The Auburn Tigers had a disappointing 8-5 season that ended with an Outback Bowl loss to Wisconsin, but they’re look to reload for 2015 and beyond on the recruiting trail. Who’s on their way to Auburn? Who’s still deciding? All this and more in our recruiting roundup:
FIVE-STAR DE "GOT THAT FAMILY FEEL" ON AUBURN VISIT
CeCe Jefferson is one of the top uncommitted prospects in the nation, and took his official visit to Auburn over the weekend.
“I was just happy to get up and see the place,” Jefferson said. “The coaches told me I would be blown away and they didn’t lie. Everything they said was as advertised. I just had a great time.”
Jefferson said the fact Auburn had so many top recruits - he was one of seven five star guys on campus - was significant.
“That’s big man, that’s huge,” Jefferson said. “You want to go somewhere where you know. There’s knowns and there’s unknowns. I have a lot of knowns here. I feel comfortable with these guys. I know how they’re going to use me in the defense. I know what they’re about. My dad and all them have a good relationship. My mom. My parents. It’s four hours away from where I live. It’s not too far away. But it’s far away enough for me to grow up. It’s a great place and I definitely wouldn’t mind coming here.”
During his visit, Jefferson spent a good deal of time with new Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. Jefferson is from Florida, and Muschamp had been recruiting him for years while he was the head coach of the Florida Gators.
JALEN HARRIS PREDICTS BIG SIGNING DAY FOR AUBURN
Four-star TE Jalen Harris, a firm Auburn commit, was tasked during the weekend with recruiting the best prospects in the country, trying to convince them to also sign with Auburn.
"It was fun, I had the chance to talk to some big recruits," said Harris. "I think we have a good chance of landing some of those guys. I think it will be a good day on the Plains on February 4th. I got some positive feedback from all of them. They're all different guys looking for different things. We never pressured them, I think we sold a couple of them."
Harris committed to Auburn in June, and hasn't wavered on that commitment since.
"I'm not taking anymore officials, I love this place and I'm blessed I have the opportunity to come here," he said. "It's been a huge relief. I remember when I committed, there was a lot of pressure on me. I thought at the time, maybe I wasn't ready, but looking back, I'm glad I made the decision I made. I'm happy to be an Auburn Tiger."
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