Gus Malzahn recruiting

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn talks during Auburn early recruiting period round-up presser on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics

Go back to May 31 and the Tigers had six commitments in their 2020 recruiting class. Fast forward two months and the Tigers 2020 class features 17 players and has shot up to the No. 12 class in the country.

The Tigers' recruiting hot streak started on June 1 with the commitment of four-star offensive tackle Javion Cohen and since then, haven’t looked back.

The Tigers' 2020 class currently features six offensive lineman, four wide receivers, three linebackers, two defensive backs, a defensive line and a quarterback. The class is headlined by a talented trio of wide receivers and linebackers Trenton Simpson and Wesley Steiner — both of whom ae top five players at their positions according to 247Sports.

In July, the Tigers flipped 6-foot-4 wideout Ze’Vian Capers, who had been committed to Arkansas since February. Weeks later, Auburn received a commitment from Capers’ teammate Aaron McLaughlin, a four-star quarterback in the class of 2021.

With all five starters on the offensive line being redshirt seniors, the Tigers will certainly need to retool on the O-line. 

Cohen and top JUCO tackle Killian Zierer join three-star tackles Jeremiah Wright, Jonathan Buskey and guards Tate Johnson and Avery Jernigan in the offensive-line-heavy 2020 class for the Tigers.

Over the weekend, the Tigers gained commitments from two defensive backs: No. 2 JUCO cornerback Marco Domio and four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr.

Domio, a talented, lengthy corner, will come to The Plains from Blinn College in Texas; the same junior college that produced former Auburn star Cam Newton.

Thompson Jr. was a bit of a surprise commitment for the Tigers as the 6-foot-2 safety was long considered a lock for the Texas Longhorns. Thompson Jr. committed to the Tigers on Saturday many analysts predicting that he was a sure-thing for the Longhorns.

Looking into the future, the Tigers have a chance to jump into the top 10 in the team recruiting rankings as they are considered the favorite to land four-star athlete Ladarius Tennison, four-star DE Andy Boykin and big-time running back recruit Tank Bigsby, who is the No. 31 recruit in the nation and is expected to announce his decision Friday.

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