Auburn Making Huge Impact on Football Recruiting Trail

Tim TrollingerCorrespondent IDecember 16, 2009

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 27:  A flag for the Auburn Tigers is flown during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 27, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Auburn fans should now realize that Coach Gene Chizik is a man of his word. He has promised to pursue the best players in the country and he is following through with that promise.

The Auburn Tigers 2010 signing class officially took a giant step forward today as four athletes signed national letters of intent.

"We signed two junior college young men," Chizik said. "Roszell Gayden, who we are really excited about what he brings to the table. Brandon Mosley is a great athlete that is a huge tight end/offensive line prospect who we think his potential is unlimited. We think he has some great days ahead of him. He's such a good athlete he can bring a lot to the table as a tight end or an offensive lineman."

The Tigers also signed two early high school graduates Wednesday in Ariton (Ala.) defensive end Craig Sanders and Buford (Ga.) linebacker Jessel Curry. Both will enroll at Auburn in January and go through spring practice.

This is a huge bonus for Auburn. Signing players early not only allows them to go through spring practice but also allows the Tigers to count them against their 2009 recruiting class. This will allow Auburn to still sign 25 more players and effectively give Auburn 29 players in the 2010 class.

Auburn has room to sign one more in the early period, which ends Jan. 15. JUCO defensive end Ken Adams could be that player, he is expected to choose between Auburn, Tennessee and North Carolina this week. now has Auburn ranked no.7 among the 2010 recruiting classes. Auburn also has secured verbal commitments from 6 of the top 13 players in the state of Alabama. That’s one more then our in state rivals.