Friday, April 30, 2010

Prowl Shut Down

Auburn was halfway through their second annual Tiger Prowl when the NCAA shut it down along with many imitations. Schools such as Georgia and Florida State had copied the act of sending up to six coaches at once to visit a recruit's high school but the NCAA has made a new rule effective immediately. Now, no more than two coaches from a school can visit a player per day.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Shon Coleman on ESPN.com

ESPN.com has a story posted now on Shon Coleman's cancer struggle and a fund set up in his name here.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Newton Named Starter

Auburn has named Cameron Newton the starting quarterback for the 2010 season. The starting quarterback has not been announced this early since Brandon Cox returned for his senior season.

Gene Chizik was quoted as saying, "After thoroughly evaluating our quarterbacks during spring practice and over the last week, Cam has emerged as our post-spring No. 1 quarterback."

Newton was 3-8 for 80 yards during A-Day while the other quarterbacks were 17-21 for 199 yards and a touchdown.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Coleman Signs with Buffalo

Auburn defensive end Antonio Coleman went undrafted in this year's NFL Draft but has accepted a free agent offer from the Buffalo Bills. According to AuburnUndercover, Coleman received more than a dozen offers from NFL teams. Coleman projects at outside linebacker in the NFL.

Two NFL Updates

  • Auburn cornerback Walter McFadden was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the seventh pick of the 5th round of the NFL Draft. He was 138th overall.
  • Former Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell was traded from the Washington Redskins to the Oakland Raiders for a fourth round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tate Drafted

With the 26th pick of the 2nd round (58 overall), the Houston Texans have selected Ben Tate.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Former Standout Traded

Former standout defensive end Quentin Groves has been traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a fifth round draft choice.

Lineman Picks Tigers

Scout.com's number three center in the nation has picked Auburn over the Alabama Crimson Tide today. Reese Dismukes, out of Spanish Fort, Alabama, announced his decision today at a ceremony at his high school. He is on the Rivals 250 Watch List and had offers from schools such as Florida State, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss, among many others.

Dismukes plans on graduating in December and enrolling in the spring of 2011. He adds to an already great 2011 offensive line class for the Tigers with Rivals 250 Watch List guard Spencer Region and Marietta, Georgia guard Thomas O'Reilly are already on board.

Dismukes says he may take other visits but he is 100% Auburn.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Commitment Watch

Check back here around 1:30 CT for an official decision from Reese Dismukes.

Recruiting: Quarterbacks

With Jeff Driskel off the board, Auburn will look elsewhere for a quarterback for the 2011 recruiting class. Auburn has extended offers to three other quarterbacks: Christian LeMay, Kiehl Frazier and C.J. Uzomah.

LeMay is a pro-style quarterback out of Matthews, North Carolina with good size and good speed. At 6'2", 200 lbs., the Rivals 250 Watch List QB runs a 4.59 second 40 yard dash. LeMay is likely to be listed among the top three quarterbacks in the 2011 class. LeMay visited Auburn for the first time two weeks ago and plans a return trip for an official visit in the fall. He lists his top three as Georgia, Clemson and Auburn and it appears UGA is currently the team to beat. A decision likely will not come until after his official visits.

Kiehl Frazier has even more size on LeMay and is listed as a dual-threat quarterback. Frazier, out of Springdale, Arkansas, is likely to be named the top quarterback in the 2011 class. Frazier plays for Shiloh Christian which is where Gus Malzahn coached and they still run Malzahn's offense. The 6'3", 215 lb. Elite 11 quarterback has offers from pretty much every school imaginable. Frazier has been to the Plains many times and I see this as an Auburn, Arkansas battle, with LSU and Miami looking in from the outside. A decision should come in June or July with the Tigers hoping to get Frazier on campus for Big Cat Weekend.

C.J. Uzomah, another dual-threat quarterback, is the biggest of all of the quarterbacks offered at 6'5", 230 lbs which is why Rivals lists him as an athlete. Uzomah is being recruited by Auburn as a quarterback as are many teams. The North Gwinnett High School standout has offers from most SEC and ACC schools. Uzomah has been on the Plains a couple of times but says he is pretty wide open right now. Uzomah says he hopes to have a final decision before the season begins but only if he knows for sure that is what he wants.

Side Note: Do not forget Reese Dismukes will announce his college decision tomorrow at his high school. At the moment, Auburn appears in a great position.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Driskel To Florida

Top quarterback target Jeff Driskel has committed to the Florida Gators. This leaves C.J. Uzomah, Kiehl Frazier and Christian LeMay as the top quarterback prospects for the Tigers in 2011.

