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May 25, 2012
'Big Cat' welcoming elite prospects
- - Auburn is set to hold their fourth-annual Big Cat recruiting weekend. Gene Chizik's program has enjoyed tremendous success from the event in the first three years and many of the nation's top prospects will make their way to Auburn starting Friday.
Seven of Auburn's nine 2013 commitments will be on campus.
The seven includes Rivals100 Muscle Shoals (Ala.) DL Dee Liner, Rivals100 Central Gwinnett (Ga.) LB Trey Johnson, Rivals100 Milton (Ga.) DE Carl Lawson, Rivals250 Pinson Valley (Ala.) WR Earnest Robinson, the nation's No. 1 kicker in Harrison (Ga.) K Jimmy Hutchinson, Carver-Montgomery (Ala.) QB Jeremy Johnson, and Dothan (Ala.) CB Kamryn Melton.
Auburn will be welcoming in around ten uncommitted prospects, including two members of the Rivals100 and a Rivals250 prospect.
Rivals100 St. Petersburg (Fla.) RB Ryan Green is making his second visit to Auburn this year. Green holds over 30 college offers, including Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon and many more.
Rivals100 Dooly County (Ga.) DT Montravius Adams will be returning to Auburn, Adams visited the Plains two months ago. Adams is the nation's No. 1-ranked defensive tackle and holds offers from Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Miami (FL), Southern Cal and virtually every other elite college program.
Rivals250 Elberton (Ga.) RB Tyshon Dye visited Auburn for Junior Day in February, and is returning this weekend. Dye holds offer from Auburn, Clemson, Nebraska, Southern Cal, Notre Dame and more, and recently stated that Auburn and Clemson were schools standing out.
Rivals250 Nashville (Tenn.) ATH Jalen Ramsey will also visit.
McGill-Toolen (Ala.) ATH Jason Smith is visiting. Smith is the only Top-12 in-state prospect uncommitted and holds offers from Auburn and Alabama. Milton (Fla.) WR Isaiah Jones will be making his second visit to Auburn this spring/summer. Jones holds offers from Auburn, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia and many more. Lovejoy (Ga.) TE Arshad Jackson, Cooper City (Fla.) ATH Lemond Johnson, Jonesboro (Ga.) CB Cameron Sutton and Spanish Fort (Ala.) CB Jonathan Cook will all be in Auburn this weekend.
Alpharetta (Ga.) DE Naim Mustafaa plans to visit. Georgia and Georgia Tech have been said to be Mustafaa's leaders.
A strong group of 2014 prospects are scheduled to visit Auburn also. Standout in-state prospects Calera (Ala.) ATH Ronnie Clark and Carver-Montgomery (Ala.) LB Shaun Dion Hamilton will be on campus. Clark projects as one of Alabama's top prospects in the 2014 class and already holds an offer from Auburn.
Gainesville (Ga.) QB DeShaun Watson is also set to visit, Watson is currently committed to Clemson. Two teammates of Green from St. Petersburg will be visiting in 2014 RB Chris White and 2015 DB Jacquan Fuller.
Auburn (Ala.) DE Rashaan Evans, Auburn (Ala.) ATH Blaise Taylor and Muscle Shoals (Ala.) RB Deven Sullivan will also be visiting this weekend. Evans is the son of former Auburn running back, Alan Evans.