Four-star O-lineman leaves homestate for Auburn


Auburn is now in the business of hurting feelings, it seems.

A few days ago, the Tigers snagged a stud RB out from under Florida State’s nose in Tallahassee (Fla.). Right before that, they swayed one of Ohio State’s commitments. And today? Auburn took a stroll into Georgia … which it does often … and came away with an offensive lineman the Bulldogs really wanted. Kaleb Kim, a national top 250 prospect out of Hoschton (Ga.), just picked Auburn. The offensive guard made it official at his school around 3 p.m. on Thursday.

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The end result? The Tigers now have 11 commitments and are firmly in the No. 3 spot in the national rankings.

Kim had 42 pancake blocks as a junior and graded out at 88 percent on the line, garnering him all-star honors as both a sophomore and junior.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the composite rankings for high school prospects.


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  • Once is an accident, two is happenstance, three times is a trend. UGA for whatever reason can not recruit top OL prospects. Losing time and time again on top OL within their OWN state…’s a long way to Signing Day. I’d assume UGA will stay after this kid.

  • Another lineman leaves the state. Save this headline. It can be used weekly. Big games are won and lost at the line of scrimmage. Always has been that way. Always will be that way. You can be fast and cute ala Oregon, Boise State. But, you will hardly EVER win the “Big Games” or have any sustained success without dominating line play. It’s like that in PeeWee league all the way up to NFL.