Thursday, October 4, 2012
Updated: October 5, 10:56 AM ET
Future Auburn teammates square off
By Greg Ostendorf
Auburn (Ala.) High will face Montgomery (Ala.) Carver on Friday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNU and WatchESPN.com.
The unbeaten Tigers are led by senior Reuben Foster, an Auburn commit who's rated the nation's No. 1 linebacker and No. 2 overall prospect in the ESPN 150. Meanwhile, the Wolverines feature fellow Auburn commit Jeremy Johnson, who's rated the nation's No. 30 pocket passer by ESPN.
|Auburn commit Reuben Foster is the No. 2 prospect in the ESPN 150.|
LB Reuben Foster, Class of 2013
There's a reason Foster is the No. 2 player in the nation. The Auburn commitment is as strong and physical as they come at the linebacker position, and he's leading a defense that is allowing just10 points per game through the first five games. The 6-foot-2, 242-pounder has also been used as a running back at times this season, especially in goal-line situations.
Other Top Recruits
ATH Cameron Echols-Luper, Class of 2013
Echols-Luper was banged up earlier in the season but proved he was healthy last week, rushing for 132 yards and throwing for 108 yards with three total touchdowns. He's expected to play wide receiver when he gets to Texas A&M, but the dual-threat quarterback has shown he can beat you with both his arm and his feet at the high school level.
DE Rashaan Evans, Class of 2014
Just a junior, Evans already has double-digit offers, and he picked up a new offer this week from the University of Alabama. The ESPN Watch List defensive end has wreaked havoc in the backfield all season. He has a quick first step and the size to go with it.
WR Blaise Taylor, Class of 2014
Taylor may be a little undersized, but he makes up for it with his speed. He's electric when he gets the ball in his hands. Last week, the 5-7 dynamo returned a punt 55 yards for a score and also caught a 23-yard touchdown pass. He has early offers from Arkansas State and Memphis.
DB Antreal Allen, Class of 2014
At safety, Allen is the last line of defense for Auburn's defense. He's also been known to come up and lay the lumber on opponents. He has an early offer from Arkansas State.
|Jeremy Johnson is committed to Auburn.|
QB Jeremy Johnson, Class of 2013
At 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, Johnson has the size. He has the big arm. He even has the accuracy. But could he put it all together? The Auburn commitment is proving he can this season. He's already thrown for 1,352 yards and 17 touchdowns with just four interceptions. He's also rushed for 327 yards and a score. Bottom line, Johnson has played like the best quarterback in the state.
Other Top Recruits
LB Shaun Hamilton, Class of 2014
Hamilton is one of the better in-state prospects for the class of 2014. He already has over 10 offers, and he's backing it up with a strong junior season. The linebacker prospect wants to be in the same conversation as Reuben Foster, but he has to prove it on Friday night. Early on, he likes Auburn and Clemson, but he thinks Alabama could offer soon.
DB Shaun Rupert, Class of 2013
Rupert may be one of the more underrated defensive backs in Alabama. He shows good range and the ability cover the entire field. He committed to Arkansas State in August.