5-star defensive lineman visiting Auburn on Tuesday

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June has arrived and with it on-campus visits are permitted again.

Auburn is starting the month off with a big one from five-star defensive lineman James Smith who is visiting the Plains on Tuesday.

Out of Carver High School in Montgomery, Smith is ranked the No. 3 defensive lineman and No. 6 overall player in the 2023 signing class.

From 247Sports scouting report on the 6-foot-3, 270-pound playmaker:

Physical young defensive lineman who could fit multiple fronts, but likely projects best to 3-tech in an even look. Possesses requisite size/frame. Consistently flashes vs. the run and as a pass rusher. Bull in a china shop who made plays as a freshman with size, strength, tenacity. Impressive closing speed relative to size. Physicality really stands out for such a young prospect. Technical development and improved body control could make for truly elite front-line defender. Early returns suggest impact high-major potential with early-round NFL Draft ceiling.

According to Auburn Undercover, Auburn also expects Smith teammate Jaquavious Russaw, a three-star edge rusher, to visit the Tigers on Tuesday as well.