After signing three four-star receivers in the last recruiting cycle, it’s clear Auburn is trying to carry that momentum over into 2017.
The impact of Dameyune Craig’s departure remains to be seen, but the Tigers figure to be in good shape with several elite receivers across the country.
SEC Country examined the program’s top targets in the 2017 cycle below.
Nico Collins, four-star receiver, Pinson, Ala.
Craig’s sudden departure to LSU won’t affect Auburn’s chances in landing this in-state receiver. Collins, the No. 10 receiver in the country, recently told SEC Country his interest has remained the same since the former receivers coach left for Baton Rouge. Collins has since been in contact with Kodi Burns, Craig’s replacement, and the Tigers will figure to be in the fold in the coming months.
Trey Blount, four-star receiver, Atlanta, Ga.
Blount is being pursued by several SEC programs, Auburn included. The Tigers, along with Florida and Tennessee, are recruiting the four-star receiver aggressively, he told SEC Country.
“I like how I would fit in their offense,” Blount said of Auburn. “They run a spread with coach Rhett Lashlee, the offensive coordinator. He told me he sees me being a playmaker for them on the outside and in the slot.”
Blount is rated the No. 40 receiver in the country and the No. 32 prospect in the state of Georgia.
James Robinson, four-star receiver, Lakeland, Fla.
Clemson reportedly leads for Robinson, but the Tigers are working to make up ground for the four-star receiver. At 6-foot-3 and 196 pounds, Robinson is one of the top prospects in the country and is rated as the No. 8 receiver overall. He’s reeled in 27 offers so far, and programs such as Florida and Ohio State, among others, are making a run for his services.
All rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite