With signing day coming up on Wednesday, things are beginning to get a bit hectic for the Auburn coaching staff. But don't think for a second that they are forgetting about the even further future -- the 2015/2016 recruiting classes. Auburn will host these talented high school sophomores and juniors this weekend...
Taj Griffin (2015) - APB, Powder Springs (GA), 5 Star
Among the fastest backs in his class with a 40-time of 4.35, Griffin plays running-back at his high school. But in Gus Malzahn's offensive scheme, he could find a role in the slot receiver position. His top three seem to be Georgia, Ohio State, and Oregon at the moment.
Interests: Georgia, Ohio State, Oregon, Auburn, Alabama
Jordan Colbert (2015) - S/OLB, Griffin (GA), 4 Star
Sized at 6-2, 205 lbs, Colbert will likely find himself playing linebacker in college. Auburn offered this Griffin athlete in January, so this visit could favor Auburn heavily. Right now he seems to favor Georgia and North Carolina.
Interests: Georgia, North Carolina, Auburn
Chuma Edoga (2015) - OT, Powder Springs (GA), 4 Star
Visiting with his McEachern High School teammate, Taj Griffin, Edoga picked up an offer from Auburn last June. The 6-4, 280 pound junior currently has 25 offers to his name, and is favoring in-state Georgia and Oregon for his college choice. But Auburn doesn't seem to be far behind on his list.
Interests: Georgia, Oregon, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State
Natrez Patrick (2015) - DE/OLB, Atlanta (GA), 4 Star
Another top-100 prospect out of Georgia, Patrick will be visiting Auburn for the third time this weekend. Look for Patrick to play defensive end in college. Georgia, Auburn, and Alabama are among his top choices.
Interests: Georgia, Auburn, Alabama
Tyler Queen (2015 Commit) - QB, Kennesaw (GA), 4 Star
Queen is long-time Auburn commit (committed last July), and has actively been recruiting for Auburn ever since. It'd be a pretty big shock if he ended up being anything other than an Auburn Tiger at this point, but I've said it time and time again -- based on his build and skillset, I'm not sure how he's going to fit into Malzahn's system.
Roquan Smith (2015) - OLB, Montezuma (GA), 4 Star
A target for Auburn's "Star" position, Smith was offered by the Tigers' coaching staff in September. Kentucky, Auburn, Georgia, and Alabama all seem to be in the race for the junior from Georgia.
Interests: Kentucky, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia
Eric Swinney - RB, Tyrone (GA), 4 Star
A talented junior running-back from Georgia, Swinney will be visiting Auburn for the third time. His previous visit to the Plains was an unofficial for the Mississippi State game last September. Look out for Florida State, Auburn, Ole Miss, Georgia, and Tennessee during his recruitment process.
Interests: Florida State, Auburn, Ole Miss, Georgia, Tennessee
Garrett Thomas - OT, Many (LA), 4 Star
The lone athlete from Louisiana, Thomas will be making his second trip to the Plains after visiting for Junior Day last year (offered during his visit). The junior tackle currently favors the in-state LSU Tigers.
Interests: LSU, Auburn, Stanford, Alabama
D'Andre Walker (2015) - DE, Fairburn (GA), 4 Star
Based on the junior end's size (6-3, 210), Walker could play a vital role in Auburn's defense at either the outside-linebacker position or defensive end spot.
Interests: Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, Florida
Dallas Warmack (2015 Alabama Commit) - OG, Atlanta (GA), 4 Star
Warmack will be visiting with his Mays High teammate, Natrez Patrick. Warmack is an early Alabama commit (committed last July), but Auburn is hoping to make a push for Warmack this weekend. Worth mentioning is that his brother, Chance Warmack, played for the Crimson Tide from 2009-2012.
Jalen Wilkerson (2015) - TE, Douglas (GA), 4 Star
The Auburn coaching staff seems to like Wilkerson and his fit for Gus' offensive scheme. Most are expecting Wilkerson to receive that Auburn offer soon, so keep an eye on that with a commitment to go along with it.
Stephen Jackson Jr. (2016) - ATH, Irmo (SC), Unrated
Son of former Auburn running-back, Stephen Jackson, the sophomore athlete is no stranger to Auburn or its coaching staff. Malzahn and his staff like Jackson at the safety position.
Interests: Auburn, Clemson, Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Georgia
All player ratings are based on 247sports.com's composite rankings
College interests are in no particular order