ITAT Signing Day Blog

Stay tuned to this blog throughout the day for news and updates on Auburn's signing class as the Tigers look to bring in another highly-rated football signee class.

Here are articles on Auburn's signees:

Signing Day Reports

2:30 p.m. Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said he is thrilled the signee class that he contends is full of prospects who can compete for playing time immediately.

The former secondary coach said he is particularly excited about his four signees for the secondary because that is an area of major need.

Gene Chizik talks about his signees on Wednesday at the Auburn football complex.

The coach is also pleased with Auburn's offensive line signee group and said he likes the athleticism and potential of the defensive linemen signed. One of those players, Gabe Wright, is the best defensive tackle in the country, Chizik claimed.

Chizik said that believes the national championship helped the Tigers recruit this highly-rated class, but notes that many of the players who signed on Wednesday were previously committed before the Tigers defeated Oregon in the BCS Championship Game.

1:30 p.m. Cyrus Koudanjio has yet to fax in his national letter of intent to Auburn and Scout's Bob Lichtenfels and Kristen Kenney note that the offensive tackle from Maryland says there is uncertainty on whether or not he will stick with his vebal pledge to the Tigers. 12:30 p.m. Four star defensive tackle Gabe Wright chose Auburn over Tennessee, Alabama and others. The Carver High star from Columbus, Ga., is a key recruit for the Tigers, who must replace their starting defensive tackles Nick Fairley and Zach Clayton plus key backup Mike Blanc.

11:15 p.m. Talented Quan Bray from Troup County High in LaGrange, Ga., has faxed in his scholarship papers. The heavily-recruited Under Armour All-American chose Auburn over Georgia and many other offers.

Bray transferred from to Troup for his senior year after playing at Callaway High as a junior.

11:07 a.m. Huge news for the Tigers as Scout.com's No. 1 ranked offensive tackle prospect in the country, Cyrus Kouandjio, announced that he is signing with Auburn.

Cyrus Kouandjio

The Tigers beat Alabama for the big lineman, whose older brother is on the roster at the University of Alabama.

10:25 a.m.
Justin Garrett has signed with Auburn.

Word out of Tuscaloosa is that Brent Calloway changed commitments again and signed with the Tide. That has been a strange situation.

Here's a list of all of the players to sign with Auburn thus far:
1. Reese Dismukes
2. Thomas O'Reilly
3. Jonathan Rose
4. Tre Mason
5. C.J. Uzomah
6. Kris Frost
7. Jaylon Denson
8. Brandon Fulse
9. Angelo Blackson
10. Chris Landrum
11. Devaunte Sigler
12. Erique Florence
13. Greg Robinson
14. Jermaine Whitehead
15. Jabrian Niles
16. Sammie Coates
17. Christian Westerman
18. Kiehl Frazier
19. Keymiya Harrell
20. Anthony Swain
21. Justin Garrett
22. Robensen Therezie
23. Quan Bray
24. Gabe Wright

10:17 a.m. Four cornerback Robensen Therezie has signed with the Tigers.

Robensen Therezie

10:10 a.m.
Click here for comments by Erique's Florence's defensive coordinator comments.

Click here for video of Florence's announcement from Valley High School including Q&A with the media.

Committed players Auburn is waiting on are Quan Bray, Robensen Therezie, Justin Garrett and Brent Calloway.

Calloway should be announcing between Auburn and Alabama within the hour. Gabe Wright is still undecided between Auburn and Tennessee with an announcement coming at 12:30 p.m. Central Time. Cyrus Kouandjoi is expected to announce at 11 a.m. Central with Alabama and Auburn as the favorites.

A few players on Auburn's radar have signed with other schools. Marcus Roberson has signed with Florida as expected. The same can be said about La'El Collins to LSU. Antonio Richardson has signed with Tennessee and LaMichael Fanning has inked with Alabama. None of these come as a surprise.

9:48 p.m.
Anthony Swain, a safety from Gadsden City, has signed with the Tigers.

