Auburn football always manages to find ways to be successful in football recruiting. The Tigers look to continue that success for 2020 and possibly do better than they did in 2019.
For the 2019 class, Auburn football finished No. 11 in the country and No. 6 in the SEC.
According to 247Sports 2020 Composite rankings, the Tigers rank as the No. 14 overall class and No. 6 in the SEC.
So far Auburn has six commitments for 2020. Of those six members, there are three 4-stars and three 3-stars.
The Tigers have a wide variety of commits so far as well. There are two receivers, two offensive linemen, and two defensive linemen.
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However, of those six guys, the two receivers stand out the most to me.
Top Two prospects in 2020 class
Kobe Hudson and J.J. Evans are two receivers that will be hot commodities this recruiting cycle.
Hudson currently ranks in 247Sports Composite rankings as the No. 67 overall prospect, the No. 14 WR and the No. 8 player in Georgia.
The Troup County native committed to Auburn back on April 27, 2018. He is loyal to the Tigers, and it shows being committed to them for almost a year.
Hudson is 6-1 and 186 pounds, so he isn’t the biggest guy, but he has enough strength for him to play with and utilize. He is a playmaker and so competitive on the field. Hudson is an athlete that could play different positions at the next level.
He has a lot of upside to him, and his demeanor helps him a lot on the field. Hudson refuses to get outworked. He is a big pickup for Auburn due to the fact, if he doesn’t work out as a receiver, he could very well switch to the secondary and have success.
According to his 247Sports profile, he played quarterback for the most part in his junior year but did a good job at receiver in his sophomore and freshman seasons.
As a sophomore, Hudson had 45 catches for 896 yards, and 12 touchdown grabs.
Hudson may not stay with the Tigers if he continues to develop and gain attention. However, for now, he will likely stick to his commitment and remain loyal as he has for the past year.
Evans is the other receiver currently committed to the Tigers. He is 6-2 and 185 pounds.
According to the lastest 2020 247Sports Composite rankings, he ranks as the No. 158 overall player, the No. 29 wide receiver and the No. 7 prospect in Alabama.
The Montevallo, Alabama native committed to Auburn back on Feb. 24. He chose the Tigers over Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, and 15 other schools.
Evans has a nice size to him but could use a little more weight on him. He could prove to be a mismatch for a lot of defensive backs at the next level. Evans does a good job making defenders miss and work harder to keep up with him.
He has excellent speed, and his routes are crisp. Evans could use a little more development with his moves, but he could be one to watch out for this camp and football season.
His film shows a lot of upside, and I cannot wait to see where he is after a good summer of camps and development.
Evans seems 100 percent committed to the Tigers and like Hudson doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
What’s next for Auburn?
Auburn should have a big spring. Expect them to get a couple of commitments before the end of spring ball and throughout the summer. One name to keep an eye out for is Desmond Tisdol who recently got a 247Sports crystal ball to Auburn.
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The Tigers are in a good spot in regards to their 2020 class. Look for more smoke to surround them the closer football season gets here. Auburn always finds a way to close and look for the Tigers to do the same thing for 2020.