Every recruit from Auburn football’s class of 2022


Bryan Harsin laid the foundation for his second year at Auburn. What does the future of Auburn football look like?

The Tigers finished a busy start to the early signing period with eight four-star recruits, two of which were added today. As of Wednesday night, the Tigers have the No. 14 class in the country per 247 sports team rankings, that’s good for seventh in the Southeastern Conference.

Harsin didn’t rule out more signees, but the 17 recruits — including dual-sport 4-star Tre Donaldson — signed will give a much-needed lift to the roster at key positions.

Here’s the Auburn football class of 2022:

OFFENSE

The quarterback: Holden Geriner

Benedictine Military (Ga.), 4-star

No. 258 national, No. 19 QB

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound signal-caller can sling it and move the chains with his legs. He’ll be a player to watch from the moment he steps on campus.

The skill positions:

Omari Kelly

Hewitt-Trussville, 4-star

No. 360 national, No. 18 ATH

Kelly committed back in August and scored 25 touchdowns in his high school career. He projects as a receiver.

Micah Riley-Ducker

Bellevue West (Neb.), 3-star

No. 402 national, No. 19 TE

The big 6-foot-6, 235-pound pass-catcher adds a new dimension to whoever plays quarterback for the Tigers next year.

Camden Brown

St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 3-star

No. 526 national, No. 70 WR

Brown comes from a prestigious high school program and was one of Auburn’s wins on Wednesday.

Jay Fair

Rockwall-Heath (Texas), 3-star

No. 571 national, No. 78 WR

A threat to score whenever he touches the ball, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound- receiver can be a difference-maker for the Tigers.

The offensive lineman: Eston ‘EJ’ Harris Jr.

Auburn, 3-star

No. 425 national, No. 34 TE

Harris’ teammate Drew Bobo was also set to commit but flipped to Georgia following his father Mike’s dismissal as offensive coordinator. Harris has the frame — 6-foot-6, 290-pounds — to make an impact.

The kicker: Alex McPherson

Fort Payne, 3-star

No. 1 K

Like many positions, Auburn will need a new starter at kicker in 2022. McPherson, whose brothers kicked in college, might be the best-suited freshman to step in day one.

DEFENSE

The front: Enyce Sledge

Neville (La.), 3-star

No. 132 DL

It should be noted that four-star Caden Story is an Auburn commit and will sign in February. Still, Sledge chose the Tigers over Baylor, Indiana and Oklahoma State.

The linebackers:

Robert Woodyard

Williamson, 4-star

No. 137 national, No. 11 LB

Woodyard was a long-expected flip from Alabama and is the highest-rated recruit in the class.

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Powell Gordon

Auburn, 3-star

No. 654 national, No. 65 LB

Gordon will find the ball, whether he’s in the box or playing the edge. Like Woodyard, he’ll have a chance to play early.

The secondary:

JaDarian Rhym

Valdosta (Ga.), 4-star

No. 168 national, No. 21 CB

As part of Auburn’s push earlier in the week, Rhym is one of five defensive backs signed.

Austin Ausberry

University Lab (La.), 4-star

No. 177 national, No. 22 CB

The Tigers won out over LSU and Florida, snagging an impressive corner and state champion.

Keionte Scott

Snow College (Utah), 4-star

No. 3 national , No. 1 CB (JUCO)

Auburn got one of the best junior college prospects available over Tennessee, Miami and BYU.

Marquise Gilbert

Hutchinson (Kansas), 3-star

No. 7 national, No. 1 S (JUCO)

Another junior college pull, Auburn was in contention with Tennessee, Florida State and Colorado.

Caleb Wooden

Archer (Ga.), 3-star

No. 824 national, No. 68 S

Wooden’s older brother, Colby Wooden, is a defensive end on the Tigers.

This post will be updated.

Nick Alvarez is a reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @nick_a_alvarez or email him at [email protected]