Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. These notebooks will now publish in the evening Sunday through Thursday. It’s Wednesday, and SEC Country caught up with a 4-star wide receiver who is a high school teammate of a top running back target.
Auburn WR target says Tigers ‘stick out’
Auburn hosted top running back John Emery last weekend for its junior day. Emery, from Destrehan, La., isn’t the only prospect from his high school showing interest in the Tigers. He was almost joined last weekend by high school teammate Quinton Torbor, who instead had 7-on-7 tournament obligations.
Torbor is a 4-star prospect who is ranked as the No. 48 receiver and No. 344 overall prospect in the Class of 2019. While he didn’t make it last weekend, Torbor is familiar with the Plains. Torbor has attended a few Auburn games over the last two seasons.
The Tigers stand out, he told SEC Country.
“Auburn, I’ve been out there a bunch of times,” Torbor said. “They stick out to me.”
The 6-foot-2, 182-pound wide receiver hears regularly from Auburn, as well as Mississippi State, Georgia and Tennessee. Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M and Florida have been in communication, but Torbor is waiting on offers from those schools.
Auburn has an advantage in that regard. For now, Torbor said Auburn is in touch often. The Tigers have made their interest clear, though they haven’t pressed hard.
“They said they’re going to come down for spring,” Torbor said. “They talk, but they’re not real talkative. You get the gist when you talk to them. They don’t hold you down for hours and hours. They’re going to say what they got to say.”
When Emery visited Auburn last weekend, he said he and Torbor have talked about the Tigers. Emery thought his visit to the Plains reinforced how he felt about Auburn and that he planned to return to Destrehan to talk it over with Torbor.
Torbor said a timeline for a decision and any spring visit plans to the Plains are “up in the air,” admitting that his plans would be influenced by how much interest certain schools show this spring.
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