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Auburn Announces 2015 Recruiting Class

Posted on 04 February 2015 by Allen


Auburn Football Class of 2015

Auburn – 27 of the nation’s top high school and junior college football players have signed to play for Auburn in 2015, head coach Gus Malzahn announced this afternoon.

Montavious Atkinson DB 6-1 200 Fairburn, GA/Langston Hughes
Tyler Carr OL 6-5 310 Southside, AL/Southside
Jordan Colbert DB 6-3 200 Griffin, GA/Griffin
Byron Cowart DE 6-4 250 Seffner, FL/Armwood
Chandler Cox HB 6-2 225 Apopka, FL/Apopka
Carlton Davis DB 6-1 182 Miami, FL/Miami Norland
Javaris Davis DB 5-11 185 Jacksonville, FL/Ed White
Ryan Davis WR 5-10 170 St. Petersburg, FL/Lakewood
Jeremiah Dinson DB 6-0 180 Miami, FL/American
Marquel Harrell OL 6-3 295 Fairburn, GA/Creekside
Jalen Harris TE 6-5 245 Montgomery, AL/St. James
Jeff Holland OLB 6-2 230 Jacksonville, FL/Trinity Christian
Mike Horton OL 6-4 310 Atlanta, GA/Lakeside
Tim Irvin DB 5-9 190 Palmetto, FL/Westminster Christian
Jaunta’Vius Johnson DL 6-3 330 Lincoln, AL/Lincoln
Kerryon Johnson RB 6-1 205 Madison, AL/Madison Academy
Kaleb Kim OL 6-4 285 Buford, GA/Mill Creek
Richard McBryde LB 6-2 210 Troy, AL/Charles Henderson
Tyler Queen QB 6-2 230 Kennesaw, GA/North Cobb
Jovon Robinson RB 6-0 235 Memphis, TN/Georgia Military College
Ian Shannon K/P 6-4 200 Marietta, GA/Marietta
Bailey Sharp OL 6-5 285 Marietta, GA/Sprayberry
Darius Slayton WR 6-2 185 Norcross, GA/Greater Atlanta Christian
Jason Smith QB/ATH 6-1 185 Mobile, AL/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Maurice Swain DL 6-5 290 LaGrange, GA/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Prince Tega Wanogho DE/OLB 6-8 250 Elmore, AL/Edgewood Academy
Darrell Williams LB 6-3 225 Hoover, AL/Hoover

Montavious Atkinson (DB, 6-1, 200; Langston Hughes HS; Fairburn, Ga.) Dominant physical prep defender who is a safety prospect for the Tigers … had 137 tackles each season as a junior and senior; four-year starter totaled 531 career stops, 7 interceptions … first team all-region as a junior and senior for Coach Willie Cannon … GSWA all-state, AJC all-area … ranked among the top 60 prospects in Georgia by ESPN, 247 Sports and Rivals … Scout rates him the best safety prospect in Georgia … PrepStar all-South … also a basketball and track letterman

Tyler Carr (OL, 6-5, 310; Southside HS; Southside, Ala.) Outstanding offensive lineman for Coach Ron Daugherty at Southside High … enrolled at Auburn in January … ASWA Alabama Class 6A Lineman of the Year … helped the Panthers advance to the second round of the Class 6A playoffs his senior season … Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … Rivals lists him as No. 4 in-state player … 247 Sports ranks him as a top 25 offensive guard and top 16 player in Alabama … ESPN ranks him No. 11 in Alabama and among the top 30 offensive linemen … Scout lists him as the No. 2 line prospect in Alabama … A-List No. 5 … Rivals 250 Underclassman Challenge … PrepStar top 100 … also played basketball … member of National Honor Society, Beta Club … son of Rhonda and Dr. Phillip Carr … father is an Auburn graduate … has a brother, Taylor … will major in building science

Jordan Colbert (DB, 6-3, 200; Griffin HS; Griffin, Ga.) Prominent athlete with all the skills to be an impact defender … Class 4A state title as a junior … AJC first team all-region for Coach Jarrett Laws … Under Armour All-America Game … MVP of Adidas Georgia Showcase … Top 25 safety prospect by 247 Sports and Rivals … PrepStar top 100 … also a basketball and track letterman

Byron Cowart (DE, 6-4, 250; Armwood HS; Seffner, Fla.) Nation’s top defensive prospect … led Coach Sean Callahan’s Hawks to the state championship game as a junior and senior … 185 career tackles, 29 sacks … Under Armour All-America Game … nation’s top-ranked recruit by ESPN and Rivals … Scout and 247 Sports rank him first among recruits at his position nationally … USA Today All-USA … Florida Class 6A player of the year … Tampa Bay Times Blue Chipper of the Year … PrepStar top 10 … also a basketball and track letterman … son of Lacoria Wilson

