Auburn's first Rivals 5-star was touted as the 4th best wide receiver prospect in the nation. The Selma native boasted 4.4 speed along with a high school career mark of 40 touchdowns. The Tigers beat out LSU, Alabama, and Notre Dame for Obomanu, who carried an absurd 4.3 GPA coming out of school.
Ben's collegiate career may not of been 5-star worthy, but it would be impossible to classify him as a "bust" considering he was a key player on Auburn's undefeated 2004 SEC Champion squad and he enjoyed a solid NFL career.
2002: 17 Receptions, 224 Yards, 3 TD
2003: 22 Receptions, 373 Yards, 3 TD
2004: 25 Receptions, 359 Yards, 7 TD
2005: 33 Receptions, 357 Yards, 5 TD
Career: 97 Receptions, 1313 Yards, 18 TD
Marcus McNeil * * * *
It came down to Georgia Tech and Auburn for the nation's 10th best offensive tackle. The big man out of Cedar Grove chose the Tigers on Signing Day. McNeil also started at defensive tackle in high school, and was a State finalist in shot put. He definitely lived up to his billing, winning All-American honors in 04' and 05', blocking for 3 1,000 yard rushers