With the week off, Auburn coaches are taking full advantage of recruiting possibilities. With three wins in a row, it’s as good a a time as any to capture some of that momentum in the recruiting bottle.
Two Auburn coaches will stop by James Clemens High School on Friday to check out some of the talent just outside the Huntsville (Ala.) area.
Gus Malzahn intends to swing by the Madison high school at 2:30 p.m. CT to check in on Auburn targets Monty Rice and LaBryan Ray, according to Rice and James Clemens coach Wade Waldrop. Running backs coach Tim Horton will take in the Friday night game when James Clemens — with Rice and Ray — face off against Buckhorn, which is the home of Auburn linebacker target Will Ignont.
For Rice, the visit from the Auburn coaches will be a nice touch to the matchup, which has state playoff implications.
“Even if they didn’t, I would feel the same about Auburn, but it’s real nice knowing that they’re coming,” Rice told SEC Country.
As reported by 247Sports’ Keith Niebuhr, a few Tigers coaches hit the road Thursday. Rodney Garner and Kodi Burns went to Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C., where targets Isaiah Buggs, Brandon Martin and D’Marcus Hayes play.
Wesley McGriff and Herb Hand attended the IMG Academy game in Bradenton (Fla.), which has a large number of Division I prospects, most notably Oregon tight end commit Tre’ McKitty.