Meet Auburn football's 2024 incoming transfer class (so far)
The Tigers have landed eight FBS transfers to boost the roster, including several guys who could compete for starting jobs right away.
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Auburn football’s offseason has been one of significant transition, and that’s still ongoing as we hit the middle of January and the start of winter workouts.
Hugh Freeze has yet to announce the hires of his two new coordinators following the departures of both Philip Montgomery and Ron Roberts in recent weeks. The Tigers have also been impacted by resignations of position coaches Cadillac Williams and Zac Etheridge, with the program also officially confirming the arrival of veteran assistant and ace recruiter Charles Kelly as co-defensive coordinator.
During all this change, Auburn signed the nation’s No. 7 recruiting class for the 2024 cycle — one that could be joined by 5-star receiver and Tigers legacy Ryan Williams, who announced his de-commitment following the retirement of Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
Freeze has made it clear that he prefers to build Auburn’s roster with high school recruiting, and he prioritized locking down those signings over hitting the transfer portal as hard in December.
But the Tigers haven’t ignored the portal by any means. FBS transfers are necessities in the modern game, and it looks like Auburn has opted to mostly fill positional needs with established depth pieces in the first window.
That window is still ongoing, to a degree, as the chain reaction of coaching changes from Saban’s retirement has opened the door for players at several schools across the country to go into the portal late. (That could keep going in the coming days, depending on if Jim Harbaugh decides to leave national champion Michigan and go to the NFL.)
Auburn is by no means done in the transfer portal, and there will be a second window after spring practices for further movement. The Tigers could still be on the lookout for a quarterback, as they’ve been linked to several targets in the weeks following the Music City Bowl loss to Maryland.
But with the newcomers coming at seemingly random times in an already-chaotic college football calendar, you might not know a ton about the eight new Tigers who have already decided to transfer to the Plains.
Here’s a look at all eight of them, starting with a starting offensive lineman from a fellow SEC school and continuing all the way to an Auburn legacy who looks like a playmaker for the future.