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  • Auburn and Alabama add five-star prospects on back-to-back days

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger13 days ago

    Even though the rivalry between Auburn and Alabama will forever be associated with football, the annual hoops showdowns between the two programs may not be an afterthought much longer.

    The Tigers and Crimson Tide both landed five-star recruits in the last 48 hours, further raising hopes that both may emerge as contenders in the SEC before too long.

    On Sunday, Auburn received a commitment from Waterbury, Conn. resident Mustapha Heron, a big, strong, physical 6-foot-5 wing ranked Rivals.com's No. 19 prospect in the Class of 2016. On Monday, Alabama answered back with a pledge from Texas native Terrance Ferguson, an elite 6-foot-6 shooting guard rated Rivals.com's No. 11 prospect in the class of 2016.

    The recruiting coups further validate the investments Auburn and Alabama made on splashy coaching hires the past two springs.

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