Gene Chizik and his coaching staff are quickly gaining a reputation of being strong closers on the recruiting trail. For the third straight year, Auburn received commitments from some of the top prospects in America.
The Auburn football program is losing 24 seniors to graduation and 3 top juniors to the NFL draft after their national championship in 2010. Almost every position needed help in talent and depth. The 2011 recruiting class is a great step in that direction.
As Signing Day slows down this afternoon, Scout has Auburn's class ranked as the best in the country. ESPN has Auburn at Number 2. Rivals has the Tigers at 3. Obviously, class rankings don't mean very much in the grand scheme of things. These rankings may change over the next few days, and each class has busts and players that emerge as success stories from under the radar.
But it is clear that this class is loaded with potential. The future looks bright with the addition of 24 (currently) new letters of intent signed and delivered to the Athletics Department.
Here's a brief breakdown by position of all the new Auburn Tigers from the 2011 recruiting class.
See where all the Top 100 recruits are headed.