Chandler Cox (HB, 6-2, 225; Apopka HS; Apopka, Fla.) Versatile offensive weapon for Coach Rick Darlington at Apopka High … enrolled at Auburn in January … nearly 3,000 total offense yards during his career, with 21 rushing and 15 passing touchdowns the past two seasons … U.S. Army All-American Bowl invitee … helped the Blue Darters to the Florida Class 8A state championship as a senior and sophomore and state runner-up spot as a junior … Orlando Sentinel Central Florida Super 60 … 247 Sports No. 2 fullback and Florida top 55 players … Scout top-ranked fullback prospect … ESPN No. 10 TE/H-back … Rivals top 50 Florida players … son of Sherri and Darin Anderson and Tom and Gretchen Cox; Tom played football at Southern California … brother Dakota plays football at New Mexico and brother Jordan played baseball at Cal Lutheran … also has a brother Asher and a sister Halle … will major in business

Carlton Davis (DB, 6-1, 182; Miami Norland HS; Miami, Fla.) Outstanding cornerback prospect from South Florida … 50 tackles and six interceptions as a senior for Coach Daryle Heidelburg … Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl … Class 6A all-state and first team all-Dade … MVP of the Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders … Rivals and 247 Sports rank him among the top 25 prospects in Florida … PrepStar all-South … district 100m/200m dash finalist … son of Sonia Mannings and Carlton Davis II

Javaris Davis (DB, 5-11, 185; Ed White HS; Jacksonville, Fla.) Swift, physical defender who can make an impact at corner … first team Class 6A all-state for Coach Paul Pierson … also played running back and receiver for the Commanders … Times-Union Top 25 … Rivals and 247 Sports have him among top 50 Florida prospects … top 10 CB in South according to Scout … PrepStar all-South … state runner-up at 100 meters and 4×100 relay

Ryan Davis (WR, 5-10, 170; Lakewood HS; St. Petersburg, Fla.) Gifted offensive playmaker who led Lakewood to back-to-back 10-win seasons for Coach Cory Moore … passed for 2,140 yards (18 TD) and rushed for 1,233 yards (17 TD) as a senior … Pinellas County career passing record (6,760 yards) … four-year starter who won BCP player of the year honors … first team Class 5A all-state … top 40 receiver prospect by 247 Sports and Rivals … ESPN 300 … PrepStar all-South

Jeremiah Dinson (DB, 6-0, 180; American HS; Miami, Fla.) Standout defender for Coach Anthony White at Miami’s American High … Miami-Dade North-South All-Star Game … ranked among top 100 cornerback prospects for 247 Sports and ESPN … PrepStar all-South

Marquel Harrell (OG, 6-3, 295; Creekside HS; Fairburn, Ga.) Accomplished offensive line prospect with multiple skills … first team Class 5A Region 6-B honoree for Coach Olten Downs … Semper Fi All-American Bowl … 2013 state champions … Class 5A honorable mention all-state … Scout ranks him the No. 1 OG prospect in Georgia … ESPN 300 … among the top 35 players in Georgia by 247 Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … PrepStar all-South

Jalen Harris (TE, 6-5, 245; St. James School; Montgomery, Ala.): Talented tight end prospect who led the St. James Trojans to a 2014 regional title for Coach Jimmy Perry … averaged 16.9 yards per catch for his career … Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … ASWA honorable mention all-state … top 20 TE prospect by Scout, Rivals and ESPN … … rated among the top 30 players in Alabama by 247 Sports, Rivals and ESPN … PrepStar all-South … all-metro in basketball

Jeff Holland (OLB, 6-2, 230; Trinity Christian Academy; Jacksonville, Fla.) Talented pass rusher with plenty of tools … led Coach Verlon Dorminey’s Conquerors to a second straight Class 3A state title as a senior … Under Armour All-America Game … Florida Times-Union Super 11 … Class 3A first team all-state … all-First Coast as a junior and senior … Scout rated him No. 1 among Florida players … 247 Sports and ESPN rank him top 10 at his position … PrepStar top 175 … also a basketball starter

Mike Horton (OG, 6-4, 310; Lakeside HS; Atlanta, Ga.) Imposing offensive lineman for Coach Jarrett Troxler … first team Class 6A all-region 2 … Semper Fi All-American Bowl … 247 Sports ranks him among 60 top prospects in Georgia … No. 23 overall OG by ESPN … No. 6 OG prospect in Georgia by Scout … PrepStar all-South … also a basketball letterman

