Rewind: Auburn stands out

AUBURN STANDS OUT TO 4-STAR: Offensive tackle Patrick Miller from Dwyer in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., left Auburn’s Junior Day two weeks ago with the Tigers very high on his list.

Miller had a great visit to Auburn.

On Thursday, the 4-star named a top three of Auburn, Florida and LSU. And he said one of the three is really standing out.

“I like Auburn a lot,” Miller told 247Sports. “I really liked their coach, Coach (Jeff) Grimes, the offensive line coach down there. He’s really cool and really liked me. I felt like he was really interested because he knew everything about me and my film and everything, so I liked that.”

Miller, 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, is planning to graduate high school early and enroll at the school of his choice in January. He hopes to have a decision during or shortly after his senior season.

Miller is planning to attend Florida’s spring game this Saturday. That will be his last visit of the spring as he puts his focus on the start of spring practice in May.

“I’m just trying to show everybody I’m the best,” he said. “Some people have forgotten that, so I’m going to try to be a monster when I get out there and scare everybody.”

AUBURN MAKES FIRST CUT: Running back Keith Marshall from Millbrook in Raleigh, N.C., has cut a long list of offers down to 12 schools according to a tweet by Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The finalists for the 5-star running back are Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, Notre Dame, USC, Michigan and Stanford.

Marshall visited Auburn’s Junior Day on Mar. 26.

“I like Auburn,” said Marshall shortly after his Auburn visit. “I’ve loved Auburn for a while now. … I like the coaching staff, and they obviously know how to win. They won a national championship. They’re doing the right thing.”

FIVE-STAR HITTING THE ROAD: Defensive tackle Eddie Goldman from Friendship Collegiate in Washington, D.C., has begun visiting some of the more than 50 schools that have offered the 5-star and nation’s No. 1-ranked defensive tackle.

Goldman along with his coach and several teammates visited North Carolina, N.C. State and Clemson earlier this week. They’ll be back on the road next week with trips planned to Georgia and Auburn Monday, Alabama Tuesday, and Florida and Florida State Wednesday.

“I just think he’s wide open right now,” Friendship coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim told 247Sports. “Everybody stands a chance until he narrows things down. We still have to go to a lot of places.”

Goldman plans to cut his list to around 10 schools by mid May.

THIS AND THAT: Auburn extended an offer to defensive end Noah Spence from Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg, Pa., earlier this week. Spence has close to 30 offers ..... Defensive end JaMichael Winston from Vigor in Mobile, who missed his junior season with a shoulder injury, has offers from Kentucky, Mississippi State, Louisville, Southern Miss and South Alabama ..... Arkansas recently added its third commitment from running back Nathan Holmes from Memorial in Port Arthur, Tex. ..... Auburn defensive end target Martin Aiken from Bamberg (S.C.) Ehrhardt is scheduled to visit Clemson’s Junior Day Saturday.

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