Recruiting season is in full swing in college football, and the Auburn Tigers have been busy in their pursuits of several players. Here are 12 of the newest targets the Tigers have offered.
Aaron Beasley, three-star safety, Heard County (Franklin, Ga.) - Auburn offered Beasley Thursday, two days after the rising senior picked up offers from Florida State, Tennessee, Duke and Troy in the same day. The Tigers will be looking for a new answer at safety this fall, and the potential to get in the mix in 2019 could make Auburn a worthwhile option for Beasley.
Sean Brown, three-star tight end, Coosa (Rome, Ga.) - It’s been a busy week for Brown, who added an offer from Auburn after getting offers from Tennessee and Maryland Tuesday. Tight end is a position of concern for The Tigers in the Class of 2019, and it’s no secret how often Auburn goes into the Peach State for players. Those factors make Brown a true target to follow closely.
Deondrick Glass, four-star running back, Katy (Katy, Tex.) - Auburn joined the ever-growing list of schools on board the hype train for the player considered the 15th-best running back in next year’s class. Glass may prove hard to pull out of Texas, as he visited the Longhorns on Feb. 18 and has former Katy teammates Kyle Porter and defensive tackle Moro Ojomo already on the roster.
Kyle Hamilton, three-star safety, Marist School (Atlanta, Ga.) - Hamilton is another Tigers target who has a number of interested schools from across the country. Auburn offered Hamilton Wednesday, but It looks like Notre Dame is the leader. Hamilton told 247Sports, “I could definitely see myself there” after visiting back in November.
Travis Jay, three-star defensive back, Madison County (Madison, Fla.) - Jay has received a great deal of attention this month, picking up offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama and Miami. Florida State appears in the lead on Jay, as the Seminoles offered Jay last July and invited him to their Junior Day on Feb. 17. Jay had 59 tackles and eight interceptions in his junior season at Madison County.
Paris Johnson Jr., three-star offensive tackle, St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) - One look at Johnson makes it easy to understand why 27 schools have already offered the Class of 2020 lineman. The 6-foot-7, 275-pound Johnson has the ideal size to play tackle at the FBS level and will have his choice of schools when decision time arrives.
Jack Miller, four-star pro-style quarterback, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) - Miller still has two football seasons left in high school, but he’s already gaining national attention. Auburn offered one day after LSU did the same, giving Miller 15 total offers from schools such as Ohio State, UCLA and North Carolina. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Miller has time on his side when it comes to recruiting, and it’s unclear at this point where Auburn could factor in.
Micah Morris, offensive tackle, Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) - There’s no star rating for the 6-foot-5, 270-pound Morris, but there’s a clear reason why: he’s only a rising sophomore. Regardless, the Class of 2021 lineman already has offers from several other prominent schools, including Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Morris will be a player for Auburn to keep an eye on down the line.
Cornelius Nunn Jr., three-star safety, Miami Palmetto (Miami, Fla.) - Auburn gave Nunn his 11th offer tonight, joining the likes of Georgia, Kentucky and South Florida. Nunn grew up a Florida State fan, but at this point the Seminoles have not rendered him an offer.
Brandon Smith, four-star defensive end, Louisa County (Mineral, Va.) - Auburn’s recent history of standout defensive linemen could continue if they bring in Smith, who they offered Tuesday. The problem for the Tigers could be catching up, as Georgia, Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State appear to have a head start.
Jake Smith, four-star wide receiver, Notre Dame Preparatory (Scottsdale, Ariz.) - Smith, considered the second-best player in Arizona’s Class of 2019, has a plethora of schools to choose from, with Auburn becoming the 30th on Wednesday. The 6-foot-1, 189-pound Smith attended Notre Dame’s Junior Day on Jan. 27.
Dylan Wright, four-star wide receiver, West Mesquite (Mesquite, Tex.) - Auburn became the 33rd school to offer the 6-foot-3, 192-pound receiver, joining the likes of TCU, Oklahoma and Texas. Wright is visiting Arkansas this weekend and is pondering an eventual visit to Notre Dame. According to 247Sports, Baylor, Florida State, Ohio State, Texas and TCU have shown the most interest.
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