With Gus Malzahn in charge, Auburn has tapped into Georgia for elite talent.
The Tigers have created a pipeline to some of the state’s talent-laden areas, including south Georgia and Metro Atlanta. In February alone, Malzahn managed to sign away the state’s top-rated prospect, five-star defensive tackle Derrick Brown, who was seriously considering Georgia.
But with Kirby Smart at the helm in Athens, Auburn could face difficulties in luring away blue-chip talent from the Peach State. In the following slides, SEC Country examined the top recruits Auburn and Georgia will battle for in 2017.