TIGERS ON TOP: Athlete Trae Elston from Oxford (Ala.) High has close to 25 offers with the latest coming from Pittsburgh. Elston has not ruled out an early decision but plans to wait until Signing Day.
“My top three are Clemson, Auburn and LSU -- all Tigers,” Elston said. “I’ve always liked Clemson. That was my No. 1 school. Auburn shows a lot of love every time I go down there and I’ve been to a lot of games.
“LSU popped in kind of late but Ron Cooper told me he can get me where I need to go and I want to make it to the league one day.”
OFFERS ROLLING IN: Defensive tackle John Atkins from Thomson (Ga.) High is now up to eight offers as Florida and Clemson have joined Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Massachusetts. Atkins currently lists Georgia, Clemson and Florida as his top three but plans to visit Auburn for the first time in a couple of weeks.
“I’ve been liking Auburn since I was young,” Atkins said. “I like their defensive line coach and how Nick Fairley plays.”
BIDING HIS TIME: Auburn has made the final six for 4-star defensive end Jordan Jenkins from Harris County in Hamilton, Ga., along with Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Florida. Harris plans to visit all his favorites at least once this summer and is going to try and hold out until Signing Day to announce a decision.
“Right now, I think I will make it until January or later on," Jenkins told 247Sports, "But my parents think it will become too much on me, and I will commit before then. We will just wait and see."
THIS AND THAT: 4-star wide receiver Ricardo Louis from Miami Beach (Fla.) High plans to attend Big Cat Weekend ..... 4-star safety Jordan Diggs from Island Coast in Cape Coral, Fla., is tentatively scheduled to visit Big Cat Weekend ..... Two more scheduled visitors for Big Cat are cornerback T.J. Davis from Godby in Tallahassee, Fla., and offensive lineman Caleb Peterson from Auburn (Ala.) High ..... Here’s a look at the commitment numbers in the SEC: Alabama (12), Florida (10), LSU (9), Georgia (6), Arkansas (6), Vanderbilt (6), Auburn (5), South Carolina (5), Ole Miss (4), Kentucky (3), Tennessee (2) and Mississippi State (2).
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