The Auburn football recruitment class in 2021 continues to grow in 247 Sports Recruitment Rankings for the next season. Now at # 20, after being in the 1940s before National Signature Day, it seems that the program has stabilized after a tumultuous coaching turnover has revealed internal turmoil in the form of a classic coup d’état to the position of head coach.
Bryan Harsin seems to have this program on the right track, with the team receiving several transfers of Power 5 conferences, such as Big Ten and Big 12, from the portal.
The job is not over, however. After all, recruiting never ends is Coach Harsin’s new motto for the Tigers.
With the offensive line failing to contain the quick pass, Fly War Eagle decided to take a look at 3 OL targets that the technical team should pursue on the transfer portal:
Auburn football portal target # 1: OG Willie Tyler, Texas
The transfer of the 1.80 meter, 330-pound Longhorns is attracting a lot of interest from the Power 5 and Group of 5 schools across the country, with Syracuse and Arkansas State having permanent offers for the Racine, Wisconsin native.
After wearing a red shirt for two years in Texas to become familiar with the offensive line game after a high school career chasing the quarterback and running back, Tyler is a project with as much potential as his body … with the right tutelage .
Given the interest of competitors from SEC Florida and Tennessee, it may just be a matter of time before Will Friend considers adding one of the biggest attackers on the line to the portal.
Auburn football portal target # 2: OG Jackson Gregory, Louisville
Jackson Gregory had more hopes than his experience in Louisville has so far been revealed in his two years with the Cardinals.
After playing in purely special team situations for two consecutive seasons, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound OL could find more opportunities on the plains golf course.
Auburn Football Portal Target # 3: OG Hunter Mayginnes, Washington State
The 1.80 meter, 130-pound Pac-12 guard has a history similar to Gregory’s, having been relegated to the reserve role on the depth chart for the Washington State Cougars.
The opportunities must be plentiful in a new era for a Tigers team with a huge chip on their shoulders after yet another National Championship in Tuscaloosa.
Looking at players with a similar advantage after having a low 2020 could be the key to putting the locker room together and proving that Auburn is not the younger brother of the Yellowhammer State football program.