Numerous prospects have signed a national letter of intent to play their college football for the Auburn Tigers over the years.
Each prospect has a different story. Some that signed with Auburn have gone on to play their football on Sundays and others never lived up to the expectations that were set for them during the recruiting process.
In the last 10 to 12 years, recruiting has evolved into its own soap opera. A recruit's every step is examined and scrutinized by malicious fans. Dedicated sites like our friends at 247Sports cover Auburn recruiting throughout each recruiting cycle 365 days a year.
In the following slides, we will find the all-time best recruit that Auburn has signed at each position.
We aren't talking about on-field performance at Auburn here. We are talking about the recruit, the recruiting process and the amount of hype that prospect received leading up to signing day. On-field performance during their time at Auburn has little to do with why they were chosen.
A lot of the names will sound familiar and recent because former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville made a living largely off the 3-star recruits with great work ethic and coaching them up. But, as we'll see, he hit his share of home runs on the recruiting trail.
Gene Chizik, who coached the Tigers from 2009-2012, brought in highly touted recruiting classes in three of his four years on the Plains. The problem was that the talent he brought in did not translate into wins on the football field the last two years.
Let's see who made the cut...