Auburn has pieced together the No. 10 recruiting class in the country, and the Tigers are still in the mix to land a few more verbal commitments as National Signing Day approaches.
Currently, Gus Malzahn and staff have already enrolled nine recruits, including five-star Marlon Davidson and four-star defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson, both of whom have already arrived on campus, and have secured verbal commitments from eight others. With official visit season in full swing, there are several other targets that could join the likes of Davidson and Jackson as Feb. 3 nears.
SEC Country examines a few prospects on Auburn’s big board ahead of signing day:
- Lucas Niang, three-star offensive tackle, New Canaan, Conn.. — Niang headlines a long list of official visitors set to arrive on Auburn’s campus this weekend. The 6-foot-6 lineman has been recruited heavily by offensive line coach J.B. Grimes in recent weeks, and the Tigers have a good shot at landing his signature.
- Derrick Brown, five-star defensive tackle, Buford, Ga. — Brown, whom many believe to be a strong Georgia lean, will receive a visit from the Tigers on Thursday prior to heading off to Auburn for his first of three January official visits. The 6-foot-3, 317-pound defensive lineman is seen as a priority by Malzahn and Co. Weeks ago, rumors swirled indicating Auburn was Brown’s leader, though he dispelled that notion.
- Jayvaughn Myers, four-star cornerback, Miami — Myers, who happens to be the brother of four-star receiver Nate Craig-Myers, will also take an official visit to Auburn this weekend. The four-star cornerback was once believed to be a heavy lean to Florida, but that may no longer be the case. Interestingly enough, Myers told SEC Country a few weeks ago that Auburn may very well be the only destination that he and his brother could end up playing together.
- Landon Dickerson, four-star offensive tackle, Hudson, N.C. — Auburn is facing competition from Florida State, Tennessee and Alabama, among others, to land Dickerson’s signature come Feb. 3, but the Tigers are still very much alive in the race. Dickerson, the No. 7 tackle in the country, took an official visit to The Plains on Nov. 28 and appears likely to play out his career in the Southeastern Conference.
- Nate Craig-Myers, four-star receiver, Tampa, Fla. — The one-time Auburn commit confirmed to SEC Country during the week of the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game that the Tigers will in fact have a hat on the table when he announces his decision on Feb. 3. Myers, one of the top uncommitted receivers in the country, would certainly bolster Auburn’s depth at the position. He would join fellow four-star Kyle Davis (Lawrenceville, Ga.) if he did indeed commit.
- Stephon Taylor, four-star defensive tackle, New Orleans, La. — Taylor’s relationship with Auburn has grown in recent months due in part to his relationship with Dameyung Craig and Rodney Garner. Texas is seen as the favorite to land Taylor’s signature, as the Longhorns are the only school at the moment that will receive an official visit from him in the coming weeks.