With spring practice in the books and fall practice still a few months away, the eyes of Auburn fans everywhere will be focused on one thing this summer—the year-round recruiting frenzy.
The Tigers are coming off one of their biggest recruiting months in recent memory. Auburn shot up to as high as No. 2 in 247Sports' Composite Team Rankings after seven recruits made verbal commitments to play on the Plains in the span of 12 days surrounding A-Day weekend.
While Auburn, now at No. 3 in the latest team rankings, already has an impressive 2015 class with nine months to go before national signing day, head coach Gus Malzahn and his staff still have not landed a 5-star commitment.
Auburn has picked up a pair of 5-stars in each of Malzahn's first two classes—Roc Thomas and Tre Williams in 2014, Montravius Adams and Carl Lawson in 2013—and the Tigers are hot on the trail for several of the nation's top high school players.
As Auburn's staff hits the road ahead of the "Big Cat Weekend" event later this month, let's take a look at five of the defending SEC champions' current 5-star targets.