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National signing day guide: Additional high-profile recruits would give Auburn plenty to brag about

Michael Niziolek

mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn signals a touchdown as he looks at an official during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in College Station, Texas. Officials reviewed the play and changed the ruling on the field to a touchdown. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn signals a touchdown as he looks at an official during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in College Station, Texas. Officials reviewed the play and changed the ruling on the field to a touchdown. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) AP

Auburn could be in line for some free publicity Wednesday.

The Tigers are listed as the finalist for four of the 12 players who are announcing their decisions live on ESPN throughout national signing day. All four of the players are in the top five in the country at their positions.

If Auburn can add a couple of the high-profile recruits to their list of nine early enrollees and seven verbal commits, the class has the potential to become the best in coach Gus Malzahn’s four years on the plains.

The Ledger-Enquirer will have live updates from Auburn’s athletic complex starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday of all the day’s events.

Check the War Eagle Extra Facebook page for a live stream of coach Gus Malzahn’s press conference starting at 3 p.m. 

Team ranking

247 Sports — 11th

Rivals.com — 14th

Scout — 13th

Key uncommitted targets

Ben Davis (LB; Gordo) — 9 a.m. ESPNU

Nate Craig-Myers (WR; Tampa Catholic) — 11 a.m. ESPNU

Jayvaughn Myers (DB; Pasco) — 1 p.m.

Rashan Gary (DL; Paramus Catholic) — 1:10 p.m.

E.J. Price (OL; Archer) — 1:45 p.m.

Derrick Brown (DT; Lanier) — 3 p.m. ESPN2

Verbal commits

Eli Stove (WR; Niceville)

Woody Barrett (QB; West Orange)

Nick Coe (DL; Asheboro)

Brodarious Hamm (OL; Spalding)

Marlon Character (S; Grady)

Tashawn Manning (DT; Wekiva)

Early enrollees

Marlon Davidson (DL; Greenville)

Antwuan Jackson (DL; Cedar Grove)

Kyle Davis (WR; Archer)

Landon Rice (TE; Calhoun)

John Broussard (DB; Central)

Paul James (DL; Copiah-Lincoln)

John Franklin QB; East Mississippi CC)

Tre Threat (LB; Spanish Fort)

Malik Miller (RB; Madison Academy)

Required reading

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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