Four members of Auburn’s coaching staff, including the head man himself, will be on the recruiting trail Friday night for high school football games, SEC Country has confirmed.
The main event of the evening will take place in Houston County, Ga., the home of 4-star offensive guard Trey Hill. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and offensive line coach Herb Hand will attend Hill’s high school rivalry game against Warner Robins.
This trip comes on the heels of Hill visiting Auburn for its season opener against Georgia Southern. Hill plans to unofficially visit Florida this weekend for its matchup against Tennessee.
Two Auburn coaches — wide receivers coach Kodi Burns and defensive line coach Rodney Garner — will head to the Birmingham area to scout some of their top 2018 prospects.
Burns and Garner will both attend the Hoover-Spain Park game at Spain Park High. That will give Burns a chance to see Shedrick Jackson and George Pickens, his two prized wide receiver commits at Hoover, who have had exceptional starts to the 2017 season.
Jackson plans to be at Auburn on Saturday for the game against Mercer. Pickens attended Auburn’s opener, but isn’t slated to be on the Plains for the Week 3 game.
Garner will double dip in Birmingham.
The Auburn defensive line coach also plans to go to Thompson High School in Alabaster for the Thompson-Mountain Brook High School matchup. Four-star athlete Harold Joiner is a star running back for Mountain Brook and is the primary focus of Garner’s trip. Taulia Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, plays quarterback for Thompson.
Joiner is expected to visit Tuscaloosa on Saturday for Alabama’s contest against Colorado State.