AUBURN, Ala. — Chalk up another successful day for Auburn recruiting.
The Tigers hosted a bunch of top recruiting talent for the A-Day spring game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. In the process, Auburn picked up two commitments on the offensive side of the ball and made impressive headway for several other top targets.
Here’s a look at all of the latest from interviews conducted by SEC Country.
Also, there is an A-Day photo gallery at the bottom of the post.
- 3-star athlete Kolbi Fuqua decided to commit to Auburn right before he left campus Saturday. He’s liked Auburn for a while, but two key things stood out: Chip Lindsey’s offense and Jarrett Stidham’s arm. Fuqua has been recruited by schools as a safety and as a wide receiver, but the Tigers want him at receiver.
- 3-star offensive lineman Kameron Stutts committed to Auburn just prior to kickoff. Stutts is a 6-foot-5, 320-pound offensive lineman from Brooks School (Ala.). He said he decided on the way to A-Day that he was probably going to commit. Once he got on campus, he said he “knew the time was right.” Stutts likely will play guard at the next level.
- Auburn quarterback commit Joey Gatewood spent much of the day recruiting wide receiver target Justyn Ross and running back target Asa Martin. He said he feels confident with both players. Gatewood also reassured that he has no doubts about his commitment. In fact, he said he “never really had any doubts.” Gatewood will stay overnight.
- 5-star wide receiver Justyn Ross got a big smile on his face when asked about Auburn’s willingness to throw the ball on Saturday. He also mentioned the importance of getting to spend time with a quarterback commit at a school he’s considering. His relationship with Gatewood will play a factor.
- 4-star RB Harold Joiner, who picked up an Alabama offer this week, said his top 2 remains the same — LSU and Auburn. Ole Miss is probably next in line there. The Crimson Tide haven’t made it clear what position they want him at. LSU has made early playing time and the running back position more clear than other programs.
- 4-star safety Myles Mason returned to Auburn and got another opportunity to sit down with secondary coach Greg Brown. They went over some film together. Mason has Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Florida and Clemson are his unofficial top 5. He hopes to decide by the summer. Mason wants to visit Georgia soon, too.
- 4-star Coynis Miller was back on Saturday after being on the Plains for three days last week. He released a top list of schools this time around: Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Ole Miss. He hopes to Florida soon, as well.
- 3-star defensive lineman Caleb Tannor is one of Auburn’s favorite Buck defensive end targets. His recruitment has picked up a lot recently. He said a top 10 is “coming soon,” but Auburn, Alabama and Georgia have been standing out to him. Auburn is in good shape here.
- 3-star safety Jamien Sherwood from Jensen Beach (Fla.) spent a lot of time with Greg Brown and Kevin Steele on his visit. He said Auburn is “beyond high” on a list that also includes in-state schools Florida, Florida State and Miami. He plans to release a more extensive top list in the near future.
- 3-star CB Jaycee Horn visited for the first time as a recruit. He said he was surprised by how nice it was. Horn’s father, NFL great Joe Horn, played for the New Orleans Saints when Greg Brown was on the Saints’ staff. Horn will release a top list of schools soon and knows Alabama and Tennessee will make the list. Auburn is in pretty good shape so far, too.
- 2019 Buck defensive end/linebacker King Mwikuta, who will end up being one of the most coveted players in the nation, said Auburn jumped Florida State for the No. 3 slot, but the Tigers have closed the gap on Alabama and Georgia who are at the top of his list. He also said he plans to get to every single Auburn home game this fall. He’s close friends with Auburn signee JaTarvious Whitlow.
- 2019 offensive linemen Pierce Quick and Clay Webb are both likely to land in-state. Quick and Webb said on Saturday that they can envision themselves playing with each other in college. They said they’ve had the conversation with Auburn legacy Bo Nix also.
- Auburn WR signee Noah Igbinoghene said he’s doing his best to recruit his Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.) teammate Quick to the Tigers. Those two are close.
- Auburn OL signee Austin Troxell has been cleared by doctors to do everything after recovering from an ACL tear for the second straight season. Like most signees who didn’t enroll early, he’ll arrive for college on May 28.
- 2020 athlete Quitman Kincaid received an Auburn offer following the spring game. Kincaid plays wide receiver and defensive back at his high school, but he most likely projects as a wide receiver in college.
- Gus Malzahn took some personal time to talk to a few Auburn targets during pregame. He had some 1-on-1 time with Joiner. Malzahn also took a brief minute to chat with Quick and Webb, along with Herb Hand. There were likely more, but those are the encounters SEC Country witnessed first-hand.
- Here’s a list of all the prospects who made it to campus for the spring game.