Meet Auburn Football’s 2024 Incoming Transfer Class (So Far)
The Tigers have signed eight FBS transfers to bolster their roster, including some players who might contend for starting spots immediately.
Auburn football’s offseason has been a period of major transition, which is still occurring as we approach the middle of January and the start of winter workouts.
Hugh Freeze has yet to announce the hiring of his two new coordinators, despite the exits of Philip Montgomery and Ron Roberts in recent weeks. The Tigers have also been impacted by the resignations of position coaches Cadillac Williams and Zac Etheridge. The team has also officially confirmed the entrance of experienced assistant and ace recruiter Charles Kelly as co-defensive coordinator.
During all of this turmoil, Auburn signed the nation’s No. 7 recruiting class for the 2024 cycle, which might be joined by 5-star receiver and Tigers legacy Ryan Williams, who announced his decommitment after Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s retirement.
Freeze has stated that he prefers to construct Auburn’s roster through high school recruiting, and he prioritized securing those signings over hitting the transfer portal as hard in December.
But the Tigers haven’t ignored the portal by any means. FBS transfers are necessities in the modern game, and it looks like Auburn has opted to mostly fill positional needs with established depth pieces in the first window.
That window is still ongoing, to a degree, as the chain reaction of coaching changes from Saban’s retirement has opened the door for players at several schools across the country to go into the portal late. (That could keep going in the coming days, depending on if Jim Harbaugh decides to leave national champion Michigan and go to the NFL.)
Auburn is by no means done in the transfer portal, and there will be a second window after spring practices for further movement. The Tigers could still be on the lookout for a quarterback, as they’ve been linked to several targets in the weeks following the Music City Bowl loss to Maryland.
However, with the newcomers arriving at seemingly odd times in an already crazy college football calendar, you may not know much about the eight new Tigers who have already elected to transfer to the Plains.
Here’s a look at all eight of them, beginning with a starting offensive lineman from another SEC school and progressing to an Auburn legacy who appears to be a player for the future.