The Auburn Tigers are surging on the field, an SEC Championship Game win away from a spot in the College Football Playoff following wins over Georgia and Alabama to end SEC regular-season play. They're also on a roll on the recruiting trail.
Having moved up nine spots to No. 10 in the latest release of the ESPN Class Rankings following a quartet of four-star commitments since beating Georgia Nov. 11, Gus Malzahn and his staff have a shot at a top-five class with several top targets still on the board.
Here is a look at five prospects who could prove to pivotal for Auburn.