for a photoshoot and to offer him.

4:40 p.m. (CC): Grad transfer DB Malik Feaster from Jacksonville State appears to be trending towards the 'Noles now. A path to playing time appears to be clearer, there, though nothing is official yet. The initial plan for Feaster was to commit today, we'll see what happens as he's not yet set a time or anything. 

4:07 p.m. (JC)- Auburn offered 2024 Keion Dunlap and 2025 Eric Winters from Enterprise were both offered by the Tigers today. Both really good young players.

12:57 p.m. (JC) Linebacker Marcellus Pulliam just got to campus. He's a linebacker from Sandy Creek that Auburn really likes. 

12:50 p.m. (JC) 4-star OT Bo Hughley just walked into the complex. A huge, huge deal to get him on campus today. 

12:29 p.m. (JC)-4-star Ohio State tight end commitment Jelani Thurman just walked in. Obviously a big deal to get him on campus.

12:13 p.m. (CC): 2024 4-star quarterback Adrian Posse, with offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau by his side, just arrived. Darren Uscher is with him. We have Posse on commit watch for today.

11:57 a.m. (CC): Pike Road is in the house. That includes 2023 offensive lineman Vysen Lang and 2024 defensive lineman Malik Blocton.

11:57 a.m. (CC): 4-star Auburn safety commit Terrance Love is here now with some family members.

11:51 a.m. (CC): The Anniston crew is here. That includes Jayden Lewis, Grayshaun Swain, Malachi Harris and Hezekiah Harris and some other talented players. Bunch of guys out of Anniston.

11:50 a.m. (CC): Top 2024 WR Malcolm Simmons just arrived. He's the No. 100 player in the 247Sports rankings.

11:49 a.m. (CC): Big offensive lineman Gernorris Wilson just arrived. He's a guy who could play guard or tackle in college, and Auburn is pushing pretty hard for him.

11:47 a.m. (CC): A trio of Central Phenix City guys just arrived: Commit Karmello English, 2024 WR Cameron Coleman and 2024 CB Jayden Coleman.

11:43 a.m. (CC): 2025 DL Malik Autry is here. He may be a 2025, but he's one of the best looking kids here. Huge frame.

11:40 a.m. (CC): Auburn commit Jeremiah Cobb along with some family members are here.

11:38 a.m. (CC): 2024 linebacker Bradley Shaw just arrived. He was a late addition who confirmed he'd be visiting this morning. He received an Auburn offer in July.

11:31 a.m. (CC): 2024 4-star quarterback Air Noland is here with his dad. One of the many guys out of Langston Hughes that Auburn is recruiting. The rest of the Langston Hughes guys coming in today will be here shortly.

11:29 a.m. (CC): JC Hart is here. Don't count out a commitment from the Loachapoka cornerback today, but as of right now he's planning to make that choice in the next week or two at his school.

11:25 a.m. (CC): Bradyn Joiner just walked into the complex. As did big offensive lineman Tyler Johnson. I would not be surprised if he gets an Auburn offer today.

11:19 a.m. (CC): Sterling Dixon along with some family members just arrived. He visited LSU yesterday, was offered by Alabama on Monday and Texas A&M on Thursday. He's a guy who I had on commit watch initially, now it'd be a little bit of a surprise if he chose to today, but don't count it out.

11:05 a.m. (CC): The two recruits from Enterprise are here: 2024 DB Keion Dunlap and 2025 ATH Eric Winters.

11:00 a.m. (CC): Big offensive tackle Jatavius Shivers just arrived with his family members. No offer yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if he left today with an offer. Former Vandy commit.

10:52 a.m. (CC): J'Marion Burnette and some of his coaches got here. Big 4-star recruit in the Class of 2024.

10:41 a.m. (CC): A big group of recruits from Miami-Palmetto just arrived. That includes 2025 WR Cameron Sapp, 2024 ATH Jacorey Barney and 2024 ATH Javon Reid and Willis McGahee IV.

10:38 a.m. (CC): Add 2024 LB Bradley Shaw to the list. We just confirmed that he'll be coming today.

10:35 a.m. (CC): Nebraska edge commit Ashley Williams is here with his trainer. Whole barrage of coaches and staffers go out to greet him. He'll be staying until tomorrow.

