Led by Cowart, Auburn cleans up on National Signing Day
After a seven-hour wait, Auburn’s impressive National Signing Day is complete with paperwork from one of the nation’s top players, Byron Cowart.
After committing to the Tigers on ESPNU Wednesday morning, Cowart didn’t fax his signed LOI in until 4 p.m. EST after he reportedly wavered with his decision. It’s official now and Auburn finishes with one of the nation’s top classes, 27 players that combine to finish ninth nationally in the latest 247Sports’ team composite.
— Auburn Football (@FootballAU) February 4, 2015
Since Tuesday night, the Tigers picked up five of ESPN’s Top 300 headlined by two head-to-head wins over Florida in what was a fierce recruiting battle between the two down the stretch. Auburn flipped four-star receiver Darius Slayton, formerly a Georgia commit, and turned Florida commit Mike Horton (three-star OL) on signing day.
Will Muschamp loaded up on linebackers in this year’s class, four of four-star caliber. One of the biggest gets was Jeffery Holland, a pass rushing hybrid who announced during a ceremony at his school in Jacksonville, Fla. Ole Miss and Florida were late players in pursuit of Holland.
Auburn welcomes five players to bolster its offensive line including four-star guard Tyler Carr and four-star center Kaleb Kim. The Tigers signed eight players from the state of Alabama, one more than the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s class.
Cowart joins five-star JUCO transfer Jovon Robinson as the headliners, players who should compete for starting jobs this fall. Robinson has been with the Tigers since December and will battle for time in a backfield that lost Cameron Artis-Payne and Corey Grant.
Auburn’s 2015 class
- Kerryon Johnson, ATH, Madison, Ala.
- Prince Tega Wanogho Jr., DE, Elmore, Ala.
- Jovon Robinson, RB, JUCO
- Tyler Carr, OG, Gasdsen, Ala.
- Jason Smith, ATH, JUCO
- Tim Irvin, ATH, Miami
- Jeffery Holland, OLB, Jacksonville, Fla.
- Chandler Cox, FB, Apopka, Fla.
- Bailey Sharp, OT, Marietta, Ga.
- Tyler Queen, QB, Kennesaw, Ga.
- Maurice Swain, DT, JUCO
- Darius Slayton, WR, Norcross, Ga.
- Darrell Williams, OLB, Birmingham, Ala.
- Ryan Davis, WR, St. Petersburg, Fla.
- Richard McBryde, OLB, Troy, Ala.
- Marquel Harrell, OG, Fairburn, Ga.
- Jordan Colbert, S, Griffin, Ga.
- Javarius Davis, RB, Jacksonville, Fla.
- Kaleb Kim, C, Hoschton, Ga.
- Montavious Atkinson, ILB, Fairburn, Ga.
- Carlton Davis, CB, Miami
- Jauntavius Johnson, DT, Lincoln, Ala.
- Jalen Harris, TE, Montgomery, Ala.
- Mike Horton, OT, Atlanta
- Jeremiah Dinson, CB, Hialeah, Fla.
- Ian Shannon, Marietta, Ga.