How Auburn Can Get Back in Mix with Georgia, Vandy for 4-Star OG Isaiah Wynn

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIMay 24, 2013

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

Isaiah Wynn, 4-star guard from Saint Petersburg, Fla. has reportedly cooled off on Auburn in favor of Georgia and Vanderbilt. However, that does not mean the Tigers can't make another push for the guard.

Unfortunately, Allie Davison of is reporting that Wynn has lost some interest in the Tigers ever since naming them amongst his leaders in April:

Following his initial offer from Auburn earlier this spring and then his April visit to the Plains, Wynn had placed the Tigers among his favorites. Georgia, Florida and Vanderbilt were also in that group.

However, Wynn said that his interest in the Tigers has decreased slightly since. That's something Auburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes is working to change.

How exactly is Auburn looking to change that? Davison has the answer in her report:

Right now they are some what in the mix, but I've kind of backed off of them a little bit," Wynn said. "I recently talked to Coach (J.B.) Grimes and he wants me to get up there real soon."

Despite the lowered intrigue, Wynn said that he is still looking forward to heading back to visit Auburn as soon as possible.

Therein lies the key for Auburn: The all-important unofficial visit.

The good news for Auburn is that according to his 247Sports timeline, it is the last program that Wynn has visited, back on April 14th.

The bad news is, according to Davison's report, Georgia, Vanderbilt and even Tennessee are making a push for Wynn:

"Georgia and Vanderbilt have been recruiting me extra hard," Wynn said. "Tennessee actually surprised me. They started coming into the mix and recruiting me hard, too."

If Auburn wants to get back into that group of leaders, the best way to do so is to get him back to the Plains. Wynn said that he wanted to trim down his interest list during the summer, so the Tigers may not have the luxury of waiting for the season to start to make a strong run for his commitment.

Nothing would make a better impression than Auburn going out and having an improved year in Gus Malzahn's first year as head coach, but the Tigers don't seem to have that luxury right now—at least in regard to Wynn.

Often times, once a recruit sets the top teams on his interest list he shuts down the process with everyone else. At the very least Auburn is going to want to be in that top group once the fall rolls around. Then the Tigers can hope for a good year on the field to really bolster the recruiting work that they'll do this summer.

Malzahn has put together a stellar staff, and if Auburn can improve on the field of play and win a few games in the SEC in 2013, the Tigers will be one of the hotter recruiting teams in the country.

That could really come into play in Wynn's recruitment, but Auburn will have to make it to that point first.

Landing another unofficial visit is crucial for the Tigers if they want to remain an option for Wynn. Thankfully for Auburn, he seems willing to get over to Auburn "real soon".

Wynn is 6'2'', 272 pounds and he's ranked as the No. 9 offensive guard in the 2014 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. 

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