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May 27, 2011

Big Cat Weekend III: With a Vengeance

It’s Big Cat Weekend, Auburn’s annual recruit-fest where dozens of prospects visit the Plains at the same time. The brainchild of Tigers recruiting coordinator Curtis Luper will have its third edition the next few days.

Similar weekends in the past have been successful (minus the secondary violations committed in 2009). The first Big Cat weekend included 25 top prospects. WR Trovon Reed and RB Mike Dyer were two visitors who would eventually commit, along with several others.

Last year’s Big Cat weekend included QB Kiehl Frazier, ATH Kris Forst, S Erique Florence and DT Gabe Wright, among others.

So who’s going to be here this weekend. A lot of recruits. AuburnSports.comInside the Auburn Tigers and AuburnUndercover.com are all over the coverage this weekend.

Here’s an UPDATED list of folks who will be visiting this weekend. A couple names that were here earlier didn’t end up making the trip. Star ratings are by Rivals. Check out the recruiting sites for quotes:

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OL D.J. Humphries, Charlotte, N.C.


LB Kwon Alexander, Oxford, Ala.
CB Travis Blanks, Tallahassee, Fla.
OL Shane Callahan, Parker, Col.
CB Joshua Holsey, Fairburn, Ga. (2012 Auburn commit)
CB Cyrus Jones, Baltimore, Md.
ATH Brian Kimbrow, Memphis, Tenn.
WR Ricardo Louis, Miami, Fla.
LB Cassanova McKinzy, Birmingham, Ala. (2012 Auburn commit)
TE Justin Meredith, Anderson, S.C.
OL Patrick Miller, West Palm Beach, Fla.
LB Javierre Mitchell, Leeds, Ala.
QB Zeke Pike, Edgewood, Ky. (2012 Auburn commit)
RB Jovon Robinson, Memphis, Tenn.
RB Barry Sanders, Oklahoma City, Okla.
DL Justin Shanks, Prattville, Ala.
CB Geno Smith, Atlanta, Ga.
WR JaQuay Williams, Franklin, Ga.
RB T.J. Yeldon, Daphne, Ala.


FB Beniquez Brown, Florence, Ala.
ATH Darrion Hutcherson, Dadeville, Ala. ( 2012 Auburn commit)

Not rated

OL Michael Flint, Oxford, Ala. (2012 Auburn commit)
CB T.J. Gurley, Cairo, Ga.
TE Will Johnson, Osseo, Minn.
FB Kenno Loyal, Decatur, Ga.
DL Tyler Nero, Atmore, Ala.
DE JaMichael Winston, Mobile, Ala.

Junior College

DE Denico Autry, Scooba, Miss.
WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Coffeyville, Kan.

Future classes

ATH Evan Berry, Fairburn, Ga. (2014)
ATH Elliott Berry, Fairburn, Ga. (2014)
DL Dee Liner, Muscle Shoals, Ala. (2013)
DL Henry Poggi, Baltimore, Md. (2013)


  1. Im sure recruits want to come play for a mediocre school that will be on proabation soon lol

    Comment by Laughable — May 27, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

  2. Why do you come read about Auburn, laughable? Oh yeah, you are obsessed like the rest of the douche canoes in Crimson.

    Comment by truthsayer — May 27, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

  3. It’s just their way of trying to minimize Auburn. They fear Auburn and so attack the university and its fans relentlessly. I take it as a compliment.

    Comment by Brian — May 27, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

  4. I too take it as a compliment, the bammers are scared!

    Comment by MARTIN — May 27, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

  5. Speaking of mediocre I see the updyke nuts are lurking. They finished 4th in the SEC West last season, their coach has a losing record vs Auburn and they pay him 5 million a year lol. That is a very desperate fan base and school. BTW, the updykes are on probation NOW just like they have been for most of the past 20 years. And they still continue to ruthlessly cut players that don’t make 2nd string by year two.

    Comment by Truth? — May 27, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

  6. Please don’t let this comment section turn into al.com

    Comment by Dave — May 27, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

  7. Laughable is laughable. It’s the same thing every year in their mind. Alabama will compete for the NC and Auburn will win 5 games. I am really starting to like our chances. I would take our coaching staff any day of the week over Spanky and his bunch. I like our talent, our defense, our QB situation, our WR’s, our RB’s and Malzahn will have a great plan every game. I’m concerned with our schedule and our OL inexperience. I don’t think that equates to 5 wins. I think that 9 is realistic. We are going to be better than the media says.

    Comment by Doug — May 28, 2011 @ 9:28 am

  8. Oh how times have changed…..before Bo Jackson and Pat Dye showed up..the Bamers never talked about the cow college. The drunk saw what was coming and he could not take it so he promptly retired after the stampede…after the kid who was told he might play some as a sophomore at bamer ran all over the old man. Oh how times have changed…the sweetest thing is that Bamers think the NC is a birthright…and now the cow college took the repeat NC that everyone said was yours (yes I know u supposedly have 13.. a mythical number)One more thing…..I chose Auburn over Alabama when I went to college (unimaginable right). I grew up a bamer but chose Auburn how about that? Now, I would not want to have anything to do with that classy university that i hear so much about..but never see demonstrated.

    Comment by Barry — May 28, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

  9. I agree with Dave. The second the comments turn into the chaotic mess that is al.com will be the second I stop reading. Let’s keep the discussion a discussion and not have it devolve into petty insults.

    That being said, I’m very excited about the BCW 3! I think we have some great players in today!

    Comment by MJ — May 28, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

  10. Andy, thanks for the great updates! This looks like the best BCW yet, and the past two got great results.

    On another note, Scout re-calculated and Auburn moved ahead of FSU in 2011 recruiting rankings, Auburn now #1 and FSU #2.

    Keep it up coaches, let’s do it again!

    Comment by MikeP — May 29, 2011 @ 12:28 am

  11. Barry

    Post 8
    Hey Moron its a known fact Pat Dye is one of the biggest drunks around.

    Comment by Why????? — June 1, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

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