Where do the Tigers stand with several targets?
Find out the latest Auburn recruiting news below.
In-state linebacker target still holds Auburn in high regard, but an Oklahoma offer could change things
The Tigers are just behind Tennessee for three-star linebacker Tadarrius Patterson, who was in Buford, Ga., over the weekend for the Nike Regional Combine. The Alabama native told SEC Country that the Volunteers are ahead coming off of his recent visit to Knoxville. Surprisingly, Patterson said an offer from Oklahoma could alter his recruitment. He models his game after Sooner linebacker Eric Striker. Patterson recently competed in the Alabama state weightlifting championship and placed third.
Georgia cornerback plans to attend Auburn’s spring game
Cedar Grove High School has been a popular destination for Auburn coaches. It’s home to rising seniors Netori Johnson and Tre Shaw. Both are being recruited by the Tigers in the 2017 recruiting cycle. Shaw, a four-star cornerback, told SEC Country he plans to attend Auburn’s spring game on April 9. Defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff is his lead recruiter. Shaw named Auburn among his early favorites, but how much interest the Tigers have in him remains to be seen.
Four-star offensive tackle Tony Gray mum on Tigers, but hints at good relationship
Gray wouldn’t go into further detail, but the four-star offensive tackle hinted that Auburn is in a good spot. Offensive line coach Herb Hand has led his recruitment. The two have made contact, but are in the process of growing that relationship. The Tigers have a clear need along the offensive line after failing to sign more than two offensive linemen in the 2016 cycle. Gray is a name to monitor.
Auburn still on Trey Sermon’s radar
Four-star running back Trey Sermon is still interested in Auburn. He speaks regularly with coach Gus Malzahn and assistant coach Tim Horton, but the Tigers don’t appear to be the front-runner at this point. Ohio State and Georgia seem to be the schools to beat as of now. He recently visited Athens at the end of February.
In-state linebacker announces decision date
K.J. Britt’s recruitment has sped up significantly in recent weeks. Offers from several powerhouse schools have poured in, Alabama and Georgia included. He plans to announce his decision come August 8. Coincidentally, so too will another in-state linebacker — Tadarian Moultry. The two are close friends and indicated they are a ‘package deal’, though that rarely happens. Regardless, Auburn is high on his list of favorites. The Tigers expect to be in the mix in the coming months.
Montaric Brown, four-star safety, Ashdown, Ark.