The future is bright for Auburn’s football running back hall, all the more so with the possibility of securing the 4-star RB Damari Alston 2022. The Tigers are loaded with Tank Bigsby and Shaun Shivers returns in addition to the signatory. 2021 Jarquez Hunter, but depth will be needed as soon as possible.
The nation’s 29th best running back unofficially visited Auburn on Wednesday and spent time with Bryan Harsin, Mike Bobo, Cadillac Williams and even Tank Bigsby. Auburn Rivals reports that Auburn staff have made it clear to Alston that he is a priority target:
“They just tell me to make sure I know I’m a priority for them,” Alston said. “They need me here. The main thing they kept saying is that they need some help with Tank. I know they have Shaun Shivers but he’s leaving after this year because he’s a senior. They want a good guy, or two of them. I see an opportunity here.
The RB said he can see himself playing alongside Tank Bigsby, also from Georgia state. Alston wants to play with a group of running backs that will push him to improve his game and is not intimidated by Auburn’s talented football roster, according to AL.com:
“The Cadillac coach always told me that iron sharpens iron,” said Alston.
In the 2020 season, Alston racked up 1,507 rushing yards for 25 touchdowns, in addition to recording 22 receptions for 229 yards and two touchdowns. It is a complete package, with the ability to both run and catch the ball.
Alston has more than 50 offers on hand and has already made an unofficial visit to Florida and an official visit to LSU, which is expected to land the rookie according to the 247 Sports Crystal Ball Prediction. He will also officially visit Northwestern on June 18 and Penn State on June 25.
The 4-star prospect plans to return to the Plains for a game-day visit and wants to see a winning program led by Coach Harsin. He plans to officially commit to a school this fall during his final season.
If Damari Alston is serious about learning from the best, Auburn’s football schedule is the best place to make that happen. With guys like Tank Bigsby and Shaun Shivers, Alston will have strong mentors to help him realize his potential.