Auburn is set to host a bevy of recruits on Saturday, just weeks after closing in on a fourth consecutive top-10 recruiting class under coach Gus Malzahn.
In-state quarterback Malik Cunningham, a three-star prospect from Park Crossing, headlines the list of visitors. The dual-threat quarterback had heard little from Auburn in recent months until offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee contacted him on Thursday urging him to attend the program’s Junior Day.
“(Lashlee) reached out to me and was like, ‘I really want you there,” said Cunningham, the No. 26 prospect in Alabama.
“It means a lot to me. I feel like (our relationship) is going to expand this weekend.”
After losing a commitment from four-star quarterback Lowell Narcisse in January, Auburn appears to be turning its attention towards signing another despite having secured commitments from two dual-threat prospects in the 2016 class.
Cunningham, who has reported an offer from Georgia, could be the latest quarterback to reel in an offer from the Tigers.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound rising senior is hoping that happens this weekend.
Other confirmed Junior Day attendees:
Emory Jones, 2018 dual-threat quarterback, Franklin, Ga. — Jones has reported offers from Mississippi State and Georgia Southern. He is rated the No. 4 dual-threat passer in 2018.
Chandler Wooten, 2017 three-star outside linebacker, Kennesaw, Ga. — Wooten will return to Auburn this Saturday after a last-minute visit on Tuesday.
Noah Igbinoghene, 2017 four-star receiver, Trussville, Ala.
Kenney (KJ) Britt, 2017 three-star linebacker, Oxford, Ala.
Kelton Dawson, 2017 defensive end, Stockbridge, Ga.
Trey Sermon, 2017 four-star running back, Marietta, Ga.
All rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite