What’s the latest with Auburn recruiting?
SEC Country pulled the top stories from over the weekend. Check them out below.
1. Four-star wide receiver narrows down his top schools, includes Auburn
Four-star receiver Ahmmon Richards declared Auburn, Miami and Alabama are his final schools over the weekend.
Richards, a U.S. Army All-American, was recently visited in-home by Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig and assistant coach Scott Fountain. Richards is one of several receivers the Tigers are targeting, along with four-star receiver Nate Craig-Myers.
He will announce his decision on Feb. 3 at Wellington High School (West Palm Beach, Fla.) on ESPNU.
2. Auburn hosts a surprise visitor over the weekend
Marlon Character, who has been committed to the Tigers since November, was on The Plains for the second consecutive weekend. The three-star safety from Atlanta officially visited Auburn a week ago.
Last week, Character’s father, Marlon, Sr., told SEC Country he felt the initial visit may have shored up his son’s commitment to the program. Character has been pursued in recent weeks by South Carolina and took an official visit to Columbia, S.C., two weeks ago.
“I tell him all the time, nothing is official until you sign something until it’s in ink,” his father said in the interview. “As far as the way he feels about Auburn, yes, he likes the school. Aside from the coaches doing the recruiting, his trainer said something to me. He said, ‘Marlon has fallen in love with Auburn.’”
3. Montgomery safety still awaiting Auburn offer after official visit
Three-star safety Daniel Thomas of Montgomery, Ala., didn’t receive an offer from Auburn following his official visit over the weekend.
Auburn remains in the fold for four-star safety Nigel Warrior and three-star athlete Stephen Davis, Jr., whom the Tigers envision using at both safety and nickel. Both officially visited The Plains over the past two weekends.
According to Thomas, however, the offer could come soon. He expects to hear from the coaching staff later this evening.
“They’re trying to see what this other recruit is going to do, basically,” said Thomas, who was originally scheduled to visit Clemson this weekend.
4. Auburn commit visits Georgia for the second consecutive weekend
Three-star defensive end David Marshall was in Athens over the weekend for his second visit in as many weeks. He told Chad Simmons of Scout.com that he was “still strong to Auburn”, though he intends to make a final decision on Wednesday. The Bulldogs have pursued the Thomaston, Ga., native since the Kirby Smart regime took over in December.
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