Much like Justin Ferguson does on the Auburn team side, recruiting reporter Benjamin Wolk will answer the Recruiting Question of the Day. You can ask him questions on Twitter or Facebook. Look for our Question of the Day each weekday. Go here to see our previous answers.
What will be the main focus of positions of need in next years recruiting class?
— Glen Knight (@GlenKnight6) March 21, 2018
Auburn has a few top needs in the 2019 class.
Last week, we took a look at the No. 1 priority in the class. But as most recruiting followers know, there is rarely only one thing a program needs to shore up through recruiting. In Auburn’s 2019 recruiting cycle, there are three position groups that will be the immediate emphasis for the Tigers.
Auburn will hone in on tackles, defensive linemen and cornerbacks in the 2019 class.
At tackle, the recruiting need is well known. Auburn has some long-term security at tackle if Prince Tega Wanogho and Calvin Ashley are the go-to tackles this year. But Auburn didn’t land any tackles in the 2018 class and will need to fix that this year.
Here are three top-tier tackles Auburn has hosted so far this spring:
- 4-star Wanya Morris, Loganville, Ga.
- 4-star Xavier Truss, Warwick, R.I.
- 4-star Amari Kight, Alabaster, Ala.
Auburn won’t be at a loss for defensive linemen in the 2018 season. But how much will be leftover after 2018? Andrew Williams and Dontavius Russell will be gone. Derrick Brown, Marlon Davidson and Nick Coe could be gone. Rodney Garner has landed a few big prospects the last couple cycles — TD Moultry, Big Kat Bryant and Coynis Miller — but he’ll need to double down on that in the 2019 class.
He’s already gotten started this spring.
Here are three DL recruits who have been at Auburn this spring:
- 4-star Nathan Pickering, Seminary, Miss.
- 4-star Justin Eboigbe, Forest Park, Ga.
- 4-star Jaelin Humphries, Lawrenceville, Ga.
The last position of need is one Auburn could use this spring, not just through the 2019 class.
The Tigers are thin at cornerback. So much so that receiver-turned-corner Noah Igbinoghene ran with the first-team defense during media availability Thursday. Auburn has offered 20-plus cornerbacks in the class so even if the Tigers don’t land on their first or second priority targets, they’ll have plenty of serviceable backup options to add depth.
Here are three elite corners who have been on the Plains this spring:
- 4-star Christian Williams, Daphne, Ala.
- 4-star Kaiir Elam, North Palm Beach, Fla.
- 4-star Devin Bush, New Orleans, La.
To see all the answers to prior Auburn questions, click here.
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