It’s closing time for Auburn coaches.
Signing day is just around the corner, and the Tigers, despite boasting one of the top recruiting classes in the country, are aiming to finish this cycle strong. Here is the latest with several top targets.
Georgia safety Nigel Warrior took an official visit to the Plains on Thursday before heading to Alabama on Saturday. He was accompanied on the trip by his mother, Tangie, who told SEC Country the Tigers had made up some ground. Warrior spoke at length with secondary coach Wesley McGriff about what his role on Auburn’s defense would be. According to Warrior’s mother, the opportunity to play early, more so than at any other program, was appealing. Warrior will receive an in-home visit from McGriff on Wednesday.
Three-star safety Marlon Character was forced to visit Auburn earlier than expected due to the weather storm that hit Virginia over the weekend. He was slated to check in with Virginia Tech. Following the visit, Character said, “I can’t really see myself flipping,” per multiple reports. That message comes on the heels of his official visit to South Carolina last weekend. The Gamecocks, led by coach Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson, continue to court Character, who was once committed to the program.
One-time Auburn commit Nate Craig-Myers has canceled his official visit to Ole Miss, per a report. Craig-Myers officially visited Auburn on Jan. 15 and is expected to decide between North Carolina and the Tigers come Feb. 3. Craig-Myers, as well as his brother Jayvaughn Myers, who is also being pursued by the Tigers, received an in-home visit from coach Gus Malzahn, wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig and McGriff on Sunday.
Several members of the Auburn coaching staff will check in on Rashan Gary, the top prospect in the country, on Tuesday. The five-star defensive tackle will receive an in-home visit from Malzahn, defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and defensive line coach Rodney Garner, his mother confirmed to SEC Country. Gary is considered a longshot to sign with the Tigers, as Michigan, Ole Miss and, recently, Alabama appear to be the heavy favorites.
David Marshall has been on the fringe with his commitment to Auburn in recent weeks. And following an official visit to Georgia over the weekend, the three-star defensive received phone calls from both Malzahn and Garner. Per Marshall, the two appeared “worried”, as his interest in the Bulldogs continues to grow. He will return back to Athens this weekend and has canceled his visit to Ole Miss.