It was the middle of last August when Springville center Chase Hughes, having not received much in the way of attention from Auburn over the summer, announced that Ole Miss led for his signature. With that news coming on the heels of Aubrey Phillips' medical episode, it prompted a good old-fashioned freak-out by your humble Auburn Blogger, in which I noted that Auburn had only … [Read more...] about Krootin’: Thomas O’Reilly commits, etc.
It's official: four-star defensive tackle and U.S. Army All-American Jeffrey Whitaker will sign with Auburn on Wednesday. This is wicked awesome for any number of reasons: 1. After what appears to be a giant whiff on freshman (i.e. non-Nick Fairley) tackle prospects in Auburn's last recruiting class, DT was the position of absolute highest need for the remaining slots in … [Read more...] about Krootin’: Jeffrey Whitaker commits
Let's start right here: I don't feel good about Auburn keeping Shon Coleman. Obviously anything can happen between now and Wednesday, and there still seems to be plenty of (reasonably well-founded) optimism from certain Auburn corners ... but 'Bama optimism is rampant right now, and not just from their fans: when the guys on their recruiting beat are saying similar things, it … [Read more...] about Krootin’: Shon Coleman vs. the macro, plus updates
AAARRRGGGHHH: Internet outage for about 3 1/2 hours this morning. Think everything here is still up-to-date; apologies. Damn Matt Hinton and his "ooooh, let's conclusively demonstrate exactly why recruiting is so important" ilk. My offseason life was so much simpler before I decided I'd spend a giant chunk of it worrying over the whims of 17- and 18-year-olds. But … [Read more...] about ‘Krootin: Is it Signing Day yet?
If you're joining us late: we're taking an overview of Auburn's 2010 recruiting class as it stands today, with the final few pieces ready to fall into place over the next couple of weeks. We've done the offense; here comes the defense (and special teams), which has a lot to get excited about but isn't quite as stacked as the offensive class ... yet. DEFENSIVE ENDS On … [Read more...] about Krootin’: the Defensive/ST Overview (plus projection)