AUBURN, Ala. — Malcolm Askew is a busy man on the recruiting trail, even if his commitment to Auburn seems to be set in stone.
He has shut things down — for now — and is concentrating on solidifying more commitments for the Tigers, especially those inside the state of Alabama.
“I feel like we’re winning the state right now,” Askew said. “That’s the big thing.”
Auburn received its biggest recruiting news yet since its Big Cat Weekend recruiting weekend in early June: four-star offensive tackle Austin Troxell of Madison (Ala.) Academy committed to the Tigers on Saturday.
Auburn has landed five commitments from the state of Alabama in the class of 2017, including Askew out of McAdory High in McCalla, Ala. Askew committed to Auburn in early June and is rated a four-star athlete and is expected to play cornerback with the Tigers.
Askew’s comments about Auburn winning the state are certainly true on paper: the Tigers have landed four of the top 13 players in the state; Alabama has three.
Askew and fellow commitment T.D. Moultry, a linebacker, focused their energy on recruiting Oxford linebacker Kenney Britt and out-of-state stars Kellen Mond (four-star quarterback) and Hezekiah Jones (four-star receiver).
Askew will visit Auburn again July 23.
“We’ll have a picnic and the commits will get over here and try to land some guys and continue to build a class and have a great time,” he said.
Auburn’s recruiting weekend
- 4-star offensive tackle picks Auburn over Alabama
- 4-star quarterback Kellen Mond to choose between Auburn, Texas A&M soon
- 4-star receiver Hezekiah Jones enjoyed visit to Auburn ‘a lot’
- Auburn ‘winning the state’ in recruiting, says Tigers commit
- 4-star linebacker KJ Britt could delay decision
- Linebacker De’Andre Wilder visits Auburn, includes Tigers in top 5