Is Auburn still in the hunt for a four star Alabama commit?

There are still over 250 left until members of the 2024 recruiting cycle officially sign their NLI to the school of their choice, and one Alabama pledge has made it clear that their in-state rival is still in the mix to sign him.

Perry Thompson, a four-star receiver from Foley, committed to Alabama last June. However, since Auburn extended an offer to Thompson on Jan. 11, he has taken two visits to the Plains, most recently on Wednesday.

Auburn has made quite the impression on one of the state’s top players, and he made an astounding statement regarding Auburn to Auburn Undercover’s Christian Clemente.

“If I were to go somewhere else, it’d be Auburn,” Thompson said in a recent interview.

Thompson shared that the family atmosphere and the dorms are two of the reasons that Auburn is still in the mix, but after watching practice, Thompson says that he also likes how Hugh Freeze and Marcus Davis utilize their receivers.

“Practice was nice, I like how they use their receivers like how they gameplan the offense and stuff like that,” Thompson said after watching practice. “I like how the bigger type of receivers, he makes sure they break down routes, make sure they get in and out of breaks and stuff like that.”

Thompson is the state’s No. 2 receiver for the 2024 cycle and is the nation’s No. 28 overall prospect. Cooper Petagna of 247Sports says that Thompson is “a Power Five multi-year starter at the collegiate level with the ability to contribute early due to his combination of size, speed, and athleticism.”

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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire