Assessing Auburn's current 2015 class
Editor’s Note: All rankings, both individual and team, are courtesy of 247Sports.
Following a disappointing bowl loss, Auburn is looking to make a final push this month and are in a strong position to do so. The Tigers have received good news during the last month of several key parts returning, and a influx of young players that can have an immediate impact could vault Auburn to leader of the pack in the SEC West.
How do the Tigers stack up with their current 2015 recruiting class?
Current Auburn 2015 recruiting class
- National Rank: No. 12. Auburn missed out on some key targets at last weekend’s prep all-star games, but have garnered interest from several of the top uncommitted prospects.
- SEC Rank: No. 6. Auburn is in the middle of the pack of the SEC right now, but adding a couple more strong signees to send the Tigers up.
- No. of Commitments: 20
- No. of Commitments by Rating: Zero five-stars, 12 four-stars, eight three-stars
A trio of JUCO transfers are set to arrive on campus this month, each of whom could make an immediate impact on both sides of the ball. Running back Jovon Robinson is a talented, powerful back who is expected to be in the midst of the competition for the starting role, while athlete Jason Smith likely will make a change from quarterback to wide receiver and defensive tackle Maurice Swain is a huge pickup on the defensive interior for defensive line coach Rodney Garner.
Five Tigers commits made strong showings at last week’s Under Armour All-America Game events in Orlando. Kerryon Johnson had an outstanding week at safety, but said he’d still like to play running back for the Tigers. Linebackers Darrell Williams and Richard McBryde also played well and will provide athletic options in the middle of the defense for Will Muschamp. Perhaps the player with the most impressive week was safety Jordan Colbert, who flew around the back end of the defense and is as athletic as they come.
What should have Tigers fans on the edge of their seats in the number of top uncommitted prospects reportedly interested in Auburn. A late push this month could take a very good class and make it elite.