Now is the time of year that recruiting takes center stage in the college football world. Another wildly entertaining season has ended, and National Signing Day (February 2) is quickly approaching.
It's safe to say that Gene Chizik and his fellow coaches have Auburn on the right track, as they secured the SEC and National Championship in 2010. However, losing 24 seniors plus Cam Newton, Nick Fairley, and Darvin Adams should cause Auburn to take step back in 2011.
This recruiting class is pivotal to the future of the program. If the coaching staff (who will remain in tact for the third straight year) can put together a couple more productive recruiting classes, Auburn should be able to compete nationally on a yearly basis.
This is a list of 5 Auburn commits to watch out for. Obviously, recruiting is pretty subjective. These are five guys that I think have a chance to enjoy great careers at Auburn, besides the quarterback that everyone already knows about (Kiehl Frazier).
Keep in mind that Auburn is still pursuing many top prospects and has room for those commitments. This list only includes those who have already verbally committed to Auburn. Enjoy!