While they’ve missed out on George Perkins, the Auburn Tigers have kept things moving on National Signing Day. Gus Malzahn and his staff scored two four-stars on Wednesday, as Mark-Antony Richards and Charles Moore have each committed to Auburn.
After losing a commitment from five-star wide receiver George Pickens, the Tigers picked up a pledge from four-star defensive end Charles Moore — the nation’s No. 69 overall recruit in the 2019 class: #NationalSigningDayhttps://t.co/2fTmQvrRCA pic.twitter.com/bzendv42QY— AL.com (@aldotcom) February 6, 2019
For the second time in about an hour, Auburn has added a top-100 recruit.— AL.com (@aldotcom) February 6, 2019
4-star athlete Mark-Antony Richards commits to and signs with Auburn: #NationalSigningDayhttps://t.co/ytz5PyA8Gt pic.twitter.com/J0pq9ucItG
Both Moore and Richards are Top 100 recruits in the 2019 recruiting cycle.
Moore ranks 69th in the nation while Richards is listed at 90th at the moment per 247Sports Composite. Moore is listed sixth amongst all strong side defensive ends, which puts him in the company of some of the nation’s top EDGE players. That includes five-stars Antonio Alfano (Alabama Crimson Tide) and Zach Harrison (Ohio State Buckeyes). In addition, four-stars Drake Jackson (USC Trojans), George Karlaftis (Purdue Boilermakers) and Justin Eboigbe (Alabama) are all in front of him. He’s also ranked 4th among all players from Misssissippi, as the Louisville native is behind Nakobe Dean (Georgia Bulldogs), Charles Cross and Jerrion Ealy, who recommitted to the Ole Miss Rebels on Wednesday.
Richards, meanwhile, is fourth amongst all athletes currently. The company he keeps are Texas Longhorns commits Bru McCoy and Jordan Whittington, as well as Quavaris Crouch, who has committed to the Tennessee Volunteers. Meanwhile, the West Palm Beach native is listed 12th amongst all Florida recruits right now. That talent-rich group is of course led by Georgia commit Nolan Smith as well as his IMG Academy teammates Trey Sanders and Evan Neal, whom are ‘Bama commits. He is just behind 10th-ranked Khris Bogle (Florida Gators) and Rian Davis (Georgia).
With Moore and Richards in tow, the Tigers rank 12th in the nation and sixth in the SEC in the 2019 recruiting rankings.