AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn handed out two 2018 offers from its OL/DL camp.
The Tigers offered 3-star defensive end Kayode Oladele from Champagnat Catholic (Fla.) in Miami. Oladele entered the Auburn camp with offers from Florida State, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Tennessee and others. He showcased his edge lineman abilities during the camp with the likes of Gus Malzahn, Kevin Steele, Rodney Garner, Marlon Davidson and Derrick Brown watching.
A Nigerian native, Oladele spent some time with Prince Tega Wanogho and Prince Sammons after receiving the offer. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect is the No. 15 strong-side defensive end in the nation.
Auburn also offered an offensive line target from Lowndes (Ga.) — former Florida commit Jalen Goss.
Goss flaunted his skill set during camp. He went into Gus Malzahn’s office with Malzahn and offensive line coach Herb Hand. They added to his offer sheet, which includes offers from Florida, Michigan, Mississippi State, Oregon and others, though he said the Gators aren’t in the picture anymore after his de-commitment in June.
Right now, Goss is listed at 6-foot-6 and 252 pounds, which is clearly undersized for an offensive tackle. Before the Tigers offered, Goss spoke with Auburn strength and conditioning coach Ryan Russell about building on his frame.
Hand told Goss he’d like him to get to 295 pounds by the end of his senior season when Goss plans to commit.
“I’m surprised by the offer. I was real happy. It’s just a school I like,” Goss said. “(The conversation) was about me putting on weight and if I was done growing or not. Mostly it was about me getting bigger. I’m really athletic, and he liked the way I move. (Hand) is a great coach. I like his enthusiasm and the way he moves around.”