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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2007
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AUBURN FOOTBALL RECRUITS

BRENT SLUSHER

Position: Tight End

Height, weight: 6-3, 225

School: Bell County; Pineville, Ky.

Notes: Already has signed letter of intent with Auburn. ... Will be available for spring practice, which starts Feb. 27. ... Rated the No. 3 player in Kentucky and the nation's 25th-best tight end.

KODI BURNS

Position: Quarterback

Height, weight: 6-2, 195

School: Northside; Fort Smith, Ark.

Notes: Committed late in the 2006 football season. ... Athletic quarterback who could be a big-time player in two or so years. ... Rushed for more than 2,000 yards and passed for more than 6,000 in his prep career.

WES BYRUM

Position: Place-kicker

Height, weight: 6-3, 195

School: St. Thomas Aquinas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Notes: Chose Auburn over Colorado, Florida and Oklahoma. ... Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 2 kicker in the nation and is No. 85 on Rivals' Florida top 100 player list. ... Made 12-of-16 field goals and 74-of-75 extra point attempts.

QUINDARIOUS CARR

Position: Receiver

Height, weight: 6-0, 164

School: Huntsville; Huntsville

Notes: Ranked No. 11 on Rivals.com's Alabama top 30. ... Could be a diamond in the rough. ... As a junior, caught 26 passes for 426 yards and seven touchdowns.

JARED COOPER

Position: Offensive lineman

Height, weight: 6-4, 287

School: W.S. Neal; Brewton

Notes: Chose Auburn over Alabama after the Crimson Tide made a late push. ... Athletic lineman who is expected to play tackle, a position where Auburn needs help. ... Ranked No. 17 on Rivals.com's Alabama top 30.

KYLE COULAHAN

Position: Offensive lineman

Height, weight: 6-4, 320

School: Catholic; Pensacola, Fla.

Notes: Committed in April and has stuck with his decision. ... Started for straight seasons in high school. ... Invited to play in Florida all-star game and Army All-American game.

ENRIQUE DAVIS

Position: Running back

Height, weight: 5-11, 212

School: Mosley; Lynn Haven, Fla.

Notes: Adds to an already deep stable of talented running backs. ... Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds. ... The nation's No. 3 running back prospect, according to Rivals.com.

JOHNNIE LEE DIXON

Position: Athlete

Height, weight: 5-11, 176

School: Glades Central; Belle Glade, Fla.

Notes: Chose Auburn over Arizona, Georgia, Miami and Oregon. ... Committed in June 2006 and hasn't wavered. ... Didn't play as a junior, but came back with a strong senior season.

JOHN DOUGLAS

Position: Fullback

Height, weight: 6-2, 235

School: Aquinas; Augusta, Ga.

Notes: Fifth-best fullback in the country, according to Rivals.com. ... Fills a need for Auburn after Carl Stewart graduates following the 2007 season. ... Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds.

ELTORO FREEMAN

Position: Linebacker

Height, weight: 5-11, 199

School: Benjamin Russell; Alexander City

Notes: Committed to Auburn in July and didn't take any other recruiting visits. ... As a junior, finished with 100 tackles, 52 of which were for lost yardage. ... Fills a need now that Will Herring and Karibi Dede have completed their eligibility.

A.J. GREEN

Position: Defensive end

Height, weight: 6-5, 250

School: Brentwood Academy; Brentwood, Tenn.

Notes: Comes from same school as Auburn players John Vaughn, Kody Bliss and King Dunlap. ... Recorded 46 tackles and six sacks as a senior. ... Helped high school team to a state championship.

BO HARRIS

Position: Athlete

Height, weight: 6-2, 235

School: Milford Academy; New Berlin, N.Y.

Notes: Signed with Auburn in 2006, but did not meet academic requirements. ... Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds. ... The 13th-best prep school player according to Rivals.com.

ADAM HERRING

Position: Linebacker

Height, weight: 6-2, 218

School: Shiloh Christian; Springdale, Ark.

Notes: Son of University of Arkansas defensive coordinator Reggie Herring. ... Also recruited by Clemson, N.C. State, Middle Tennessee, and Missouri State. ... Had more than 100 tackles and helped team to state championship as a senior.

JERMAINE JOHNSON

Position: Offensive lineman

Height, weight: 6-6, 290

School: St. Thomas Aquinas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Notes: Goes to the same school as fellow Auburn recruit Wes Byrum. ... Senior season was first-ever to play football. ... Will attend prep school before getting re-recruited in 2008.

WILFRED JOURNET

Position: Defensive end

Height, weight: 6-3, 242

School: Acadiana; Scott, La.

Notes: Added to Auburn's list of recruits Sunday. ... Recorded 126 tackles, including 48 for lost yardage and 16 sacks as a senior. ... Rivals.com rates him as Louisiana's No. 40 prospect.

TIM LAMB

Position: Defensive tackle

Height, weight: 5-11, 315

School: Lincoln; Tallahassee, Fla.

Notes: Also recruited by Alabama, Clemson, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska and North Carolina State. ... Broke school record for tackles for lost yardage in 2005 with 31. ... Former teammate of current Auburn linebacker Craig Stevens.

MICHAEL MCNEIL

Position: Defensive back

Height, weight: 6-2, 200

School: Davidson; Mobile

Notes: No. 4 player in Alabama, and nation's No. 8 safety as rated by Rivals.com. ... Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds. ... Went to same high school as current Auburn tight end Gabe McKenzie.

RYAN PUGH

Position: Offensive lineman

Height, weight: 6-2, 275

School: Hoover; Hoover

Notes: Grew up an Auburn fan. ... Alabama's 6th-best player according to Rivals.com. ... Had offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt.

CHAZ RAMSEY

Position: Offensive lineman

Height, weight: 6-3, 285

School: Madison Central; Madison, Miss.

Notes: Committed to Auburn in June. ... Will play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game in Mobile in June. ... First-team all-state as a junior.

MIKE SLADE

Position: Defensive back

Height, weight: 6-2, 185

School: Lincoln; Tallahassee, Fla. Notes: Teammate of Auburn recruit Tim Lamb. ... Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. ... Finished with 30 tackles, one interception, three pass breakups, and two fumble recoveries as a
junior.

CHRIS SLAUGHTER

Position: Receiver

Height, weight: 6-3, 180

School: Hargrave Military; Chatham, Va.

Notes: Signed with Auburn in 2006. ... No. 6 prep school prospect according to Rivals.com. ... As a high school senior, caught 23 touchdown passes and recorded 1,350 receiving yards.

RYAN WILLIAMS

Position: Defensive back

Height, weight: 5-11, 182

School: B.C. Rain; Mobile

Notes: Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. ... Recorded 53 tackles his senior season, including one interception. Returned three punts for touchdowns. Caught 25 passes for 622 yards. ... Committed to Auburn over Alabama, Clemson, Ole Miss, South Carolina and West Virginia.

BAILEY WOODS

Position: Tight end

Height, weight: 6-4, 240

School: Walton; Marietta, Ga.

Notes: Rated No. 7 tight end in the country by Rivals.com. ... Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. ... Committed to Auburn in March and hasn't wavered.

LEE ZIEMBA

Position: Offensive lineman

Height, weight: 6-7, 295

School: Rogers; Rogers, Ark.

Notes: Arkansas' top prospect. ... Benches 315 pounds and squats 425. ... Chose Auburn over Arkansas
as well as Kansas State, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Southern California.

Bradley Handwerger,
Daily Sports Write

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