Auburn landed one of its top offensive targets as Snellville, Ga., receiver Matthew Hill announced his commitment to the Tigers. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Hill is a four-star recruit at Brookwood High School, ranked as the No. 160 national prospect, No. 32 receiver and No. 18 recruit in Georgia.
The Tigers hope to add 2 more prospects; Central-Phenix City’s Justyn Ross and Cottondale receiver Seth Williams who are both being recruited hard by the Tigers.
In a report by CBS Sports Dennis Dodd, Lane Kiffin’s Fla Atlantic school may soon be referred to as “2nd Chance U”. FAU now has 3 high profile former “Last Chance U players” on his roster including former Auburn player John Franklin. Other players include;
- De’Andre Johnson. The quarterback who was dismissed from Florida State after allegedly punching a woman in a bar. And Tim Bonner who Left Louisville after being accused of having a gun.
- Nothing Kiffin is doing with these transfers is revolutionary. It is, however, the number of high-profile roster additions that’s making waves in college football.
Like many other coaches before him, Kiffin will be judged not only on wins and losses, but what these kids do off the field. Asked why he’s taking a chance on these players Kiffin simply said- “we have to fix our roster”.
The Auburn Police Division is searching for two teens who have been missing for over a week. Carolina McKenzie Harrelson, 16, and her brother, Charles Rhett Harrelson Jr., 14, were last seen at their residence on Aug. 6th in the 700 block of Hunter Court in Auburn. Investigators say they may have left the residence in anticipation of a custody hearing. Although the 2 are believed to be in hiding, police are actively investigating the matter to determine their location and ensure their well being. Pictures of the 2 can be seen on the OA Now website. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call detectives at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip line 334-246-1391.
Yesterday Sean White said Jarred Stidham “deserves to be the starter.” “He’s a great quarterback,” and said “I know I’m not going into it as the starter, but I’m excited. I think we have a great team and we’re going to do really well this year. I’m all in for this season for whatever they ask me to do.” White had a feeling that’s what the decision would be when he was called in to meet with coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey on Monday. He had been “mentally prepared” for the possibility that Stidham would take his job ever since the Baylor transfer arrived in December. And since White has spent two seasons playing for Auburn and has seen a lot of the defenses the Tigers will face in the SEC this season, he thinks he can help the starter when it comes to film study and game preparation. There remains a good chance that White will play at some point this season, too. It’s a fact that has not been lost on him. Three quarterbacks took snaps for the Tigers last season. Lindsey’s Arizona State offense had the same number of guys play the position. White is on track to graduate in December, so there’s a chance this season could be his last at Auburn. A quarterback who can boast a season of 63.9 percent completion, 1,679 yards and nine touchdowns in the SEC would be sought after as a graduate transfer. White didn’t dismiss the possibility on Tuesday, either, rather saying that he hadn’t yet thought about it and likely wouldn’t until later down the road.