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.
PFF Week 2 – National Team of the Week – Defense pic.twitter.com/PhRJNYXp2e
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) September 12, 2017
In other Auburn football news:
- Gus Malzahn fully understands Auburn fans’ frustration after another offensive low.
- Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey will now be taking another seat on game days.
- Former Auburn defensive lineman, top-50 recruit Antwuan Jackson commits to Ohio State.
- Auburn expects running back Kamryn Pettway to play against Mercer.
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.
With 5️⃣ newcomers foregoing the draft, AU checks in at No. 6 in BA's recruiting rankings.
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) September 12, 2017
Here’s a look at the whole class:
2017 Recruiting Class
|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|
Tweet of the day
Do you remember the time?
On this day 11 years ago, Cam Newton became a 21-star recruit.
(And that still might've been too low.) https://t.co/xn2ZAy3rWp
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) September 13, 2017
it was 21 stars. pic.twitter.com/6k9gT8vADA
— tucözil (@FBJ0) September 13, 2017
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