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12:33 PM ET 05.03 | Five-star defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, considered by many to be the best player in the class of 2014, will visit Auburn this weekend, a sign the school has entered a race most think is led by Michigan and Virginia Tech. When the 6'5, 247-pound junior released a top-five list back in January, Auburn didn't make the cut, with the Wolverines and Hokies joined by Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. But Gus Malzahn has apparently figured out how to work the Tigers into the mix. Thanks to defensive line coach Rodney Garner, who ditched Georgia to join Malzahn's staff in late December, Auburn has managed to reel in some serious defensive line recruits. Last year's class boasted three five-stars, defensive tackle Montravius Adams and defensive ends Carl Lawson and Elijah Daniel.

Andrew Bone

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May 3, 2013  12:56 PM ET

You can dam sure bet Gus will have his very best bag man on duty for this visit. No doubt about it.

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May 3, 2013  01:29 PM ET

Rodney Garner is one heck of a recruiter in the Southeast.

May 3, 2013  01:47 PM ET

Bama lock

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May 3, 2013  03:24 PM ET

The Barn has the NCAA intimindated or something so look for the checkbook to open early and open often in this next class.

May 3, 2013  03:27 PM ET

Hey, OT, if you're out there. I forgot Rutledge, but that was when I was little and did not even live in Alabama.

May 3, 2013  03:28 PM ET

Alabama just beat out Notre Dame for a 4 star linebacker!!!

May 3, 2013  03:45 PM ET

If you live near Auburn, AL, I'd hit the ATM machine before they all run out.

May 3, 2013  03:48 PM ET

"The Barn" may actually have a shot at him as UAT broke the bank to steal Foster away. Funny that a Mullet like you would insinuate that Auburn pays for players when there's never been any proof of such, while Alabama was caught red handed for the Memphis fiasco.

May 3, 2013  04:42 PM ET

ABM.

May 3, 2013  09:02 PM ET

Interesting how we are all becoming so cynical about SEC recruiting practices.
Is it real, or are we just all easily convinced?

May 3, 2013  11:13 PM ET
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Interesting how we are all becoming so cynical about recruiting practices.Is it real, or are we just all easily convinced?

Fify

May 4, 2013  04:13 AM ET
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Alabama just beat out Notre Dame for a 4 star linebacker!!!

Alabama beat Notre Dame for more than just a linebacker!

May 4, 2013  11:03 AM ET

Wanna get into the NFL then come to LSU. Wanna get paid now then go to one of the Alabama schools. Wanna get your girlfriend a free education, then sign with BAMA.

May 4, 2013  11:24 AM ET

How's he feel about free tattoos?

May 4, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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"The Barn" may actually have a shot at him as UAT broke the bank to steal Foster away. Funny that a Mullet like you would insinuate that Auburn pays for players when there's never been any proof of such, while Alabama was caught red handed for the Memphis fiasco.

Whatchu sayin' 'bout the grate state of sweeet Alabama?

May 4, 2013  11:27 AM ET

Glad to be back triple

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May 5, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Which one of those green things is Bud Elliot?

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