Recruits to Watch: Under Armour All-Star Gamer


Tre Williams (Committed) - ILB, Mobile (AL), 4 Star

Although the Tigers missed out on Shaun Dion Hamilton earlier in the year, Auburn has picked up a better linebacker in Tre Williams. Recruited by Dameyune Craig, Williams attacks and is relentless in his pursuit to the ball carrier, as he explodes into the backfield to disrupt offenses. Williams will play a vital role in the Tigers' defense in 2014, as middle linebackers are a crucial need for Auburn at this point. 

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Stephen Roberts (Committed) - CB/S, Opelika (AL), 4 Star 

Although small (coming in at 6-feet, 180), Roberts will provide a much needed boost to the Auburn secondary, most likely at the safety position for the Tigers. Roberts has the closing speed to catch nearly anyone in the SEC, as he is swift and light on his feet in his efforts to swarm ball carriers. I wouldn't be surprised to see him get some playing time as a return specialist during his career at Auburn as well.

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Racean "Roc" Thomas (Committed) - RB, Oxford (AL), 5 Star

The "golden child" of Auburn's 2014 recruiting class, Roc Thomas is a versatile back that will work wonders in Malzahn's system. Roc's strongpoints come with his quick cuts, shiftiness, and the ability to make defender's miss as he breaks into open space. Roc sat out for the Alabama-Mississippi Game with an ankle injury he suffered during practices, but Thomas says he's now back to 100% and has practiced full-speed all week.

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Dontavius Russell (Committed) - DT, Carrollton (GA), 4 Star

The newest addition to Auburn's 2014 class, Russell made the flip from UGA to Auburn last week. Russell could use a bit of work and conditioning, as he's very raw right now at the tackle position. Extremely explosive off the ball, Russell will only add to Auburn's young defensive line in the next few years. 

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Sean White (Committed) - QB, Fort Lauderdale (FL), 3 Star

White is one of the underrated additions to Auburn's class, as he fits Malzahn's system pretty well. The 6-2, 204 pound quarterback shows great mobility within the pocket, as he has the ability to extend plays with his feet (40 time of 5.05), while also displaying pinpoint accuracy. Interceptions are a rare sight for White (5 in his senior year), so when he misses, it usually won't fall in the hands of defenders.

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Kalvaraz Bessent (Committed) - CB, Kingsland (GA), 4 Star

After attending this year's Iron Bowl, Bessent flipped his commitment from the Tide to the Tigers. Bessent has the footwork and mobility to become a real playmaker in the SEC, but his technical game doesn't seem to be completely there just yet. With a bit of coaching, however, the corner has the ability to quickly figure out his assignments on the field. Also keep an eye on Bessent's weight, as Coach Russell will have his work cut out for him to get the 6-0, 170 pound corner in SEC shape for the 2014 season. 

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Rashaan Evans (Undeclared) - OLB, Auburn (AL), 4 Star

After receiving the commitment of ILB Tre Williams, the Auburn coaching staff would love to receive one from the hometown kid, Evans, in the near future. Making the transfer from end to linebacker, Evans' transition has been smooth, as his 4.51 speed along with his tremendous strength will allow him to see some solid playing time in 2014, regardless of his college choice. 

93% of writers predict Evans will commit to Auburn

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Travis Rudolph (Undeclared) - WR, West Palm Beach (FL), 4 Star

A long-shot for the Auburn coaching staff, Rudolph possesses the ideal receiver size (6-1, 185 lbs) as well as his superb route-running ability to create space from defenders. Florida State has made a recent run at Rudolph, and is now considered to be the favorite, along with Alabama and Florida.

0% of writers predict Rudolph will commit to Auburn

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Braden Smith (Undeclared) - OG, Olathe (KS), 4 Star

Another player to keep on the radar today will be the four-star, offensive guard from Kansas. Smith has been practicing across from #1 recruit, DE Da'Shawn Hand this week, and has impressed many scouts at practice. Smith has also expressed interest in playing tackle in college, but work is to be done on that front if he wants to make his wish a reality. TCU is considered to be the favorite for Braden Smith at this point.

0% of writers predict Smith will commit to Auburn

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