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WaynesAUworld
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
Andres Fox I understand. The silent was before getting the Stanford offer iirc. Can't fault a guy for going to Stanford for the education. On the other hand Fields and Ross......


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AA7
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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Silent commits is the part of recruiting that bugs me the most

Coaches should understand that silent commitments mean nothing. Heck, public commitments don't mean anything.


TigerPaw1
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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Coaches should understand that silent commitments mean nothing. Heck, public commitments don't mean anything.

Ya & that goes both ways. So many kids think they have committed to a program only to get pushed out when bigger fish come along. Until signed, everything is temporary


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Rhino5
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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RB - 2

Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't that give us NINE scholarship running backs ??

-Barrett
-Martin
-Miller
-Whitlow
-Asa
-Shivers
-Joiner
-2019 RB
-2019 RB

Can we not purge some bodies and use the scholarships elsewhere? It seems like Gus is grabbing a sample pool and figuring what works rather than going after an every down back.


ellitor
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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Coaches should understand that silent commitments mean nothing.
I wouldn't take them if I were a HC. I'm glad at least Gus told Joiner to go public or don't commit when he wanted to silently commit to AU last month.
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Heck, public commitments don't mean anything.
Well at least w/ a public commit at least you know historically you have a 90% chance of the kid signing w/ you.
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ellitor
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't that give us NINE scholarship running backs ??

-Barrett
-Martin
-Miller
-Whitlow
-Asa
-Shivers
-Joiner
-2019 RB
-2019 RB

Can we not purge some bodies and use the scholarships elsewhere? It seems like Gus is grabbing a sample pool and figuring what works rather than going after an every down back.
Joiner will be a HB/Te more than a RB. And there will be attrition. There inevitably almost always is.

Also we haven't used the full scholly alotment in a while w/out handing out schollies to 4-7 walk ons on a yearly basis.
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TigerPaw1
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't that give us NINE scholarship running backs ??

I would assume there will be some attrition. Also guys like Joiner & Whitlow could easily move positions as well if needed

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Can we not purge some bodies and use the scholarships elsewhere? It seems like Gus is grabbing a sample pool and figuring what works rather than going after an every down back.

AU typically tries to grab 2 RBs each cycle. That could change in 2019 but that's just my assumption. Also I stand on the side that we do have every down backs on the roster. Asa Martin, Devan Barrett, JaTarvious Whitlow, Malik Miller are all guys I think can be 20+ carry backs in the SEC


FWIW AU is making a major push on 5* Noah Cain who is a non debatable every down back. If they got someone like him I could see only signing one back in next year's class
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AA7
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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I wouldn't take them if I were a HC

Yep, it's like when two people are dating. If one of them wants to keep the relationship a secret then it's likely they are still banging other people.


TigerPaw1
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
Well a 2019 OT is already off the board. 4* Jackson Lampley just committed to Tennessee. At one point he had us #1 but he's apparently a Vol legacy so not sure we really had a shot once Butch was fired

Edit: Looks like he's classified as an OG now
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GenesChin
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
I'd only do it for someone who faces a lot of pressure in their environment but kid + family is on board from beginning.

Justyn Ross was in Phenix City, he had no reason to be a silent


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AA7
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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he's apparently a Vol legacy

UT is the total opposite of us when it comes to legacies


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Rhino5
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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FWIW AU is making a major push on 5* Noah Cain who is a non debatable every down back. If they got someone like him I could see only signing one back in next year's class

I've watched his film and he's a special talent. Tre Mason-like through the holes and can turn it up when in open space. Someone from auburn needs to talk to him everyday for the next year lol.


TigerPaw1
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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Someone from auburn needs to talk to him everyday for the next year lol.

Sounds like that person might be Bo Nix


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WareagleKK
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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Also another source I respect says Ross silently committed to both AU & Clemson before going public w/ Clemson. Silent commits is the part of recruiting that bugs me the most. If the above is true that's at least 3 silents we lost in this past class. Fields, Andres Fox, & Ross.



Only thing I know that is 100% fact is that his mom preferred he be at Auburn. Justyn preferred Clemson all along. His grandma just wanted him close to home.

