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Auburn WR commit is Rivals No. 1 class of 2016 recruit

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The recruiting class of 2016 is still a year and a half away from its signing day (unless an early signing period materializes), but Rivals released some early ratings for the group and ranked wide receiver Nate Craig as 2016′s top recruit.

That’s good news for Auburn fans, since Craig pledged his verbal commitment to the Tigers on July 21.

Of course, a verbal commitment isn’t really a commitment and 18 months separate us from February 2016. But Craig did commit to Auburn while holding offers from powerhouse programs like Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC, among many others.

If his rating holds, the Tampa native would join Percy Harvin, Derrick Williams and Dorial Green-Beckham, all of whom were wide receivers ranked as the No. 1 recruit in their respective classes.

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8 Responses to “Auburn WR commit is Rivals No. 1 class of 2016 recruit”
  1. seminolez says: Jul 28, 2014 11:54 AM

    i dont get why “committments” are even newsworthy. They aren’t binding and change all the time.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 28, 2014 12:17 PM

    Not only that… his #1 ranking is subject to change as well. The recruits will be reranked several times before it is all said and done.

    2016 would mean he’s about to be a junior. I don’t think he’s even got a SPARQ rating yet…. Doesn’t that happen between junior and senior year?

    Way to early to be super excited about a commitment like this.

  3. guinsrule says: Jul 28, 2014 1:13 PM

    Too early…the bidding process hasn’t begun yet.

  4. gatiger says: Jul 28, 2014 1:28 PM

    You gotta talk about something until football starts, so until then its recruiting

  5. timh1955 says: Jul 28, 2014 1:53 PM

    Not only that he will switch to Bama before signing date if he wants to wear 2-3 NC rings.

  6. irishlad19 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:39 PM

    These early commitment rankings are to help corrupt schools decide how to allocate the under-the-table payments.

  7. rydawgmhs says: Jul 28, 2014 3:02 PM

    why would a top WR commit to a running school? If he wants to fine tune is craft he should go to schools with top passing qb’s like in the Big 12 or Pac 12

  8. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 28, 2014 3:27 PM

    rydawgmhs says:
    Jul 28, 2014 3:02 PM

    why would a top WR commit to a running school? If he wants to fine tune is craft he should go to schools with top passing qb’s like in the Big 12 or Pac 12
    __________________________

    The best WR of this generation came out of a triple option offense that almost NEVER threw the ball.

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