Bruce Pearl makes a splash in his return

Editor's note: This post was updated to reflect Trayvon Reed's commitment to Auburn on Thursday.

Bruce Pearl's return from a three-year show-clause penalty, coupled with three high-profile commitments, made Auburn the talk of college basketball recruiting this week.

Heading into last weekend, Auburn didn't have a commitment to its name in the 2015 class. By the time it was over, the Tigers had landed a pair of ESPN 100 forwards and another junior college prospect, turning Pearl's return into a celebration.

Pearl always intended to make a splash Sunday, strategically planning his first elite camp for his first full day of active duty and even hosting Horace Spencer, one of his top priorities in the 2015 recruiting class, for an unofficial visit at the stroke of midnight.