There’s no better recruiting tool than playing in a national title game. It can affect your next recruiting class, and the one after that.
And even the one after that, too. That’s what Auburn is finding out.
Jalin Buie is a talented sophomore running back from national recruiting hotbed Trinity Christian in Jacksonville (Fla.) he pledged to the Tigers this week as part of the class of 2016, joining DE Landon Rice–who picked Auburn back in November. Even though the 5-foot-8, 175-pound Buie is only a sophomore, he already earned SEC scholarship offers from the Tigers, Tennessee, South Carolina and Vanderbilt, as well as several other BCS schools. Buie rushed for 1,527 yards and scored 15 touchdowns after rushing for 548 yards and 4 TDs as a freshman–not too shabby on a team loaded with BCS-level recruiting talent.
He’s quick and shifty and speed will never be an issue for this back. And he loves what Tre Mason did for Auburn this year, he told Scout.com.
Only 17 sophomores in the country are committed to schools already. And Buie’s class has not been ranked by any services yet, but he’s bound to be a four or even five-star level type of prospect when those evaluations are complete.