A Look at Auburn's 2010 Running Back Recruits

Michael AbbottContributor IIIJune 5, 2010

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1: Running back Ben Tate #44 of the Auburn Tigers rushes upfield against the Northwestern Wildcats in the Outback Bowl January 1, 2010 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Going into the 2010 season, Auburn looks to sign one true running back and possibly a fullback/athlete.

The following are the top three recruits that have the most interest in the Tigers at this point.

Mike Blakely out of Bradenton Florida is right now the mostly likely to commit to the Tigers.

At 5'9" and 195 lbs, he is the right size for a Gus Malzahn offense. Blakely plays in a similar style offense in high school and feels like he would fit in well at Auburn.

Blakely was on the plains for the big cat weekend and came away impressed. He liked the family atmosphere at Auburn and plans on returning.

As a junior, Blakely rused for over 1400 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also caught 35 passes for 300 yards.

Next, from Orlando Florida, is Demetrius Hart.

Hart is 5'9" and 190 lbs with 4.4 speed. He has Auburn in his top two right up there with in state Florida Gators. Hart is a all purpose back that can run and catch out of the backfield.

Hart was planning on committing early, but as of now, he's still undecided.

Moving up the list is Rodney Coe out of Edwardsville Illinois.

At 6'3" and 235 lbs with 4.5 speed, he's being recruited as a athlete and could play at wide receiver.

Auburn made a big impression on the talented junior during big cat weekend and plans to return on an official visit.

Chizk and his staff have once again used the big cat weekend to their advantage.

Auburn is going after these three recruits hot and heavy. Coach Chizik probably has  recruits he's keeping low key and could suprise some fans come signing day.