Scene & Heard: May 16

News, notes and rumors from the week that was -- and will be -- in recruiting

Updated: May 16, 2014, 11:43 AM ET
By Gerry Hamilton | ESPN.com
Alabama once again has the nation's top recruiting class. On May 30, the Crimson Tide will get the chance to take another step toward securing the recruiting title when No. 58 Drew Richmond visits Tuscaloosa. The Under Armour All-American offensive tackle plans to announce September 9 with Tennessee, Ohio State and Alabama recruiting him the hardest. A fourth school, Auburn, is putting in the extra effort ...
[+] EnlargeMalik Jefferson
Tom Hauck for ESPNMalik Jefferson plans to visit recruiting juggernaut Alabama this summer, while hoping to get other key trips in, as well.
No. 38 Malik Jefferson is setting up a summer visit to Alabama, as well. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound outside linebacker lists UCLA and Ohio State as two programs he hopes to visit this summer ...

Auburn is a serious threat to sign the top-ranked class in 2015. With junior college running back Jovan Robinson back in the fold, the Tigers continue to build momentum. No. 46 Richard McBryde will attend Big Cat Weekend and the Tigers are recruiting the Under Armour All-America selection the hardest. McBryde lists Florida State, Florida and Miami as potential summer visit destinations with the Tigers the odds on favorite. ESPN 300 offensive guard/center Darryl Williams is considered a heavy Auburn lean, as is three-star fullback Chandler Cox. Cox is the best friend of five-star offensive tackle and No. 2 overall Martez Ivey ...

Auburn is also squarely in the mix for tight end and No. 56 Hale Hentges along with Missouri, Florida State, Alabama and Ohio State. This race is too close to call with Hentges being the top tight end on the board for all of the above ...