Four-star IOL Preston Taumua puts Auburn in top 5

Auburn is one of five finalists for offensive lineman Preston Taumua, the top player from Hawaii in the 2024 recruiting cycle.

The four-star interior offensive lineman announced a top five of Auburn, Alabama, Arizona, Nebraska and Oregon Monday on Instagram. Just as important, Auburn will be hosting the 6-foot-4, 315-pounder on an official visit June 16.

He has also set official visits to Arizona (June 2) and Alabama (June 23).

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Taumua is the No. 223 overall player and No. 13 interior offensive lineman in the 247Sports Composite ranking.

Auburn tight end coach Ben Aigamaua, who is from American Samoa, is leading the charge for the Tigers in their pursuit of Taumua.

The Tigers are looking for their first commit along the offensive line in the 2024 recruiting class.

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