Auburn rides month of June to No. 5 national recruiting ranking


In terms of recruiting, June was a fine month for Auburn. It kicked things off with the Big Cat Weekend, made a huge impression on the No. 1 quarterback left out there (5-star Torrance Gibson) and the Tigers edged out Alabama for two very good prospects.

Tyler Carr, a four-star lineman, and Jalen Harris, a three-star tight end, were the two recent additions. Both came aboard last week. The result? Even with other schools landing 7, 8 or 9 more commitments in the month of June, Auburn still held firm with a top five national recruiting ranking. There are now 17 commitments on board with Auburn–who is behind only Alabama and Texas A&M in the SEC.

Carr is a 6-foot-5, 310-pound prospect out of Gadsden (Ala.) who has a reputation around the southeast of being a very strong run blocker. He’s rated the No. 225 overall prospect in America—and he had options. Harris, a 6-foot-5, 245-pounder out of the St. James School in Montgomery (Ala.), at one point said Alabama was a dream offer for him.

Both in-staters are stoked.

“I’m from Alabama and we never really had professional ball to get excited about, you only grew up watching college football,” Carr told Saturday Down South in a recent interview. “If you make it to the college level it’s just like making it to the pros for other people. No one really cares much about the (Atlanta) Falcons around here. I mean, that’s just the way it is. It’s Auburn and it’s Alabama.”

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to industry composite ranking.

1* Jovon Robinson Georgia Military College 5 RB 5’11” 225
36 Kerryon Johnson Madison, AL 5 ATH 6’0” 185
181 Jordan Colbert Griffin, GA 4 S 6’2” 205
7* Tony Bridges Gulf Coast C.C. 4 DB 6’2″ 185
207 D’Anfernee McGriff Tallahassee, FL 4 RB 6’1″ 230
214 Darrell Williams Birmingham, AL 4 LB 6’3” 205
225 Tyler Carr Gadsden, AL 4 OL 6’5” 311
251 Kaleb Kim Hoschton, GA 4 OL 6’5” 280
276 Tyler Queen Kennesaw, GA 4 QB 6’2” 229
293 Ben Edwards Jacksonville, FL 4 S 6’0” 196
13* Jason Smith Gulf Coast C.C. 4 ATH 6’1″ 180
316 Bailey Sharp Marietta, GA 3 OL 6’5” 280
507 Montavious Atkinson Fairburn, GA 3 LB 6’2” 205
681 Marquel Harrell Fariburn, GA 3 OL 6’3″ 295
685 Chandler Cox Apopka, FL 3 RB 6’1” 220
806 Jalen Harris Montgomery, AL 3 TE 6’5” 230
837 Elijah Sullivan Tucker, GA 3 RB 6’1″ 215

*- Note: Represents national JUCO ranking.

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