What do Auburn recruits think of the team’s 0-2 start?
They’d like for Auburn to have more wins, of course, but there doesn’t seem to be anywhere near the same type of widespread panic and hotseat rumors like that were swirling around UGA last year after a similar 0-2 start. “We’ll be fine” seems to be general sentiment at Auburn.
Perhaps no out-of-state school recruits the state of Georgia as well as Auburn, which has 17 commits for its 2013 class, including five from the state (without counting 5-star transplant Reuben Foster).
We asked the Auburn recruits simply what they thought about 0-2:
CALLING ALL SCHOOLS: A ton of college scouts are expected to travel to South Georgia on Friday to see Dooly County play Wilcox County. More specifically, they will be there to observe Dooly County DT Montravius Adams, who is ranked as the state’s No. 2 overall prospect by 247sports. Alabama assistant Chris Rumph watched Adams last week, while UGA recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner, along with assistant Will Friend, have already confirmed for Friday. “I know there’s a lot more coming, and I will know more later this week,” Dooly County coach Jimmy Hughes said. Auburn and Clemson appear to be the leaders for Adams, who is also strongly considering UGA, Florida and Tennessee, among others. Adams has scheduled an official visit to Michigan State. In two games, Adams had 17 tackles, including 5 tackles for losses and two sacks. He also has one caused fumble, one broken up pass, and one carry for one touchdown. “Sometimes he has as many as three blockers on him,” Hughes said.
ROBERT NKEMDICHE UPDATE: Without telling reporters the night before last time, Robert Nkemdiche quietly made an unofficial visit for Ole Miss’s season opener to watch his older brother lead the team in tackles. Nkemdiche is committed to Clemson, and visited the Tigers last weekend. This week? He will be back at Ole Miss for the Texas game, and the source is his older brother, Denzel Nkemdiche. He told 247sports that his little brother will be there, along with “a lot of his friends committed to Clemson” … Nkemdiche tweeted at this reporter on Thursday, saying “No one pay attention to what he has to say about me, it’s made up.” When I contacted Nkemdiche, he was specifically upset about the story saying his mother was “upset” at Clemson and “it was not a done deal.” After being informed that the story was reported by ESPN and not the AJC, Nkemdiche deleted the tweet.
THE FUTURE: It went a little under the radar because he’s a junior, but Bo Scarborough of Tuscaloosa, Ala., committed to his hometown school, Alabama, last Friday night. Some consider the 6-foot-2, 220-pound RB to be a “lock” as a 5-star prospect. Up until a few weeks ago, Scarborough had said publicly that UGA was his leader. His commitment to Alabama might actually help UGA with its chances at two seniors this year, Norcross’ Alvin Kamara (undecided) and Walton’s Tyren Jones (committed to Alabama but told ESPN he will take an official visit to UGA).
PREDICTIONS: Jake Rowe, the UGASports.com Recruiting Analyst, broke down the board for UGA offensive linemen and had this to say about 5-star Laremy Tunsil of Lake City, Fla. “Tunsil has a top three of UGA, Florida, and Alabama right now, but the word around the five-star tackle is that Georgia is the leader, Alabama is second, and Florida is barely hanging on. Tunsil has stated that he likes Georgia’s playbook, and has formed a great relationship with Georgia assistants Mike Bobo, Will Friend, and John Lilly. Tunsil has also gone on the record as saying that his mother’s favorite visit was to Georgia.” You can read the rest of Jake’s analysis by clicking here ($).
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