10:30 a.m. (CC): Ronnie Royal III just arrived. He had his helmet and was ready to roll like it was a camp, the coaches loved that. Super dynamic athlete out of Gulf Shores.

10:25 a.m. (CC): Justus Terry just arrived, he was someone we didn't know was coming until he walked in the door and we learned his name. You get those with Big Cat, surprise additions at the last second. He's a 2025 defensive lineman, and he's absolutely massive already. Has an offer from Georgia already.

10:14 a.m. (CC): Kavion Henderson is the second one to arrive with a couple of family members.

10:04 a.m. (JC)-A'Mon Lane just arrived with about 20 family members and friends. He's the first player to show up today. I don't think that's the last news we'll have from him today.

9:52 a.m. (JC)- Just spoke to former Auburn OL Chad Slade. The longtime NFL vet is done with football and begins his first year of coaching at Moody. He's coming to Auburn today with A'Mon Lane and family for the Big Cat visit. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up with him later today.

9:10 a.m. (CC) - Coaches and staff are starting to filter into the complex. Check-in starts at 11:30.

8:05 a.m. (CC) - 2024 DB Jayden Lewis tells me he'll be at Big Cat today. He's a top-200 guy in the Class of 2024 and someone who has been here quite a bit now. Nice little late addition to the list.

Expected visitors include: 

2023 Attendees

-Jeremiah Cobb (4-star RB, Auburn commit, Montgomery, Ala.)

-Terrance Love (4-star WR, Auburn commit, Fairburn, Ga.)

-Bradyn Joiner (4-star IOL, Auburn commit, Auburn, Ala.)

-Karmello English (4-star WR, Auburn commit, Phenix City, Ala.)

-Bo Hughley (4-star OT, Georgia commit, Fairburn, Ga.)

-Jelani Thurman (4-star TE, Ohio State commit, Fairburn, Ga.)

-Ashley Williams (4-star edge, Nebraska commit, Zachary, La.)

-Vysen Lang (3-star IOL, Pike Road, Ala.a)

-Gernorris Wilson (3-star IOL/OT, Lakeland, Fla.)

-Tyler Johnson (3-star OT, Natchitoches, La.)

-Jatavius Shivers (3-star OT, Villa Rica, Ga.)

-Jaremiah Anglin (3-star S, Lake Wales, Fla.)

-JC Hart (3-star CB, Loachapoka, Ala.)

-Marcellius Pulliam (LB, Tyrone, Ga.)

2024 Attendees

-Adrian Posse (4-star QB, Miami, Fla.)

-A'mon Lane (4-star CB, Moody, Ala.)

-Sterling Dixon (4-star edge, Mobile, Ala.)

-Air Noland (4-star QB, Fairburn, Ga.)

-Kavion Henderson (4-star DL, Leeds, Ala.)

-J'Marion Burnette (4-star RB, Andalusia, Ala.)

-Malcolm Simmons (4-star WR, Jonesboro, Ga.)

-Jaqualin Birdsong (4-star LB, LaGrange, Ga.)

-Ronnie Royal III (4-star QB/ATH, Gulf Shores, Ala.)

-Jayden Lewis (4-star DB, Anniston, Ala.)

-Willis McGahee IV (3-star edge, Miami, Fla.)

-Jayden Coleman (3-star CB, Phenix City, Ala.)

-Malik Blocton (DL, Pike Road, Ala.)

-Jabari Murphy (WR, Eclectic, Ala.)

-Xavier Lucas (DB, Deerfield Beach, Fla.)

-Cameron Coleman (WR, Phenix City, Ala.)

-Keion Dunlap (DB, Enterprise, Ala.)

-Bradley Shaw (LB, Hoover, Ala.)

-Malachi Harris (IOL, Anniston, Ala.)

-Davis Harsin (QB, Auburn, Ala.)

2025 Attendees

-Grayshaun Swain (Edge, Anniston, Ala.)

-Eric Winters (ATH, Enterprise, Ala.)


-Malik Autry (DL, Opelika, Ala.)

2026 Attendees

-Hezekiah Harris (DE, Anniston, Ala.)


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