Recruiting Weekend Rewind

Recruits in flux following coaching changes at several schools

Originally Published: November 26, 2012
By ESPN RecruitingNation

Editor's note: Weekend Rewind is a weekly RecruitingNation feature that will appear every Monday of the college football season, breaking down the top recruiting storylines from around the country. Check out On The Trail for all of the latest recruiting news from Week 13 in college football.

There was bound to be a lot of recruiting news after a weekend full or rivalry games, most of them of the in-state variety, but coaching changes for several teams following their final regular-season games put a whole new wrinkle in things. Whether they announced their intentions to explore their options or decided to wait it out to see who gets the job next, committed prospects weren't afraid to voice their concerns.

Those stories and more make our top 10 list of the biggest recruiting stories from the weekend.

Top 10 recruiting stories

1. Tide seize recruiting opportunities amidst Auburn coaching turmoil

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's 49-0 drubbing of Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday was the last domino to fall before Gene Chizik was fired as head coach of the Tigers. Now the Crimson Tide are looking to poach some of AU's top recruits.

Over the weekend, Alabama hosted a number of Auburn commitments including defensive tackle Dee Liner, the state's top-ranked player, ESPN 300 wide receiver Earnest Robinson and four-star athlete Jason Smith.

"It was fun," Smith said of his visit. "I came in for the game with my parents. The atmosphere was crazy. Whenever you come to a big rivalry game like that, it's going to be packed out, and the excitement of that game is crazy. It was great. I liked it."

Read Greg Ostendorf's full post on TideNation