Both coaches are awaiting official announcements of college
choices for a number of their top recruits on national signing day
Alabama's class is widely rated among the Top 5 nationally by
recruiting services. Auburn's group is among the Top 20.
The Crimson Tide is awaiting word from Gadsden cornerback Dre
Kirkpatrick, Florida running back Trent Richardson and Louisiana
wide receiver Rueben Randle, among others.
Auburn is waiting for a decision from Oklahoma running back
David Oku and others.
Linebacker Tana Patrick of North Jackson High School in
Stevenson was considering both Auburn and Alabama among other