Starters lost off/def: 4/2
Top needs: Offensive line, wide receiver, linebacker
Gem of the class
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Offensive tackle Avery Young, a 6-foot-5, 292-pounder, filled a big hole in Auburn’s only major position of need. Rated a five-star recruit, Young has the athleticism to be a big-time player.
Central quarterback Jonathan Wallace, believed to be a Central Florida commit going into national signing day, accepted a Monday offer from Auburn and added a second quarterback to the Tigers’ signing class.
Breaking it down by state
South Carolina: 1
Breaking it down by star rating (scout.com)
5 stars: 1
4 stars: 10
3 stars: 8
Immediate impact players
Joshua Holsey CB 5-11 175 Creekside High (Fairburn, Ga.)
For several years, Auburn’s defensive backs have struggled to make plays on the ball, but Holsey has plenty of ball skills. He had 24 interceptions in three years at Creekside High.
Ricardo Louis WR 6-2 210 Miami Beach (Fla.) High
At 6-2, 210 pounds, Louis has the size and speed to get deep, but he also has the open-field skills of a high school quarterback and running back, and Auburn needs receivers.
Jovon Robinson RB 6-1 220 Wooddale High (Memphis, Tenn.)
Michael Dyer’s transfer leaves an opening for a bruiser at running back, and the 6-1, 220-pound Robinson has the size to fill that role immediately after rushing for more than 5,000 yards in high school.
JaQuay Williams WR 6-4 204 Sandy Creek High (Tyrone, Ga.)
The top receiver in the state of Georgia, Williams could be a factor for playing time in a receiving corps that lacks dynamic options opposite proven No. 1 Emory Blake.
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. School
Will Adams OL 6-7 280 Sandy Creek High (Tyrone, Ga.)
Shane Callahan OL 6-6 285 Chaparral High (Parker, Colo.)
T.J. Davis CB 6-1 180 Godby High (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Darrion Hutcherson TE 6-7 247 Dadeville (Ala.) High
Jonathan Jones CB 5-10 184 Carrollton (Ga.) High
Robert Leff OL 6-6 270 Fairhope (Ala.) High
Cassanova McKinzy LB 6-3 233 Woodlawn High (Birmingham, Ala.)
Patrick Miller OT 6-7 275 Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
Javiere Mitchell LB 6-2 209 Leeds (Ala.) High
Tyler Nero DT 6-2 290 Escambia County (Atmore, Ala.)
Ricky Parks TE 6-4 235 Callaway High (Hogansville, Ga.)
Zeke Pike QB 6-6 225 Dixie Heights High (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Gimel President DL 6-4 250 Wando High (Mount Pleasant, S.C.)
Jonathan Wallace QB 6-2 205 Central High (Phenix City)
Avery Young OT 6-6 292 Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High