08:14 AM ET 01.31 | Down the stretch they come, and Auburn is among the schools whose recruiting haul hangs in the balance. The Tigers are one of the more intriguing programs heading into Signing Day because all eyes are on new head coach Gus Malzahn as he returns to The Plains after a one-year hiatus as head coach at Arkansas State. Auburn once had verbals from arguably three of the nation's top 15 prospects, and only defensive end Carl Lawson remains of the trio. And keeping him could be challenging. Malzahn will be able to re-install his offense and get pieces to plug in and make the unit effective. But the Tigers need impact defenders, as well. So it will be interesting to see if Lawson remains committed.