5-Star DL, Other Bluechippers Checking Out AU

Garrison Smith

Heavily recruited football prospects are showing interest in Gene Chizik's Auburn football Tigers.

Auburn, Ala.--Bluechip prospects are expected to check out the Auburn Tigers as Gene Chizik's team has a camp for rising senior football prospects on Saturday evening and Sunday.

Among the players expected to be in Auburn this weekend is Scout's No. 2 rated defensive lineman in the country, Garrison Smith from Douglass High in Atlanta. He is rated as a five-star prospect and has offers from coast to coast.

Michael Dyer, a four-star running back who is ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the nation at his position, is expected to be on the AU campus. He plays for Little Rock Christian in Arkansas.

Michael Dyer

This is a return visit to the Plains for Dyer, who was on campus to watch the Tigers at a spring practice.

Another highly-regarded prospect, defensive back Jarrick Williams from Blount High in Prichard, is rated as the No. 8 safety in the country and he is visiting this weekend.

Jarrick Williams

Linebacker/fullback Jessel Curry from Buford, Ga., High, who was in Auburn for the Big Cat Weekend last month, is expected to be in this weekend, too. He is rated as the No. 4 fullback prospect in the nation. Auburn is recruiting him to play LB.

Jessel Curry

Curry, who helped his team to a state title as a junior, is the son of former NFL linebacker Buddy Curry.

In-state standout LaDarius Owens from Jess Lanier High, another Big Cat Weekend visitor, is expected in this weekend. He is rated as the No. 25 outside linebacker prospect.

LaDarius Owens

Owens is the nephew of former Auburn running back James Owens.

Another in-state standout and Big Cat Weekend participant, wide receiver Jeremy Richardson, is expected to return. The Springville High School star is a verbal commitment to Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

Jeremy Richardson

Richardson announced last week that he would sign with the Tigers.

Travis Dickson, who is ranked as the number 32 defensive end prospect in the country from Ocean Springs, Miss., is expected to be in this weekend. Dickson is rated four stars and has been visiting a variety of colleges around the Southeast.

Travis Dickson

Dickson is considered one of the top prospects in the state of Mississippi for the 2010 signee class.

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