Auburn is on the short list for many of the top recruits yet to sign, including No. 1 ILB Tony Steward, No. 2 DE Ray Drew, No. 1 RB Isaiah Crowell, and No. 1 OT Cyrus Kouandjio. Crowell and Kouandjio are also considering Alabama, who unsurprisingly has another strong class under Coach Nick Saban.
The Tide currently ranks 3rd on ESPN.com Recruiting Insider’s list, behind only Florida State and Texas. Alabama has a very strong list of commits and is in serious contention to land No. 1 overall recruit DE JaDaveon Clowney from South Pointe High School in South Carolina. Clowney appears to be head and shoulders above the rest of the class.
It looks like the State of Alabama is going to continue its success into the future based upon a couple years of on the field success – the whole consecutive seasons with a Heisman and National Championship thing – plus some great incoming recruiting classes to replenish some holes left by great players leaving for the NFL Draft.
Auburn’s going to learn the hard way, just like Alabama this year, it’s not so easy to repeat. You’re going to get everyone’s best shot, week in and week out. On top of that, you’re going to have to replace some seriously key players. But only time will tell how well Auburn can weather the storm.
The ongoing recruiting season should still have lots to say about Alabama and Auburn’s futures. There should be plenty of noise made from the state in the upcoming week with National Signing Day only one week away, on February 2nd.