College football recruiting: Georgia, Florida State land 5-stars, Auburn on a heater

Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)
Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Auburn Tigers head coach Hugh Freeze. (Syndication: The Montgomery Advertiser) /

College football recruiting: Auburn on a flipping heater

Hugh Freeze has a tough task at hand trying to whip Auburn back into competitive shape after some lackluster and turbulent years. Winning on the recruiting trail is one path back and the Tigers are doing just that in recent weeks.

Auburn had less than a handful of commits for 2024 at the start of the summer, but things have picked up quickly. Now the Tigers are on a hot streak.

Five-star wide receiver Perry Thompson and athlete Demarcus Riddick are the gems of the class, both flipping to Auburn from rivals at the end of July. Thompson, the No. 2 player at his position, was an Alabama commit who changed sides in a major coup for wide receivers coach Marcus Davis. Riddick, who projects as a linebacker but is just an all-around athletic stud, was committed to Georgia before choosing the Tigers instead.

Thompson and Riddick anchor the class, but a slew of other commitments have jumped on board over the last month. Auburn have landed eight in total since the start of July including four-star cornerbacks Jalyn Crawford and A’Mon Lane.

August got off to a strong start on Saturday with four-star Jalewis Solomon further bolstering the cornerback class.

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