Auburn football: Welcome back, Jeremiah Dinson; a highly ranked recruiting class for Auburn baseball

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Jeremiah Dinson puts injury behind him with play worthy of national recognition

Auburn football players and coaches have been eager to see Jeremiah Dinson return to the field since he suffered a gruesome knee injury against Texas A&M in late 2015.

Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele didn’t see Dinson before his injury. He watched film on him, but that was really it.

Still, this past spring, Steele said as far as he could tell, it looked like Dinson had never been hurt.

Now, everyone else is seeing what those inside the Auburn program have been seeing for months.

Dinson has been so good he landed on the Pro Football Focus’ National team of the week on Tuesday.

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Auburn’s best recruiting class in 10 years

Auburn baseball’s newest recruiting class is not one opponents are going to want to mess with.

Led by Tanner Burns, who was the Collegiate Baseball National High School Player of the Year, the class was ranked sixth nationally by Baseball America on Tuesday.

Teams ahead of Auburn included Vanderbilt, Florida, Arkansas, Arizona State and South Carolina. It’s the highest ranking for the Tigers since Butch Thompson’s 2007 class was ranked fifth.

Twelve freshmen and five junior college transfers make up the class and 13 of 17 players are pitchers or catchers.

Five of the freshmen were selected in the 2017 MLB Draft, too.

Here’s a look at the whole class:

2017 Recruiting Class

Name Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Carter Bowen RHP/IF Cullman, Ala./Cullman HS
Tanner Burns RHP Decatur, Ala./Decatur HS
Cade Evans IF Hixson, Tenn./Boyd Buchanan
Rhett Fetner RHP Roanoke, Ala./Handley HS
Peyton Glavine LHP Alpharetta, Ga./Blessed Trinity
Cody Greenhill RHP Russellville, Ala./Russellville HS
Chase Hall C Roanoke, Ala./Southern Union CC
Ryan Hoerter RHP Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Indian Trail Academy
Edouard Julien IF Quebec City, Quebec/Canada JNT
Ford Luttrell RHP Madison, Ala./Bob Jones HS
Jonathan McKinney RHP Marietta, Ga./Southern Union CC
Jack Owen LHP Trabuco Canyon, Calif./J Serra HS
Blake Schilleci LHP Birmingham, Ala./Wallace-Hanceville CC
Brendan Venter IF Flower Mound, Texas/McLennan CC
Judd Ward OF Russellville, Ala./Russellville HS
Steven Williams C Albany, Ga./Deerfield-Windsor HS
Brett Wright C New Caney, Texas/San Jacinto CC

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