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Simmons Scoop: Auburn working to flip 4-star Georgia commit Bo Hughley

Drew Schott08/03/22
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Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes four-star offensive tackle Bo Hughley has been committed to Georgia since Sept. 23, 2021. However, On3 Director of Recruiting Chad Simmons believes Hughley’s recruitment isn’t close to over, especially since Auburn is working hard to flip his pledge from the Bulldogs.

Hughley, the No. 99 overall prospect in the 2023 On3 Consensus, was at Auburn on July 30 for Big Cat Weekend. He also took an official visit to the Tigers on June 10.

“He’s been to Auburn around half a dozen times since committing to Georgia last year,” Simmons said. “And Georgia has to work to keep Hughley in this class. Based on what I’m hearing, the latest intel, is nothing is set to happen anytime soon. There’s definitely traction there.

“The Auburn staff’s doing a great job, especially head coach Bryan Harsin. But Georgia, countering, doing a great job with (head coach) Kirby Smart, (offensive line coach) Stacy Searels, (running backs coach) Dell McGee, numerous off the field assistants I’m told by multiple sources. Georgia I think has some confidence they hold on here. Auburn has some confidence they can flip Hughley.”

Hughley has visited Auburn five times already, more than any other school during his recruiting process. Meanwhile, his last visit to Georgia was an unofficial on April 16.

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Landing Hughley would be a massive win for the Tigers, whose 2023 recruiting class currently contains six prospects and is ranked No. 38 in the 2023 On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings. Meanwhile, Georgia’s group is ranked No. 3. Even though Hughley is the Bulldogs’ seventh top-100 recruit, he is their highest-ranked offensive lineman.

Georgia is still the favorite for Hughley at 56.1%, according to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine. However, the RPM gives Auburn a 42.7% chance to flip Hughley from the Bulldogs.

Simmons does not believe any decision will happen soon. However, if Auburn can eventually land Hughley’s pledge, it would be one of the biggest recruiting wins of Harsin’s tenure.

“He’ll be one to watch all the way through the early signing period, December,” Simmons said.

Bo Hughley On3 Scouting Summary

The following is the On3 Scouting Summary for Bo Hughley:

“Specimen who encapsulates the meaning of the word “prototype” for what an offensive lineman is supposed to look like. Stands over 6-foot-7, 290-plus pounds with nearly a 7-foot wingspan. Has over a 10-inch hand and 36-inch arm and jumped a 20-inch vertical during the spring before his senior season. Primarily lines up at right tackle. Lacks ideal balance and body control. Can play over his toes and tends to lunge and bend at the waist. Good footwork and foot speed for his size. Threw over 43-feet in the shot put as a sophomore at nearly 300 pounds. Plays with a mean streak and looks to finish his opponents consistently. A high upside prospect due to his unique frame and length but will need to clean up his balance and leverage issues.”