AUBURN IN THE RUNNING: Fresh off a visit to Big Cat Weekend, running back Barry Sanders Jr. from Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, Okla., has seven schools -- Florida State, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Notre Dame, Stanford and Auburn -- that he’s focusing on. Sanders plans to narrow his list to a top five this fall and officially visit his finalists after the season.
Sanders is planning a number of trips this summer and fall including an FSU camp in June, the Oklahoma at Florida State game Sept. 17 and the Florida at Auburn game Oct. 15. He also plans to attend several Oklahoma State games.
"I'm taking these visits to see what makes these schools different from one another,” Sanders told 247Sports. “One thing I'm looking for is something that my mom has always told me about -- life after football. I want to go to a school that will get me to where I want to be on and off the field.”
2013 IN-STATE WR ADDS OFFER: Wide receiver Earnest Robinson from Pinson Valley High projects as one of the state of Alabama’s top prospects for the 2013 class. Robinson, 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, said he didn’t grow up a fan of either in-state program. He picked up his first offer from Auburn this spring and recently spoke to Trooper Taylor and Gene Chizik.
“(Taylor) said that I was the best receiver in the state and at the top of their board for 2013,” Robinson told 247Sports. “I also talked with Coach Chizik and he said they were offering me and that he really liked my highlights from last season. He said they want a game-changer at wide receiver. I was shocked to get a full ride that early.”
A PICNIC ON THE BAYOU: LSU added three commitments this weekend from prospects that attended the LSU Family Bayou picnic, which is loosely modeled on Auburn’s Big Cat Weekend. The Fighting Tigers added pledges from 3-star offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins from West St. Mary in Baldwin, La., who was committed to Texas A&M, 3-star cornerback Derrick Raymond from East Jefferson in Metairie, La., and cornerback Jerquinick Sandolph from Hahnville in Boutte, La.
THIS AND THAT: The Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game will move from Mobile to Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl according to the Press-Register. The game, which is scheduled for Dec. 10, has been played in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium since 1988 ..... 3-star tight end Justin Meredith from T.L. Hanna in Anderson, S.C., committed to North Carolina Tuesday night ..... 4-star athlete Zac Brooks has narrowed his list to Notre Dame, Arkansas, Clemson and Auburn ..... Wide receiver DeMarcus Sweat from Stephenson in Stone Mountain, Ga., committed to Kentucky ..... Here’s a look at SEC commitments through June 1: Alabama (12), LSU (12), Florida (10), Auburn (8), Arkansas (6), Georgia (6), Vanderbilt (6), South Carolina (5), Kentucky (4), Ole Miss (4), Mississippi State (2) and Tennessee (2).