In the end it appears that they let him make his own decision. Good parenting, IMO.


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ATLtiger12
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
Don't usually watch a lot of HS highlights, I just feel like most D1 athletes just outrun everyone else on the field. However, I loved the highlight reel for Quinton Torbor. I'm going to be rooting hard for AU to get him.

Kid has a serious motor on him and fought for every yard. Half of his highlights was him laying pancakes on DB's too. You can tell he enjoys being physical. Also, had several jump ball catches and catches in traffic. I am fan. Also, wouldn't hurt if he helps out with Emery .


TigerPaw1
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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Don't usually watch a lot of HS highlights, I just feel like most D1 athletes just outrun everyone else on the field. However, I loved the highlight reel for Quinton Torbor. I'm going to be rooting hard for AU to get him.

Kid has a serious motor on him and fought for every yard. Half of his highlights was him laying pancakes on DB's too. You can tell he enjoys being physical. Also, had several jump ball catches and catches in traffic. I am fan. Also, wouldn't hurt if he helps out with Emery .

Completely agree

I remember stumbling onto his film when AU offered like the day after Larry Porter was hired. Was blown away & surprised we were the first offer. With Emery being a big time prospect I expect Torbor's offer list to continue to grow. The last update I saw, which wasn't that long ago, was that it was AU/MSST right now. I am hoping he's a take tho not sure with the limited WR spots we will probably use in 2019 & some big fish out there that AU is making a move on like Haselwood (still think he sticks with UGA) & Jashawn Sheffield (supposedly we have made a major move here)


GoCrazyAuburn
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
I think if we get Cain, he may be the only RB we take. We have plenty of bodies there right now, and could definitely use that extra slot for some DL/OT/CB's


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GoCrazyAuburn
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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Quinton Torbor


Kid reminds me a lot of Darvin Adams, maybe a little bigger than he was coming out of HS. Catches with his hands almost exclusively, run great routes, can win the jump ball.


RandySavage
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
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Someone from auburn needs to talk to him everyday for the next year lol.


Just keep Gus away from him and we might have a chance.


TigerPaw1
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re: 2019 Football Recruiting Thread - Auburn Goes 4/7 & Land Brothers
How close Auburn came to stealing WR Ja’Marr Chase from LSU (SECCountry)
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These aren’t always the stories fans want to read.

But they’re the ones that give the best picture of how hard these college decisions can be.

Four-star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase woke up the morning of his National Signing Day commitment with uncertainty remaining. He knew he’d be a Tiger. But in which state? At which school? The decision came down to Auburn and LSU, but ultimately the Metairie, La., native chose the in-state team.

His decision truly came down to the final moments.

“This morning when I woke up,” Chase told SEC Country. “The night before when I went to sleep, Auburn was on my mind. That’s where I wanted to go at first, but I had to follow my heart. I prayed about it. It’s been a hard few days coming back from my Auburn official, so I prayed on everything.”

In the end, family became a major factor.

Not that his family prevented him from going to Auburn, just the idea of having people close enough to attend most, if not all games, was too tough for Chase to pass up. Despite committing to Kansas and Florida throughout the process, Chase felt by the end of the process it made more sense to stay closer to home.

LSU gained from that choice.

“They just wanted to make sure they could make games and watch me play,” Chase said. “They couldn’t make every game at Auburn, so I thought about that and by them coming up there for every home game would be a 4-hour drive vs. LSU being a 1-hour drive. Them being closer will be better for them.”

Chase’s father, Jimmy, joined Ja’Marr on his official visit.

The Chases tried to come to the Plains on two previous occasions. Chase attempted to attend an Auburn home game toward the end of the season. He was injured during his Friday night game, which forced him to rearrange plans. Chase was scheduled for a Jan. 19 official visit to Auburn. That, too, had to be rescheduled.

To Jimmy Chase, as they searched for reasons to choose one, those previous trips felt like a telling omen.

“Auburn made a serious push at the end. They came on strong, but you have to understand that we didn’t have enough time with Auburn to build a relationship. Every time we were scheduled to go to Auburn, something came up,” Jimmy Chase said. “It was a sign more or less.”




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