Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. Today, we look at a pair of Auburn offensive line targets — one with an offer and one hoping to gain one.
Big in-state OL analyzes Auburn
Auburn plans to build a big group up front on the offensive line.
The Tigers already have gotten started with 4-star offensive guard Jalil Irvin. They hosted another big-bodied offensive lineman earlier in the month — 6-foot-5, 320-pound offensive guard Kameron Stutts — who holds an offer from the Tigers.
Stutts is already thinking Auburn, though his decision remains a long way off.
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“I don’t really have a top schools right now, but they’re definitely up there. They’re one of the best schools I talk to right now,” Stutts said. “Right now, Mississippi State and Auburn are the only two schools I’ve been to that have offered me so far … My decision, it’ll be some time during my season or after. Not for sure yet.”
Stutts, the 3-star from Killen, Ala., has visited the Plains twice. He attended once for a game in the fall and once for a junior day at the beginning of March.
He also holds offers from Mississippi State, Iowa State, Duke, Memphis, Missouri, Ole Miss and Virginia Tech. Stutts has been in regular communication with Vanderbilt, as well, but that hasn’t result in an offer yet, though he visited the Commodores recently.
He’ll visit Ole Miss this weekend.
Auburn has several top targets on the offensive line, but the relationship with Stutts appears to be building mutually. As that bond forms, Stutts hopes to get “that feeling” to help make his decision.
“I’ve been told you can tell if there’s a school you’re supposed to be at. This is definitely a nice school. I like to be here,” Stutts said. “It’s nice. I really like the campus. I know a couple people that come here. They like it up here. I like coming here. It’s just a really cool place.”
Future visit planned by Folsom
Auburn will host several targets this weekend when it holds a scrimmage in Jordan-Hare Stadium, but one under-the-radar target already has plans to visit the Plains the following weekend.
Daishon Folsom told SEC Country he will be on campus a week from Saturday for an unofficial Auburn visit. Folsom is yet another defensive tackle the Tigers plan to evaluate in the 2018 recruiting class. He stands 6-foot-4 and 305 pounds, but has a relatively modest offer sheet.
Folsom — an unranked prospect — has offers from Jacksonville State and most recently Central Florida. He said he doesn’t know whether or not to expect an offer on the visit, but Folsom is eager to get on campus.
Folsom is a defensive tackle at Escambia High in Pensacola, Fla. Interestingly, wide receiver target Jacob Copeland recently transferred from Pine Forest to Escambia, so it’s possible Auburn will be in the hunt for two 2018 prospects from that high school.
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