It’s closing time for Auburn coaches.
National Signing Day is approaching, and the Tigers, despite boasting the No. 13-ranked recruiting class in the country, are in search of more talent. Fortunately for coach Gus Malzahn and staff, the program has a viable shot at landing a few more big-time recruits.
SEC Country predicts which top-tier recruits the Tigers will land on Wednesday.
- Derrick Brown, five-star defensive tackle, Buford, Ga. — Brown has been leaning toward Auburn in recent weeks, and the Tigers continue to aggressively pursue the No. 9 prospect in the country in the days leading up to National Signing Day. Brown is reportedly favoring Auburn, Alabama and Tennessee. He took an official visit to The Plains on Jan. 15, and both Malzahn and defensive coordinator Kevin Steele have to like their chances at this stage.
- Nate Craig-Myers, four-star receiver, Tampa, Fla. — This one is less-than-bold, but acquiring Craig-Myers would be a huge win for the Tigers. For a few months, Florida was believed to be the favorite to land the nation’s No. 6 wide receiver, but much has changed. Craig-Myers officially visited The Plains two weeks ago and walked away feeling as if he had never left. Craig-Myers, of course, de-committed from Auburn last May.
- Nigel Warrior, four-star safety, Suwanee, Ga. — Warrior is an intriguing talent that Auburn would love to reel in on Wednesday. After taking an official visit to The Plains last week, the nation’s No. 4 safety appears to be high on the Tigers, despite showing relatively no interest in the program in mid-January. Warrior is also considering Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and LSU, but look out for Auburn. The opportunity to play early under Steele has reshaped Warrior’s perception of the Tigers.
All rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite