The 2023 Auburn Football Roster Tracker
Between the new transfer portal era and another coaching change, this is set to be the wildest offseason for roster management for the Tigers. Keep track of it all here.
Updated: 5/20 (new transfer)
This offseason was already set to be a massive one for roster turnover on the Plains.
Auburn had a large number of seniors on its 2022 roster, and there were multiple star players who were draft-eligible as well. On top of that, the transfer portal was entering a new era. Thanks to new NCAA rules, players now have a 45-day window to enter the portal — creating a condensed time of focused transfer chaos, as opposed to the constant free-for-all of previous cycles. (The second window opened April 15.)
And then the Tigers made another head coaching change.
It’s been said pretty much every year, but it’s still true: This is on track to be the wildest offseason for roster management yet for Auburn football.
New head coach Hugh Freeze and his staff are hitting the ground running with recruiting instant-impact transfers and trying to add onto a very small but still talented 2023 high school class that it inherited from the previous administration.
Recruiting misfires of the past have put the Tigers in tough spots, particularly at a few important position groups. Auburn isn’t done yet in the 2023 class, but it will most likely have to go even harder in the transfer portal in order to get to where it wants to be for Freeze’s first season. And the turnover goes both ways, as Auburn players can elect to look for options elsewhere in this transfer frenzy.
With that in mind, it’s a perfect time to roll out the third annual Auburn football roster tracker here on The Observer. This is a position-by-position look at where Auburn stands right now in terms of scholarship players, and we’ll try to keep this as up-to-date as possible throughout the offseason. Go ahead and bookmark it in your browser, because there’s a lot that will change over time.
Each position is broken down into several categories — scholarship players currently on the roster, 2023 commitments, confirmed departures and 2022 seniors who at least have the option to return for a free final year of eligibility. We’ll also add reported targets in both the portal and the high school circuit.
Two important things, as always: First, this is not an official scholarship count. Teams keep those numbers and all the math that goes into them close to the vest. A lot of movement will be happening, so the numbers might not always line up. (It also helps that there’s no longer any hard 25-man count for incoming classes, so as long as Auburn’s at 85 or lower, it’ll be fine.)
Second, I’m not a recruiting expert. Any reported targets listed with each position group are thanks in large part to the (non-paywalled) stories and tweets of the excellent recruiting writers for 247Sports, Rivals and On3. (For recruit rankings and visit info in this piece specifically, I used the public 247 database.) As always, if you want to dive deeper and get the full scope of Auburn recruiting, I highly encourage you to subscribe to those sites and support their work.
This is a live overview of what’s going on at each position, and, again, we’ll try to keep this updated through the transfer window and the signing periods.
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