Tim Irvin (DB, 5-9, 190; Westminster Christian HS; Palmetto, Fla.) Talented athlete who is a top-ranked safety prospect … enrolled at Auburn in January … played running back, receiver and safety for Coach Sedrick Irvin (his uncle) at Westminster Christian … 2,100 career rushing yards, 1,145 receiving yards, 231 tackles, 43 TD scored … Class 3A all-state, U.S. Army All-American Game … Miami-Dade North-South Game … a top 50 player form the state of Florida by Scout and Rivals … PrepStar top 150 … also a basketball letterman and a state finalist in track … son of Timothy Irvin Sr. and Sheimeka Irvin … has two siblings, Shemar and Timeka … uncle Michael is an NFL Hall of Famer … will major in business and entrepreneurship

Jaunta’Vius Johnson (DL, 6-3, 330; Lincoln HS; Lincoln, Ala.) Imposing defensive line prospect … led Coach Brad Wallace’s Golden Bears to the region championship … Class 4A ASWA honorable mention all-state … ranked among the top 35 at his position by Rivals and Scout … PrepStar all-South

Kerryon Johnson (RB, 6-1, 205; Madison Academy; Madison, Ala.) Accomplished running back who is the 2015 Alabama Mr. Football … 1,659 yards, 25 TD as a senior … Class 3A Super 7 MVP, and set a championship game record scoring six TD … 5,274 career yards rushing and 109 total TD scored (rush, rec., INT, KR) … led Coach Eric Cohu’s Mustangs to three straight state titles … MVP of Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … Under Armour All-America Game … three times ASWA first team all-state … A-List … Gatorade state player of the year … ranked the No. 1 prospect in Alabama by 247 Sports, Scout and ESPN … top five RB by ESPN, Rivals, Scout … Max Preps small school All-America … PrepStar top 40 … also all-state in basketball

Kaleb Kim (OL, 6-4, 285; Mill Creek HS; Buford, GA) Four-year starter on the offensive line for Coach Shannon Jarvis at Mill Creek High … team captain who recorded more than 120 pancake blocks with an average grade of 89% … Class 6A all-state as a junior and senior … 2014 county lineman of the year … all-county as a sophomore, junior and senior … U.S. Army All-American Game … Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 … Gwinnett Daily Post Super Six … ranked No. 5 OL prospect by 247 Sports and Scout … Georgia top 30 prospects by ESPN, Rivals, 247 Sports … PrepStar top 200 … also throws the shot put and discus … honor student and active in FCA … son of John and Cindy Kim … father played football at Gardner-Webb … has one sister, Hanna

Richard McBryde (LB, 6-2, 210; Charles Henderson HS; Troy, Ala.) Competitive defensive force for Coach Brad McCoy at Charles Henderson High … recorded 147 tackles (74 solo, 18 TFL), seven sacks, two PBU, a FG block and a fumble recovery … Under Armour All-America Game … Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … USA Today Alabama defensive player of the year … 2013 ASWA Lineman of the Year and 2014 finalist … A-List … ESPN, 247 Sports and Scout list him among top five prospects in Alabama … top 20 among OLB by Rivals, ESPN, 247 Sports and Scout … PrepStar top 100 … also played basketball, baseball and track … National Physical Fitness Award … son of Brenessa Banks and Wayne Rodgers … has two brothers, Nicholas and Meldrick, and a sister, Albrenica

Tyler Queen (QB, 6-2, 230; North Cobb HS; Kennesaw, Ga.) Talented dual-threat signalcaller from Georgia’s North Cobb High … enrolled at Auburn in January … 2,342 passing yards, 27 TD as a senior … also rushed for 10 TD as North Cobb advanced to Class 6A playoffs … threw for Cobb County-record 89 TD and more than 8,500 yards in high school career, both marks in the Georgia state top 10, and rushed for 43 career TD … coached by his father Shane Queen … Marietta Daily Journal Dynamite Dozen … AJC Super 75 … Macon Telegraph Top 50 … also played baseball at North Cobb … 247 Sports top 12 QB and Georgia top 45 … Scout top-ranked Georgia QB … ESPN top 40 in Georgia and top 20 quarterback … Rivals Georgia top 65 … PrepStar all-South … father Shane Queen played at Tennessee Tech … mother is Tracy Queen … will major in physical education

Jovon Robinson (RB, 6-0, 235; Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Ga.; Wooddale HS, Memphis, Tenn.) Nation’s top-ranked JUCO running back … enrolled at Auburn in January … 2013 NJCAA national player of the year, setting JUCO records for season rushing (2,387), TD (34) and points scored (204) … rushed for 3,198 yards, 43 TD in two seasons for the Bulldogs … led Coach Bert Williams’ GMC squad to the NJCAA title game … played for Coach Keith Spann at Memphis’ Wooddale High … as a senior, rushed for 1,069 yards and 13 TDs; also returned a kickoff for a TD … 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and 2012 Offense-Defense All-American Game … Top 10 running back by Rivals … top-ranked prospect from Tennessee according to Scout … 247 Sports Top 5 players in Tennessee … MaxPreps No. 8 “big back” … SuperPrep All-America … Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120 … ESPN All-Tennessee … son of Tina Tabor … has three siblings: Kiva, Jibril and Jarvis … will major in public administration

