With the 2017 recruiting cycle in full swing, SEC Country examined the top Auburn recruiting headlines from the past weekend.
Here are some notes from the trail:
A tug-of-war could be brewing for four-star inside linebacker Tadarian Moultry, who told SEC Country over the weekend that the Tigers and Crimson Tide are tied at the top of his recruitment. Though he maintained he’s still open to all schools, the Birmingham native figures to be an early favorite to remain in-state. Moultry attended both programs’ Junior Day events earlier in the month and anticipates returning for spring practices. He’ll venture out to see other programs this spring, Georgia included, but plucking Moultry out of Alabama could prove difficult. His growing relationships with defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, linebackers coach Travis Williams and Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will only grow stronger over the next few months.
Cam Akers’ recent de-commitment from Alabama has opened up the door for several programs to get involved in his recruitment, Auburn included. The four-star running back confirmed to SEC Country over the weekend that he anticipates being on The Plains in the coming months. A date has not yet been confirmed. Akers, rated the No. 3 running back in 2017, is one of Auburn’s top targets at the position in this recruiting cycle. If the Tigers can string together a few unofficial visits over the next few months, they could be in play for the Mississippi native.
Following his arrival to Auburn, first-year defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff offered one of the top safety prospects in the country in Xavier McKinney, who is located in McGriff’s recruiting territory just north of Atlanta. McGriff was wise to offer McKinney as soon as possible, as the Tigers have plenty of ground to make up if they’re going to make a serious run at the No. 11 safety. McKinney has been committed to Alabama for six months. He plans to visit Auburn in the coming months.
Offers of the Week:
Jamaree Salyer, four-star, No. 1 offensive guard in 2018 (Atlanta)
— Jamaree Salyer ♠️ (@jamareesalyer69) March 11, 2016
Chuba Hubbard, four-star, No. 12 running back in 2017 (Sherwood Park, Canada)
— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) March 10, 2016
Kai-Leon Herbert, Four-star, No. 35 offensive tackle in 2017 (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
— Kai-Leon Herbert (@KHerb17) March 11, 2016