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Top Recruits To Visit The Plains

Robert BrooksCorrespondent ISeptember 17, 2009

All along we’ve heard about prep recruits Lache Seastrunk and Trovon Reed’s relationship. They’re good friends, would love to play together, both like Auburn, etc.

This Saturday, Auburn gets their chance to court a part of the formidable duo.

Trovon Reed, a four-star receiver from Louisiana, will join a host of big recruits that will be visiting the Plains this weekend.

Not only is this Saturday a turning point for the Auburn football team in 2009, it could be a turning point for many years to come.

The atmosphere that this game is sure to have is one that a recruit couldn’t ask more from. Auburn and West Virginia both come in at 2-0, and Auburn has a bad taste in its mouth after last year’s thrashing in Morgantown.

While WVU doesn’t feature last year’s incredible QB talent in Pat White, they may have an even bigger threat at the helm this year in Jarrett Brown, at least with his arm.

Either way, a Saturday night date with an ESPN2 game always sets the stage for exciting football.

Most Auburn fans have seen the video quoting Lache Seastrunk during Big Cat Weekend where he called out Coach Nick Saban, but we haven’t heard a ton from Lache since then, at least formally.

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Some have said he still favors Auburn, but USC and LSU will make more than a strong push for his talents.

If Auburn can impress Reed, look for Seastrunk to follow suit. It’s a not a given that they will go to the same school, but it’s a definite possibility.

Trovon Reed may not even be the highest profile recruit on campus this weekend.

Michael Dyer, one of the few five-star running backs in the 2010 class will also be on campus.

Rivals.com ranks him behind Seastrunk and South Carolina prep back Marcus Lattimore who will be visiting Auburn on Oct. 31st versus Ole Miss.

Dyer has come out before and said Auburn was his No. 1, and that still appears to be the case. He may fit the bill of a true running back more than anyone on the 2010 list, and the Tigers would love to have him.

Gene Chizik and his unique staff have brought more recruiting splashes to the Plains in their short tenure than Tommy Tuberville ever considered doing.

Though the odds are heavily against them landing the top three RBs in the country, they are in the running for all three.

This weekend is not necessarily a deal breaker for the Tigers, but it is very significant. A convincing win over West Virginia would be a huge boost for this weekend’s crop of recruits.

It won’t be the only weekend that top talent makes its way to the Plains, but this weekend has a chance to set the stage for the rest of the way.

The Auburn offense has been leaps and bounds better than most anticipated thus far, and landing players like this could only mean one thing: it could get scary good.