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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Recruiting Primer - Revisited

 Two quick things here. 

 First thing is that an eyewitness tweet yesterday revealed that Reuben Foster's family was decked out in AU apparel while attending the events at the Under Armor All-American. AL.com is reporting that 4 star safety Antonio Conner has stated that Reuben Foster and others have been telling him about Auburn, and trying to get him to come down there.

 The other is that Carl Lawson has recently mentioned the good players that would be coming to Auburn around him would help make him a better player. This was the message he conveyed while being interviewed at the Skills Challenge on ESPN2. Not exactly a reconfirmation of his commitment, but it looks better each day as he develops relationships with the new staff at AU.

 I will be running an all day recruiting coverage event on Track Em Tigers and here simultaneously on National Signing Day (NSD) So you can keep up with everything that happens at either site.

 Now let's take a realistic look at January and what all this means. 

 It appears that Auburn is planning a really big recruiting weekend on January 11th. That is where AU will make a stand with most of the big name recruits, I'm guessing. From there the Auburn coaches must decide who will be offered scholarships, and who will put in a holding pattern waiting to hear whether they will get an offer.

 We need to understand that there will be tons of rumors, and many story lines as we march toward National Signing Day. So many in fact that we can't possibly report all of them. We will not report rumors at all. I would rather be the last person to tell you anything, than tell you something that is untrue. Besides, we don't break stories here. We just offer our impressions on the happenings in Auburn sports.

 So, buckle your seat belts, secure the hatches, and man your battle stations. The recruiting push of every programs life is upon us. 

 WAR EAGLE!
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