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Auburn commits Shedrick Jackson and Josh Marsh will enroll early.

Recruiting question of the day: Which Auburn commits plan to sign/enroll early?

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Let me begin with the obligatory disclaimer: This is all subject to change in short order.

It’s that time of year when craziness ensues. But it’s also the first time we’ve encountered this early signing period, so there isn’t much intel to fall back on to see how recruits and coaches will use this designated signing period to their own benefit. I’ve had two sources indicate the potential of some class attrition, but those conversations didn’t get into specific prospects or reasons why. That’s not what this piece is about, and now isn’t the time to get into those details.

So for the sake of this conversation, we’ll break it down based on what each prospect has told SEC Country regarding their respective plans going forward. Some prospects want the process to end sooner rather than later, so they’ll sign. Others would rather just utilize the February signing day to save themselves from any potential risk, whatever that may be.

Auburn wants as many guys to sign early as possible. It allows for the school to use time and resources more specifically in January than in previous years. With that said, the Tigers are also amid a numbers crunch as referenced above and that could affect how many spots they attempt to fill from Dec. 20-22 as opposed to waiting through January to see how other decisions play out.

As of now:

  • Auburn commits who plan to sign early: 15 of 18
  • Tigers commits who plan to enroll early: 8 of 18
Player 247Sports Composite rank Sign early? Enroll early?
4-star WR Matthew Hill No. 20 WR No No
4-star QB Joey Gatewood No. 3 ATH Yes Yes
4-star DT Coynis Miller No. 13 DT No No
4-star WR Seth Williams No. 33 WR Yes No
4-star LB Zakoby McClain No. 13 OLB Yes No
4-star S Quindarious Monday No. 9 ATH Yes Yes
4-star RB Asa Martin No. 9 RB Yes Yes
4-star CB Christian Tutt No. 25 CB Yes Yes
4-star S Jamien Sherwood No. 20 S Yes Yes
4-star LB Michael Harris No. 13 ILB Yes No
4-star LB Richard Jibunor No. 12 ATH Yes No
4-star RB Shaun Shivers No. 8 APB Yes No
4-star OL Jalil Irvin No. 17 OG No No
3-star DL Daquan Newkirk No. 1 SDE (JUCO) Yes Yes
3-star WR Shedrick Jackson No. 74 WR Yes Yes
3-star S Kolbi Fuqua No. 41 ATH Yes No
3-star OL Kam Stutts No. 62 OT Yes No
3-star ATH Josh Marsh No. 84 OLB Yes Yes

It’s worth noting there are a handful of other Auburn targets who will enroll or sign early. The Tigers aren’t guaranteed to land these prospects in their Class of 2018, but here are the remaining targets who could also hop on campus in January, or at least put pen to paper. Again, this list is subject to change and likely will grow rapidly as junior college evaluations come in.

  • 4-star OL Trey Hill
  • 4-star QB Emory Jones
  • 4-star TE Luke Ford
  • 3-star OL Jerome Carvin
  • 3-star JUCO OL Noah Banks

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