Auburn missed finishing in the top 10 on the field this year. Auburn's coaches are determined not to let that happen in recruiting.
With the February 1st signing day just a few weeks away now, Auburn added its 16th recruit of the year this weekend when it signed Oak Grove kicker Ryan Shoemaker.
Shoemaker, who will probably concentrate on punting, was being pursued by both the Tigers and Alabama. Tuberville surprised Shoemaker with the scholarship offer on Friday. An Alabama fan, he was expected to walk-on in Tuscaloosa before Tuberville's offer.
Two of the Tigers biggest recruits will be starting classes today. Running-back Benjamin Tate, the heralded back from Rock Hill, Maryland, who rushed for a state record 6,123 yards is on campus and ready for winter workouts.
Offensive lineman Lee Tilley is also on campus and ready to go. Auburn stole Tilley from Ohio State's backyard earlier this year. The highly recruited lineman from Columbus, Ohio chose Auburn over OSU, Arizona State, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma and South Carolina.
Click on the links below to get all of Auburn's recruiting news:
Two top recruits to begin at Auburn on Monday
Tigers focusing on final targets
Tigers search for more prospects
Andre Smith won't say what lies ahead
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