Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. It’s Monday, and one Georgia Class of 2019 athlete amended his top schools list in a conversation with SEC Country. Also, a 2020 linebacker has the Tigers on top.
Georgia ATH amends top-schools list to add Auburn
When Tra Wilkins released his top 10, Auburn didn’t make the list.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound athlete — recruited by most as an outside linebacker — had a top group of Georgia, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, Alabama, South Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee and Mississippi State. The Auburn omission came as a bit of a surprise given Wilkins’ background at Stephenson High in Stone Mountain, Ga., which has given recent commitments to Auburn in the form of Carlito Gonzalez and Jalil Irvin.
Wilkins only needed one trip to the Plains to amend his top 10.
He told SEC Country that Auburn is now firmly within his top 10 and should even be considered one of his favorites. Wilkins attended the Tigers’ most recent junior day. That resulted in the change in heart regarding Auburn.
As of now, Wilkins doesn’t have a timeline for a decision.
2020 linebacker places Auburn on top
Jackson-Olin High School has been good to Auburn the last few recruiting cycles.
The Birmingham, Ala., school has provided the Tigers with 2017 linebacker TD Moultry and 2018 defensive tackle Coynis Miller. Jammal Abrams and Vonta Bentley are the 2019 recruits who Auburn is targeting, though Abrams is already committed to Florida. The trend won’t stop in the 2020 class, either.
Auburn offered 2020 linebacker Quandarrius Robinson last summer. He has since picked up offers from South Carolina and Oregon. Robinson is 6-4 and 200 pounds, so his sheer size stands out on a football field.
He has always had major interest in Auburn. For the first time (to my knowledge), Robinson announced the Tigers were his No. 1. In an interview with Rivals.com’s Chad Simmons published Monday, Robinson called Auburn the leader for now.
“I have visited Auburn five or six times and I went to a lot of their games last season, so I am really liking them a lot right now,” Robinson told Simmons. “They are my No. 1 school because I believe they really want me. I know it is not time for me make a decision yet, but they are recruiting me like it is my time and like I am a priority.”
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