AUBURN, Ala. — We’ve referenced all week the long list of recruits who will attend the Auburn-Clemson game Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Here’s the unveiling.
This isn’t a complete list (there’s always surprises), and there’s always the possibility that recruits who said they’d attend end up with unexpected obligations elsewhere. But here’s a glimpse at the class of 2017 and class of 2018 prospects scheduled to be in attendance.
Players with (*) next to their name are recruits known to be taking an official visit rather than an unofficial one. Prospects are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
- 4-star 2017 ATH commit Malcolm Askew, McAdory (McCalla, Ala.)
- 4-star 2017 ATH commit Tray Bishop, Terrell County (Dawson, Ga.)
- 4-star 2017 LB KJ Britt, Oxford (Ala.)
- 4-star 2017 DE Isaiah Buggs, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.
- 3-star 2018 DE Andres Fox, Mobile Christian School (Ala.)
- 3-star 2018 DE Robert Hicks, Booker T. Washington (Miami)
- 4-star 2017 LB Will Ignont, Buckhorn (New Market, Ala.)
- 4-star 2017 DE Ryan Johnson, St. Paul’s Episcopal (Mobile, Ala.)
- 4-star 2017 WR Brandon Martin, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.
- 3-star 2017 ATH commit Octavius Matthews, Itawamba C.C.
- 4-star 2017 safety Xavier McKinney, Roswell (Ga.)
- 4-star 2017 LB commit Tadarian Moultry, Jackson-Olin (Birmingham, Ala.)
- 3-star 2017 safety commit Jordyn Peters, Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
- 3-star 2018 DT Timaje Porter, Theodore (Ala.)
- 3-star 2017 TE target Kurt Rafdal*, Carmel (Ind.)
- 4-star 2017 DE LaBryan Ray, James Clemens (Madison, Ala.)
- 4-star 2018 WR Justyn Ross, Central (Phenix City, Ala.)
- 3-star 2017 CB Shawn Shamburger, Colquitt County (Moultrie, Ga.)
- 3-star 2018 ATH Shaun Shivers, Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, Fla.)
- Baylor transfer 2017 QB Jarrett Stidham
- 2017 LB Christon Taylor, Hoover (Ala.)
- 4-star 2017 LB Tyler Taylor, Lanier (Buford, Ga.)
- 5-star 2018 DE Xavier Thomas, Wilson (Florence, S.C.)
- 4-star 2017 OT commit Austin Troxell, Madison Academy (Ala.)
- 4-star 2017 ATH commit Alaric Williams, Southside School (Gadsden, Ala.)
- 3-star 2017 LB commit Chandler Wooten, North Cobb (Kennesaw, Ga.)
- 3-star 2017 CB target Russ Yeast*, Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.)
Sept. 1 means more contact for juniors
With Sept. 1 upon us, it means two things:
- SEC football season is here.
- More relevant for this piece, coaches can now initiate contact with Class of 2018 recruits.
Under the newest set of rules, that means coaches can reach out to prospects through any method of communication they deem most effective — text message, direct message, mail, etc.
Auburn began its work immediately, per several prospects’ Twitter accounts. And one Auburn Class of 2018 commit, Joey Gatewood, appears to be a hot commodity for other programs as well.
— Joey Gatewood (@Joey1gatewood) September 1, 2016
All ratings are from 247Sports composite rankings unless otherwise noted.