4-Star Roberson Commits to Auburn

Talented defensive back Marcus Roberson committed to the Auburn Tigers on Monday. Our report features comments from the star, photos and game video from his senior season.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.--After first committing to Texas Tech four-star defensive back Marcus Roberson changed his mind on Monday as he chose Gene Chizik's Auburn Tigers over the Red Raiders, the Florida Gators, and USC.

Commenting on Auburn, Roberson had nothing but good things to say about the Tigers.

"Auburn is the school me and my mom felt the most comfortable at," Roberson told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "They have been keeping in touch with me since the beginning of the recruiting process. I just feel that I can become a better person and have a good opportunity to play early at Auburn.

"When I went up there I just liked the place," he added. "The people are nice there. There is a lot of tradition there."

Rated as the nation's number four safety prospect by Scout.com, Roberson is being recruited as a cornerback by the Tigers after he dominated the competition at a summer camp on the Plains last year. Playing for one of the state's top teams Roberson excelled in man coverage while also spending some time playing safety for the Raiders.

Marcus Roberson at the Under Armour All-American Game

He helped his team to a state championship as a senior with three interceptions on the season as teams tried to stay away from him during the year. One of those came in the state title game as St. Thomas Aquinas defeated Plant 29-7.

Roberson becomes Auburn's 23rd commitment of the year and the third four-star prospect from the state of Florida to commit to the Tigers in the last week joining Brandon Fulse and Tre Mason. Roberson is expected to sign at a ceremony at his school on Wednesday.

Marcus Roberson is shown at a summer football camp.

The nephew of former Auburn football player Otis Mounds, Roberson says that after visiting the AU campus over the summer he determined that Auburn would be a good fit for him. "I want to be in a place where I don't mind waking up every morning--a place where I really want to be."

Roberson said the coaches, players and the people he met had a big influence on his decision, too. "The people at Auburn are great," he says. "It is the kind of place where I can achieve my goals as a student and a football player."

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