Gene Chizik have had a very good last couple of days in recruiting. They landed defensive lineman Devaunte Sigler and running back Tre Mason on Wednesday before picking up a commitment from Brandon Fulse on Thursday. Find out what the Tigers are getting in those three right here.
University picked up two commitments on Wednesday and one on Thursday to give them a total of 22 for the class of 2011 with a few big names still out there.
Here is what the latest commitments will take to Chizik's program:
Breaking Down the New Auburn Commitments
Sigler is a prospect with a big body that is still growing. He has added some weight over the past few months and he has the frame to add more in the coming years. He will likely start off at strong-side defensive end, but with the combination of his body and his skill set, he could move inside to tackle down the road. What stands out the most about Sigler on the football field are his feet and his athleticism. He played linebacker at B.C. Rain so he can move. He will enter Auburn raw from a technique standpoint, but he is a competitor that is looking to learn and looking to dominate. While he had to play with a little more patience at linebacker, he will now be able to let loose in the trenches in the SEC. It may take him a little time to fully develop with his hand down, but he has a lot of upside.
– 5-9/190 – RB – Lake Worth, Fla. – Park Vista
: Mason is really a balanced running back. People may look at his size and think he is more of an outside back that doesn't like to stick it up inside, but that is not the case. He runs hard between the tackles, he can get the yards after contact, and he will run with toughness. With that said, he does have good speed to the edge as well. He is not a burner, but a kid that knows when to hit the extra gear. He can break the long runs and he has very good hands out of the backfield as well. He can still work on his elusiveness in the open field and of course he will have to work on blocking in the backfield. Overall, he is a very good fit for Auburn and what they do offensively. He is a good single back, he sets his blocks up well, and he will be an excellent receiving back in the spread.
: Fulse is a versatile big man that has projected at a few different positions, but all signs point to him getting a real chance to play tight end at Auburn. Fulse moves very well for a big athlete and he shows soft hands as a receiver too. The biggest question is, how big will he get as his body develops physically in Auburn's strength and conditioning program. He is a lean 250 pounds right now with a good bit of room to add muscle and mass to his frame. He needs to become a more aggressive blocker and getting stronger will really help that. He can get out and be a big target for his quarterback as a receiver. He really has good body control and balance when running routes and he is only going to get better. I would like to see him play with a little more of a nasty attitude, especially when being used as that extra blocker. It will fun to watch this one develop because he has a lot of natural ability.