Auburn's Top 5 Targets: Defensive Line

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How many 4-star OL will the Auburn Tigers sign in 2025?

Auburn’s 2025 recruiting class is off to a fast start. The Tigers enter March with nine commitments, a group currently ranked No. 8 in the country and No. 3 in the SEC.

And more additions could be on the way.

Who are the top targets at each position, the main guys Auburn fans should follow in the coming weeks and months? This series will answer those questions.

Today, we look at the top targets at defensive line.

Top 5 Targets: Defensive Line

Auburn is off to a huge start in its 2025 class when it comes to defensive tackles. The Tigers already have pieced together one of the top, if not the top, defensive line class in the country.

Auburn has commitments from four four-star tackles in Kalen Edwards, Malik Autry, Antonio Coleman and Jourdin Crawford. The first priority at this position is keeping all four committed, which new defensive line coach Vontrell King-Williams has done so far.

Secondly, the Tigers would like to add 1-2 more to the group and has its sights set on several top targets.

Here are five more defensive tackles Auburn fans should keep a close eye on moving forward.

Andrew Maddox, Hattiesburg, Miss. (Oak Grove)

Maddox has visited Auburn at least three times since last fall and is scheduled to return for a fourth trip on March 16. The Tigers have been and continue to be a serious threat to get him out of Mississippi. Ole Miss, however, won’t make it easy. The Rebels in 2024 signed Maddox’s brother, Anthony Maddox.

Nathaniel Marshall, Oak Park, Ill. (Fenwick)

The top-ranked recruit in Illinois visited Auburn last fall for the Ole Miss game and is expected to return in the spring or summer. In-state Illinois is working hard to keep Marshall home, and he’s considering it, but he’s also looking nationally at schools, including Miami, Oregon and Auburn.

Elijah Griffin, Savannah, Ga. (Savannah Prep)

The five-star recruit from Georgia is a top target for several schools, including Auburn. The in-state Bulldogs, however, could be tough to beat. He’s also looking east at Clemson and South Carolina. Still, Auburn is working to get him on campus this spring and become more of a factor in his recruitment.

Myron Charles, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Auburn offered Charles in January and is working to get him on campus as soon as possible. A spring visit is likely. Miami, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Texas and USC appear to be the top contenders at this time.

Justus Terry, Manchester, Ga.

The five-star tackle from Georgia is committed to the in-state Bulldogs, but Auburn and others continue to try and change that. Terry has visited Auburn at least twice and a third visit is expected this spring.

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