Junior days on tap at Auburn, Vandy

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Talk about being on two different ends of the spectrum when it comes to junior days this weekend.

On one end, you have Auburn. The Tigers are coming off a national championship game appearance, put up umpteen points per game, and of course there’s room on defense for early playing time. Things have changed considerably when it comes to recruiting at Auburn. It is an easy sell, and juniors invited to campus this weekend will likely be wide-eyed. Don’t be surprised if Auburn lands a target or two after its junior day.

On the other hand is Vanderbilt, a program that is trying to build back up to what it was just a few months ago. New head coach Derek Mason has barely had time to catch his breath after rebuilding the 2014 class in what seemed like 10 minutes. He has had to evaluate the 2015 class quickly enough to extend junior day invites to kids the Commodores would love to land commitments from. That’s a lot of work compacted into just a few weeks.

Either way, expect some key commitments this weekend. That usually follows junior days.

And for the record … what is a junior day? It is an NCAA-allowed day for underclassmen to come to campus with their parents or guardians, meet the coaches, see the school and meet with the academic support staff. It is an unofficial visit, so it’s on the families’ dime. Also, it’s not a camp. No pads are donned, no 40-yard dash times are run. It’s just a chance to get “acquainted”.

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