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      Auburn lands 5-stars at key positions, top-10 recruiting class

      Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

      The Auburn Tigers landed highly rated recruits at positions where they could use immediate help.

      Coach Gus Malzahn and the Tigers capitalized on a surprising run to the national championship game with a Top 10 recruiting class on Wednesday.

      The class was highlighted by a trio of five-star players: junior college receiver D'haquille Williams, linebacker Tre' Williams and running back Roc Thomas.

      Malzahn says he feels like Auburn got players who can make a quick impact, at least in providing depth and possibly starting.

      The Tigers landed signing day commitments from defensive end Andrew Williams and guard Braden Smith. They lost five-star Auburn High School linebacker Rashaan Evans to rival Alabama in another Wednesday announcement.

      Malzahn says they got guys "who can help us win a whole lot of games."

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