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Auburn Recruiting: 2025 commit breakdown

Collin-headshotby:Collin Ginnan05/12/24


Hugh Freeze and his staff at Auburn are looking to land a top-10 recruiting class for the second consecutive cycle. The Tigers ranked No. 8 in the 2024 On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings, landing 12 blue-chip prospects. Five-Star Plus+ wide receiver Cam Coleman led the way as the cycle’s No. 4 overall prospect.

Auburn is off to a hot start in the 2025 class as well. The Tigers currently rank No. 9 in the 2025 On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings with commitments from 10 prospects.

Auburn Class Breakdown

Seven blue-chip recruits headline Auburn’s 2025 class.

Highland Home (Ala.) four-star EDGE Jakaleb Faulk headlines the class as a top-200 recruit alongside Winona (Miss.) four-star linebacker Tyler Lockhart, Birmingham (Ala.) Parker four-star defensive lineman Jourdin Crawford, Opelika (Ala.) four-star defensive lineman Malik Autry and Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes four-star offensive tackle Tavaris Dice.

Buford (Ga.) four-star cornerback Devin Williams and Mobile (Ala.) Willamson four-star offensive tackle Carde Smith round out the list of blue-chippers.

Lockhart committed to Auburn on May 6 and is the latest to join the Tigers’ class.

Last month, Lockhart was a standout to On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings Charles Power at the Under Armour Nashville camp. The blue-chipper’s playmaking ability helped him stand out in an impressive field.

“In a setting that isn’t typically favorable for linebackers, Tyler Lockhart managed to make some nice plays while flashing intriguing upside,” Power wrote. “The Winona (Miss.) High product has a great frame with plus length. He moved well in drills and managed to make some plays in 1-on-1’s. Lockhart closed quickly on a route in the flats and later stayed in-phase defending a wheel route, leading to a pass breakup.”

Top Tigers Offensive Commit: OT Tavaris Dice

Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes four-star offensive tackle Tavaris Dice is the nation’s No. 193 overall prospect, No. 15 offensive tackle and No. 27 recruit from Georgia in the 2025 cycle according to the On3 Industry Ranking — a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Auburn offensive line coach Jake Thornton played a major role in Dice’s decision.

“I can really tell he is a really good coach,” Dice said. “By the way he speaks to me and by the way I saw his O-line perform. They really get movement and the way their technique is I can tell they are getting coached well.

“I really like him a lot. By the way his o-line is developing, plus, they have an old o-line, so coming in with my class would be really big for me.”

Top Defensive Commit: EDGE Jakaleb Faulk

Highland Home (Ala.) fours-star EDGE Jakaleb Faulk headlines Auburn’s 2025 recruiting class — one of five in-state prospects committed to the Tigers. Faulk pledged to Auburn back in August and ranks No. 110 overall in the cycle.

Jakelb’s older brother, Keldric Faulk, was a freshman defensive lineman for Auburn in 2023. He visited the Plains to see his brother play in September.

“I loved the game,” Jakaleb Faulk told Auburn Live. “I loved to watch my brother play and get a couple of tackles. It brought tears to my eyes to see my brother actually doing what he loves. It’s inspiring.”

Faulk also said that he had begun to build a bond with other Auburn recruits.

“I got a good bond with a couple of commits. I was talking to a couple of them,” he said. “And the defense looked pretty nice. They were shutting them down pretty good. I could see where I fit in (on the defense).”