Five holiday wishes for Auburn on the recruiting trail
With the holidays around the corner and National Signing Day approaching, SEC Country examined the top five recruits Auburn would be happy to land in this year’s recruiting cycle.
Check them out below.
Landon Dickerson, 4-star offensive tackle, Hudson, N.C.
Count Auburn among a handful of schools Dickerson is considering. Of course, that list also includes Tennessee, Florida State, Florida and others. The four-star tackle took an official visit to The Plains on Nov. 28. Early reports in December suggested Dickerson was leaning towards the Tigers, Florida State and Tennessee.
Derrick Brown, 5-star defensive tackle, Buford, Ga.
Days ago, Brown denounced Auburn as his leader, contrary to an earlier report. But the Tigers still have a shot to land Georgia’s top-rated prospect. Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi State are also competing for his signature. Brown is slated to take official visits to UGA, Auburn and Tennessee in January, and will likely make a decision afterwards.
Rashan Gary. 5-star defensive tackle, Paramus, N.J.
Gary appears to be a longshot to sign with Auburn following Will Muschamp’s departure and his mother’s pointed response to the one-time Tigers defensive coordinator’s decision. Nonetheless, he is a big target on Auburn’s board, and the program is facing stiff competition in Michigan and Ole Miss, two programs that have emerged as favorites in recent weeks. Gary would certainly bolster Auburn’s defensive line even more despite already having commitments from four-star defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson and five-star defensive end Marlon Davidson.
Nate Craig-Myers, 4-star wide receiver, Tampa, Fla.
Craig-Myers de-committed from Auburn over the summer, but the Tigers are still a possible landing destination for the four-star receiver. Craig-Myers will take an official visit to The Plains immediately following the conclusion of the NCAA recruiting dead period on Jan. 15. Ole Miss, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina and Maryland are also in contention. After landing a commitment from five-star receiver Kyle Davis, Auburn is still in search of more playmakers.
Nigel Warrior, 4-star safety, Suwanee, Ga.
Warrior has been an Auburn target for some time now, and despite departures from Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson, both of whom were lead recruiters for Warrior, the four-star safety from Georgia is certainly a prospect the Tigers continue to gun for. Whether or not Muschamp or Robinson’s departures have impacted Warrior’s recruitment remains to be seen. But it’s worth mentioning he has yet to schedule an official visit to Auburn. Nonetheless, he is a prospect the Tigers will continue to pursue in the weeks leading up to National Signing Day.