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Solid Auburn recruiting class could remain intact with right hire

Auburn's 2009 recruiting class is deep and talented, but it isn't filled with blue-chip recruits. Expect many of the Tigers' top prospects to take a wait-and-see approach as the university searches for a coach, writes Billy Tucker.

Updated: December 3, 2008, 9:49 PM ET
By Billy Tucker | Scouts Inc.

Unfortunately for Tommy Tuberville, 85 wins in a span of 10 seasons in arguably the most difficult conference in the country wasn't good enough. Recruiting in the SEC is almost as difficult as the competition is on Saturdays, particularly with shrewd recruiters such as Florida's Urban Meyer and Alabama's Nick Saban entering the conference in recent years. Still, Tuberville was successful on the trail.

Last year, the then-Auburn coach signed Scouts Inc.'s No. 19 class. In 2007, the ...

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