Friday, April 16, 2010

A-Day Rosters

Blue

3 DeAngelo Benton WR
8 Anthony Gulley-Morgan DB
13 Craig Sanders DE
18 Kodi Burns WR
23 Onterio McCalebb RB
24 D’Antoine Hood DB
26 Mike McNeil S
27 Mario Fannin RB
28 Blake Poole DB
29 Chandler Brooks K
30 Dorian Rhodes DB
32 Eric Smith RB
33 Jessel Curry LB
36 Wade Christopher LB
38 Chase Erickson LB
40 Robert Hill DE
41 Rodney Cofield DB
41 Edgar Pritchett WR
43 Philip Lutzenkirchen TE
47 Joey Caldwell LB
50 Ryan Pugh OL
56 Ashton Richardson LB
57 Byron Isom OL
59 Patrick Butler LB
60 Joe Jones DL
65 Jake Lembke DS
71 John Sullen OL
73 Lee Ziemba OL
74 Jamar Travis DL
75 Brandon Mosley OL
80 Emory Blake WR
81 Terrell Zachery WR
83 Xavier Brown WR
89 Darvin Adams WR
96 Chris Humphries LB
99 Blake Shaffer LB

White

2 Aairon Savage DB
9 Quindarius Carr WR
11 Mike Slade DB
14 Demond Washington DB
16 Robert Cooper TE
16 Ikeem Means S
17 Josh Bynes LB
18 Wes Byrum K
20 Drew Cole S
21 Eltoro Freeman LB
21 Ryan Shoemaker P
22 T'Sharvan Bell DB
24 Chris Otersen WR
28 Dontae Aycock RB
30 LaElice Crayton RB
35 Jonathan Evans LB
35 Jacob Kerby FB
37 Tyler Mickens DB
39 Ralph Spry WR
40 Trevor Barden WR
41 Edgar Pritchett WR
45 Antoine Carter DE
46 Craig Stevens LB
47 Nathan Taylor WR
48 Woody Parramore DB
49 Michael Goggans DE
51 Watson Downs LB
61 Josh Harris DS
63 Blake Burgess OL
67 George Kasper OL
70 Andre Harris OL
72 Andrew Parmer OL
77 A.J. Greene OL
78 Roszell Gayden OL
79 Jared Cooper OL
82 Jay Wisner WR
87 Derek Winter WR
90 Nick Fairley DL
93 Mike Blanc DL
94 Nosa Eguae DE
95 Dee Ford DE
97 Derrick Lykes DL

Credit to AuburnSports.com

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Two HUGE Visitors Today

Auburn had two big names on campus for practice today. Brey Cook of Arkansas and A.J. Johnson of Georgia. Both are on the Rivals 250 Watch List.

UPDATED: Spencer Region and Reese Dismukes were indeed visiting Alabama's practice today. I will let you know what I hear.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

O'Reilly Commits!

Auburn added another big time offensive lineman Tuesday night with the addition of offensive lineman Thomas O'Reilly. The star guard out of Pope High School in Marietta, GA announced his decision on Atlanta radio station 790 The Zone. O'Reilly has offers from Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Maryland, Duke, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest, among others.

He is Auburn's fourth commitment for the 2011 class.

Auburn Announces All-Decade Team

10,000+ Auburn fans voted on AuburnTigers.com for Auburn's All-Decade Team. Here are the results:

QB - Jason Campbell
RB - Carnell Williams
RB - Ronnie Brown
WR - Ben Obomanu
WR - Courtney Taylor
OT - Marcus McNeill
OG - Ben Grubbs
OC - Danny Lindsey
OG - Monreko Crittenden
OT - Kendall Simmons
TE - Cooper Wallace

DE - Quentin Groves
DT - DeMarco McNeil
DT - Sen'Derrick Marks
DE - Antonio Coleman
LB - Karlos Dansby
LB - Dontarrious Thomas
LB - Travis Williams
CB - Carlos Rogers
CB - Jerraud Powers
S - Junior Rosegreen
S - Will Herring

K - John Vaughn
P - Kody Bliss
RS - Tristan Davis

Some Notes

  • Anthony Gulley is now going by Anthony Gulley-Morgan.
  • Paul Finebaum has predicted Auburn to go 9-3 in 2010.
  • Jeff Grimes says offensive tackle John Sullen has had a solid spring and in great shape.
  • It appears Cam Newton has been taking the majority of first team snaps.
  • Probably the biggest news is that it appears Shon Coleman is cancer free. He still has to go through treatment but it is miraculous that he is in remission after just 15 days of treatment.
Now some notes from Saturday's scrimmage:
  • Mario Fannin had a 60 yard touchdown run.
  • The only touchdown pass was from Newton to Darvin Adams. Neil Caudle threw an interception to Demond Washington.
  • The offense won the scrimmage.
  • Stick with me...I know I have not updated a ton lately but that is about to change.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Recruiting Updates

  • Star center Reese Dismukes will decide between Auburn and Alabama on April 21 according to AuburnSports.com. Dismukes has family connections at both schools and it is not known which way he will sway. He has visited both schools twice in the last couple of weeks and may make a few more trips before he announces.
  • One of the top overall players in the nation, Kris Frost, was in Auburn this weekend and was absolutely blown away. Most schools are recruiting him at linebacker but Auburn will give him the option to play receiver. He says his top schools, in no order, are Auburn, Michigan, North Carolina and Cal. He will return for A-Day and, according to Rivals, attempt to bring star quarterback teammate Christian LeMay.