2019 National Signing Day Running Post


For the TENTH consecutive year, War Blogle will be THE PLACE to get all of the no-frills Auburn info on National Signing Day. The early signing period has severely diminished the already-waning excitement of the actual National Signing Day, but there’s still some ‘croots to be had.

As always, this post will be updated constantly throughout the day, so don’t get inundated with the same announcement 400 times, just keep hitting refresh on this post and you’ll see who signed. It’s simple. It’s straight-forward. It’s all you need.


11:45 am – Here is the class. There may be some transfers coming soon, but these are the new guys that signed for 2019.

11:00 pm – We wrapped up the day talking about Auburn’s 2019 Signing Class and a few other Auburn things. Give a listen/watch below.

9:00 pm – END OF DAY RECRUITING RANKINGS UPDATE

  • ESPN – #12; moved up 4 spots from the beginning of the day
  • Rivals -#13; moved up 3 spots from the beginning of the day
  • 247 – #11; moved up 1 spot from this morning

3:10 pmOctavius Brothers signs with Auburn. He is the last prospect Auburn was waiting to hear from. We will look to Gus for his NSD Presser.

2:15 pmIra Henry selects FSU. He will be protecting air as they do not have a QB on the roster.

1:45 pmJammie Robison selects South Carolina. No surprise, this was expected.

1:00 pm – MID DAY RECRUITING RANKINGS UPDATE

  • ESPN – #14, moved up 2 spots from this morning
  • Rivals – #12, moved up 4 spots from this morning
  • 247 – #12, no movement from this morning

12:29 pmKamaar Bell picks Auburn over Florida State. Could this be a domino for another big OL recruit?

12:12 pm – The Auburn coaching staff was excited about Mark-Antony’s announcement.

https://twitter.com/AuburnFootball/status/1093210230903767040

11:33 am – 4-star RB Mark-Antony Richards chose Auburn over Florida, Georgia, Miami, and Penn State in front of his school. Big pickup and boost to the class. He whispered to his coach right before he made the announcement. Maybe it was to tell him to hit send on the fax machine because Auburn tweeted about it right when he announced, which means the letter was already in while he was on stage.

11:03 am – Auburn coaches reacting to the Charles Moore commitment

https://twitter.com/AuburnFootball/status/1093193512189943814

10:20 am – 4-star DE Charles Moore has committed to Auburn. He had been considering Florida, Mississippi State, Florida State, and others. He looks mean. That’s good. You can smile.

9:13 am – LeDarrius Cox flips commitment from Tennessee to Ole Miss. Not sure why.

9:10 am – George Pickens flipped to Georgia. Auburn players aren’t happy. But his Twitter header has been all Georgia for about a month. Oh well…

8:04 am – Kameron Brown starts off the day as the first player to send his letter in. Will he be treated like every other freshman, or will his brother be able to protect him? WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!


Given that we already have most of the class signed and in the barn, it only makes sense to split this initial post into three sections: those we have, those that have said they’ll have us, and those that we may have by the end of the day.

First, let’s go with what we have. This class is good enough by itself, and combined with the verbal commitments (more on those later), it ranks as so: ESPN – #14, Rivals – #16, 247 – #12.

1. Luke Deal  – 3-Star TE, Greenwood, S.C.
2. Tyler Fromm – 3-Star TE, Warner Robins, Ga.
3. Derick Hall – 4-Star Buck, Gulfport, Miss.
4. Jaren “Stone” Handy – 4-Star DL, Hattiesburg, Miss.
5. Ja’Varrius Johnson  – 3-Star WR, Trussville, Ala.
6. Keiondre Jones  – 4-Star OL, LaGrange, Ga.
7. Cam’Ron Kelly – 4-Star DB, Chesapeake, Va.
8. Bo Nix  – 5-Star QB, Pinson, Ala.
9. Justin Osborne – 3-Star OL, Flower Mound, Texas
10. Owen Pappoe  – 4-Star LB, Lawrenceville, Ga.
11. Nehemiah Pritchett  – 3-Star DB, Jackson, Ala.
12. Zion Puckett  – 4-Star DB, Griffin, Ga.
13. Jaylin Simpson – 4-Star DB, Brunswick, Ga.
14. D.J. Williams – 3-Star RB, Lake Placid, Fla.
15. Colby Wooden – 4-Star Buck, Lawrenceville, Ga.
16. Jashawn Sheffield – 4-Star WR, Brunswick, Ga.

Next, we have the guys that have given Auburn their word that they will sign with them on National Signing Day. Kameron Brown, brother of Derrick Brown, is expected to have a ceremony signing with Auburn. George Pickens has been rumored to be on the table to flip, but the Auburn staff is confident.

1. Kameron Brown – 2-Star LB, Sugar Hill, Ga.
2. George Pickens – 5-Star WR, Hoover, Al.

And lastly, we come to the guys that Auburn has a shot at getting on this hallowed day. More so than last year, Auburn has a chance to make a splash and get some big commitments. A few national recruiting personalities are predicting Auburn to have a big day. We shall see.

We do have the times they’ll be picking and the teams they’ll be picking from, and would you look that that, I even threw in my “I haven’t cared about recruiting until yesterday” predictions.

1:45 p.m. 8:04 a.m. Kam Brown – 2-Star LB; Lanier HS, Sugar Hill GA

  • Teams – Auburn (Committed)
  • Prediction –  Auburn (SUCCESS – Signed with Auburn)

8:30 a.m.Ledarrius Cox – 3-Star DT; McGill-Toolen HS, Mobile, AL

  • Teams – Tennessee (Committed)
  • Prediction – Flip to Auburn (FAILURE – Signed to Ole Miss)

9:10 a.m.George Pickens – 5-Star WR; Hoover HS, Hoover AL

  • Teams – Auburn, Georgia, LSU
  • Prediction – Auburn (FAILURE – Signed with Georgia)

10:20 a.m.Charles Moore – 4-Star DE; Louisville HS, Louisville, MS

  • Teams – Auburn, Florida, Miss State
  • Predictions – Auburn (SUCCESS – Signed with Auburn)

11:15 a.m.Mark-Antony Richards – 4-Star ATH; Wellington HS, West Palm Beach, FL

  • Teams – Auburn, Florida, Georgia
  • Prediction – Auburn (SUCCESS – Signed with Auburn)

12:20 p.m.Kamaar Bell – 3-Star OL-C; Colquitt County HS, Moultrie, GA

  • Teams – Auburn, FSU
  • Prediction – Auburn (SUCCESS – Signed with Auburn)

1:00 p.m.Jammie Robinson – 3-Star S; Lee County HS, Lessburg, GA

  • Teams – Auburn, Kentucky, South Carolina
  • Prediction – South Carolina (SUCCESS – Signed with South Carolina, not good for Auburn)

2:00 p.m.Ira Henry – 3-Star OT; Trinity Catholic, St. Louis, MO

  • Teams – Auburn, FSU
  • Prediction – Auburn (FAILURE – Signed with FSU)

2:45 p.m.Octavius Brothers – 3-Star LB; Rockledge HS, Southwest Brevard County, FL

  • Teams – Auburn, North Carolina
  • Prediction – Auburn (SUCCESS – Signed with Auburn)

TBD – La’Michael Pettway – WR – Arkansas Grad Transfer

  • Will not commit tomorrow but is interested in Auburn

So keep it locked here. I’ll have every announcement, hopefully with video or some other media ganked from the internet. There will be a live chat at some point later in the day (follow me on Twitter to get updates on that), but feel free to talk about it all in the comments below or over in The Barn. Just for nostalgia, here’s how things went in past years: 2010201120122013201420152016, 2017, 2018.