Auburn closed the Early Signing period at a furious pace, landing several big names and surpassing her class to number 13 nationwide. Now the Tigers are also starting the 2023 Class off on the right foot. The Tigers have secured a commitment from state four-star offensive lineman Bradyn Joiner, center No. 1 of the classified nation and player no. 128 in general. Joiner becomes the Tigers’ first engagement in the class of 2023 after selecting the school over the Georgia and Penn State finalists. Rivals.com reached out to Joiner to break down his decision.
When he learned it was Auburn: “Growing up my godfather loved Auburn and always wanted me to play there. He died a few years ago and when Auburn offered me I knew that was where I wanted to go to honor him. Once I got that offer I knew I would. . go to Auburn. ”
When he told the coaches: “I confronted them earlier this month and let them know that I was coming and that I will commit. They were shocked. They were really happy to see me busy and to make me the first kid to commit to the class. They want me to establish. the standard for what this class can be. ”
Being the first commit of 2023: “I want to be the leader for this class. Everyone will look at me and ask me what’s in Auburn that made me want to commit. I know I have to do a lot of recruiting and help convince the guys because this is a great place. Where to stay.”
On recruiting the Auburn offensive line: “I feel like that’s an area they need to improve and the coaches are working to do it. I feel like I’ll help him and then I’ll go out and help recruit the best guys to play with. Me.”
About who he is recruiting to join him: “I’m talking to a lot of guys like Payton Kirkland and TJ Shanahan. I’ll try to bring them here and help make the offensive line the strength of the team.”
About plans for other visits in the future: “That’s it for me. I close my recruitment and it’s over. I’m committed to Auburn.”
Joiner’s addition is great, both figuratively and literally for the Tigers. Offensive online recruiting was a problem during the end of Gus Malzahn’s stint with the Tigers, and Bryan Harsin and his staff are still working to refill the closet. The addition of Joiner, commitment to the state and a high-level player, is a great way to kick off the class and will give the Tigers staff a recruiter to help bring other top talent with them to The Plains.