Defensive Linemen Crown Jewels of Tigers' Class

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Defensive Linemen Crown Jewels of Tigers' Class
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Even with a short timetable to assemble his first recruiting class, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had one trait he wanted to make the identity of his Tigers — physicality. “That is one thing our staff looked for: physical, hard-nosed football players,” Malzahn said Wednesday, after signing 23 players to his first class as head coach. “I told our staff the very first staff meeting we had, we have to find football players. They’re going to be Auburn-type, tough, hard-nosed, blue collar guys. I really feel like for the most part we did that (Wednesday).”

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