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Auburn Recruiting Notes

Auburn's spring practice visitors
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While the media was in attendance for Auburn's spring practice, there was also a chance to see a few recruits watching, too. Here are notes on several of the prospects in attendance. 

  • CJ Wiley came to practice, just as he said he would on Sunday. Wiley is the big-bodied receiver that SEC programs often covet. He has shown great hands in games and during seven-on-seven competitions. Wiley also plays with an Auburn commitment, the player mentioned next.
  • It was good to see Ryan Ghea again, this time standing next to fellow Auburn tight end commitment Hollis Davidson. Both of these future Tigers walked by. These are how major college football tight ends should look. They’ve both put in the time to add good weight to their bodies since last season and are still lean as well.
  • Speaking of tight ends, Nashville (Tenn.) Donelson Christian Academy’s Carson Sneed was on campus. Auburn offered Sneed during his visit. He’s only going to be a junior next fall but he looked the part as well. Additionally, after seeing him play with NPA seven-on-seven earlier this year, there was no doubt he was a top recruit. Rivals has placed Sneed as its #50 prospect for the class of 2026.
  • Central-Phenix City wide receiver Daylyn Upshaw was again on Auburn’s campus. He’s from the same high school as Cam Coleman. It would not be surprising if Upshaw eventually ended up at Auburn. Living 45 minutes from the Plains certainly makes unofficial visits easy.
  • Another offer went out, this one to Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth defensive back Justin Hopkins. Ensworth is a top academic institution that also produces quite a few Power 4 recruits.
  • Finally, a defensive lineman to note for the future would be Valdin Sone. He’s from Sweden and a class of 2027 prospect. When first looking at him, the thought was immediately that he’s an Auburn player sitting out with injury. He’s one of the most impressive-looking recruits anyone is going to see. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds from his X account, Sone’s frame screams big-time recruit. So does his offer list with Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Texas A&M, and UCF.