Local DL target Malik Blocton projected to Auburn

Hugh Freeze and Auburn have been cleaning up in the transfer portal, landing top targets at key positions as they work to overhaul the Tigers’ roster ahead of his first season on the Plains.

While recruiting transfers is a key part of roster building, the recruitment of high school prospects is still the top priority, and Auburn has also done well on that front.

They boast the nation’s No. 15 ranked recruiting class in the 2024 recruiting cycle according to On3. The class is led by four-star quarterback Walker White, a top 100 recruit and the No. 11 quarterback.

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White may be from Arkansas but three of Auburn’s commits are from Alabama and they could be adding a fourth soon. Cole Pinkston of On3 logged an RPM pick for defensive lineman Malik Blocton to wind up in Auburn’s class.

His prediction gives Auburn a 91.7% chance of landing Blocton according to On3’s Recruiting Prediction Machine.

A three-star prospect, Blocton is from Pike Road, Alabama, and is the younger brother of current Auburn defensive lineman Marcus Harris.

Blocton has taken numerous visits to Auburn and included them in his top 10 schools on April 10. The 6-foot-3, 255-pounder also included Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia Tech and Oregon.


He is the No. 443 overall player and No. 40 defensive lineman in the On3 Industry Ranking. He is also the No. 25 player from Alabama.

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