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Recruiting Dead Period Over; Kiffin After Auburn 5-Star Commit

by Dan Harralson
Jan 16, 2014 12:37 PM EST



Today marks the end of the recruiting dead period and college coaches now are allowed in-person contact with recruits for the first time since mid-December.
Lane Kiffin has hit the ground running as he was the first coach to meet with five-star running back and Auburn commit, Roc Thomas. Thomas is ranked as the 22nd best high school player in the nation (24/7 Sports Composite). Auburn still is not shying away from Roc, Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee will meet in-person with the Oxford (AL) High School back today, as well.

Alabama was after Thomas early on in the recruiting process with assistants Bobby Williams and Burton Burns recruiting the now Auburn verbal commit.
Kiffin will be entertaining to watch as he is a relentless recruiter, much like Saban. Kiffin after Thomas will be something to keep an eye on from now and until signing day.