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Auburn is pushing hard after "one of the best players in the country"

By Andrew Stefaniak,


Auburn is going after class of 2024 five-star athlete KJ Bolden.

Bolden will likely play safety in college but does play both sides of the ball in high school.

He recently released a list of his top five schools, including Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama, and Auburn.

Locked On recruiting expert Brain Smith joined the Locked On Auburn Podcast to discuss where the Tigers stand with Bolden.

Smith had this to say, " KJ's one of the best players in the country. He's at one of the best programs in the country, and he's also one of the best kids in the country. Most five-star players, once you get to this point, don't want to talk to you as much. They get bombarded enough by the Kirby Smarts and everybody else of the world. The Ohio State defensive back coach that he would be playing under is a relative of his. Lot of people thought it was Ohio State, but he's in Georgia's backyard, so maybe he'll go to Georgia. Well, now Auburn is really trending, and I asked him about it, and he said the one visit that he took, he loved the campus, he loved the vibe and everything, and I'm like, whoa, I did not expect that. I just wanted to ask him about it. I've met him a few times, and he's got Auburn right there with them. It was the outlier I didn't expect, but that's why recruiting is fun; you just never know. If they can get him back on campus this fall for a game that would go a long way. I think if they can get him on campus down on the Plains, they got a really good shot at this kid."

It's exciting to see Auburn back in the conversation with some of the best talent in the nation.

Bolden is a great player that would compete for playing time the second he steps foot on campus if he chose Auburn.

Hopefully, Coach Freeze can finish the job and land one of the most talented players in the 2024 class.

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