Ian Shannon (K/P, 6-4, 200; Marietta HS; Marietta, Ga.) Top-rated kicking specialist for Coach Scott Burton at Marietta High, helping the Blue Devils to the Class 6A playoffs … punting average of 40.7 yards with only 22 total return yards allowed … also holds Marietta High records for longest field goal (51 yards), most field goals in a season (16), consecutive field goals (12) and touchbacks … kicking coach was Tom Guckian … top-rated punter and kicking specialist … all-state, all-region, all-county as a junior and senior … TD Club of Atlanta metro all-stars … Marietta Daily Journal Dynamite Dozen … 247 Sports and ESPN list him among their top five kicking prospects … PrepStar all-South … also played soccer … son of Michael and Celesta Shannon … brother Innis, sister Ivy and he are triplets

Bailey Sharp (OL, 6-5, 285; Sprayberry HS; Marietta, Ga.) Offensive tackle who was team captain for Coach Billy Shackelford at Sprayberry High … enrolled at Auburn in January … Under Armour All-America Game … first team Class 5A all-state … Marietta Daily Journal Dynamite Dozen … Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 75 … Macon Telegraph Top 50 … also a varsity wrestler for the Yellowjackets … 247 Sports top 45 players in Georgia and top 45 offensive tackle prospects … Scout lists him as a top 45 line prospect … Rivals top 65 players in Georgia … ESPN top 25 Georgia players … PrepStar top 250 … son of Joe and Stacey Sharp … dad played football at Southern Miss … has a brother, Logan … will major in physical therapy

Darius Slayton (WR, 6-2, 185; Greater Atlanta Christian School; Norcross, Ga.) Athletic receiving prospect with great ability … first team Class 2A all-state for Coach Tim Hardy … all-region at wide receiver and defensive back … U.S. Army All-American Bowl … ranked by 247 Sports, ESPN and Scout among the top 15 prospects at his position … Rivals Georgia top 30 players … PrepStar top 200 … state sprint champion at 110m and 200m

Jason Smith (QB/ATH, 6-1, 185; Mississippi Gulf Coast CC; Perkinston, Miss.; McGill-Toolen HS, Mobile, Ala.) Quarterback who led Coach Chad Huff’s MGCCC Bulldogs to an 8-2 record and No. 7 national ranking … threw for 1,566 yards, 18 TD during 2014 season … also rushed for 10 TD … 110-169 passing for 1,566 yards, 19 touchdowns as a senior at McGill-Toolen High for Coach Bart Sessions … also rushed for 849 yards, 16 TD helping McGill Toolen to an 11-1 record … MVP of the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game playing receiver, with six catches for 134 yards … Mobile Press-Register Offensive Player of the Year … ranked No. 15 by Rivals … No. 32 by Scout … No. 6 in Alabama, No. 10 WR by 247 Sports … PrepStar all-Southeast … all-state in basketball and ran track … son of Yolanda Smith and Jason Smith … enrolled at Auburn in January … will major in business

Maurice Swain (DT, 6-5, 290; Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, Perkinston, Miss.; Troup County HS, LaGrange, Ga.) Powerful defensive lineman who ranked among the Top 40 JUCO prospects nationally … enrolled at Auburn in January … helped Coach Chad Huff’s Bulldogs to an 8-2 record and No. 7 national ranking … NJCAA Region XXIII All-Region … MACJC All-State First Team and conference MVP with 32 tackles, 6.5 TFL … two time all-state and three-year captain at Troup County High for Coach Lynn Kendall … 65 tackles, 15 TFL, 7 sacks as a senior … Georgia vs. Florida Bowl … son of Shani Garrett and Maurice Swain … has a brother, Markeece, and a sister, Maurissa … will major in business and marketing

Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. (DE/OLB, 6-8, 250; Edgewood Academy; Elmore, Ala.) Outstanding defensive prospect with unlimited potential … played his senior season for Coach Bobby Carr at Edgewood Academy … A-List … Rivals, Scout, 247 Sports and ESPN rank him among the top 10 prospects in Alabama … listed in 247 Sports and Rivals top 10 strong-side defensive ends

Darrell Williams (LB, 6-3, 225; Hoover HS; Hoover, Ala.) … three-year starter who led Coach Josh Niblett’s Bucs to their third straight state title … two interceptions and a fumble recovery in the Under Armour All-America Game … Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … finalist for Class 7A lineman of the year … all-state as a sophomore, junior and senior … A-List … Rivals ranks him the No. 5 prospect in Alabama … top 10 OLB by Scout and Rivals … PrepStar all-South … also a basketball and track letterman … son of Sherry Wells and Darrell Williams Sr.

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