9:32 a.m. Defensive end Keymiya Harrell, an early Auburn commitment, made it official on Wednesday as he signed scholarship papers to play for the Tigers. Harrell is also a talented basketball player for Dallas County High in Plantersville, Ala.

9:15 a.m.
Another five-star prospect is an Auburn five-star signee with Kiehl Frazier, the top prospect in Arkansas, faxing his letter of intent to Auburn.

Scout ranks Kiehl Frazier as America's No. 4 quarterback prospect for the 2011 signee class.

8:50 a.m.
Scout's No. 1 ranked offensive guard, Christian Westerman from Arizona, has signed with the Tigers. He formerly committed to Texas.

The Tigers picked up a very talented in-state receiver when Sammie Coates faxed in his scholarship papers from Sweet Water, the home of the Class A state champions.

You can follow the team recruiting rankings throughout signing day. As of 8:35 a.m. on Wednesday the Tigers are ranked third nationally.

Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings

Jabrian Niles

The Tigers need defensive linemen and picked up a signee at that position as Mobile's Jabrian Niles faxed in his letter of intent.

8:30 a.m.
Big news for the Tigers. Uncommitted 4-star cornerback Jermaine Whitehead, who was supposed to announce at 1 p.m. today, signed early with the Tigers, choosing Auburn over Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He is from Elzy High in Greenwood, Miss.

Cornerback Marcus Roberson, whose scholarship offer was pulled by Auburn after he committed and then waivered, signed with the Florida Gators.

Jermaine Whitehead

Scout.com's Signing Day Live is on the link:

Signing Day Live

8:22 a.m.
All-American offensive lineman Greg Robinson has signed and faxed in his scholarship papers to Auburn.

Greg Robinson

8:05 a.m.
Valley High safety Erique Florence was the first player to announce on ESPNU's signing day show. He picked Auburn over Southern Cal. Alabama, who pushed hard to sign him, did not get a mention.

Scout's national commitment tracker:

Commitment Tracker

7:55 a.m.
Sweet Water star linebacker Chris Landrum has signed with the Tigers.

7:46 a.m.
Devaunte Sigler has signed with the Tigers.

7:35 a.m.
DL Angelo Blackson from Delaware has signed with Auburn.

7:28 a.m.
All-American tight end Brandon Fulse has signed with the national champs.

7:15 a.m.
The first Central Time Zone signee is in, wide receiver Jaylon Denson from Hoover.

6:51 a.m
All-American Kris Frost is signed.

Kris Frost

Kris Frost Report

6:40 a.m.
Tre Mason and C.J. Uzomah are the first to fax in their scholarship papers.

Tre Mason Report

C.J. Uzomah Report

6:30 a.m.
Heading into National Signing Day 2011 the Auburn coaching staff has commitments from 22 players. Reese Dismukes, Thomas O'Reilly and Jonathan Rose have already signed and enrolled for the spring semester at Auburn and will count toward the 2011 class.

Jonathan Rose Report

Reese Dismukes Report

Thomas O'Reilly Report

For the full commitment list, Click here.

Most of the players on the commit list are solid to Auburn. One player to look out for is Brent Calloway of Russellville, Ala., High School. Previously committed to the University of Alabama, he switched to Auburn on Jan. 8. Calloway took a visit to Tuscaloosa last weekend and hasn't been heard from since, nor has he been in attendance at school.

A player that was committed to Auburn as of Tuesday morning that will not likely sign with the Tigers is Marcus Roberson from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. That means Auburn has another scholarship opening for a defensive back, and all indications point toward Jermaine Whitehead signing with the Tigers after his press conference at 1 p.m.

Click here for the latest on Whitehead.

For a more in depth look at the numbers crunch and the players remaining on Auburn's board, click here.

Here are some notable press conference times of players that could sign with the Tigers.

Erique Florence: 8:05 a.m.
Antonio Richardson: 9 to 10 a.m.
Cyrus Kouandjio: 11 a.m.
Gabe Wright: 12:30
Jermaine Whitehead: 1 p.m.

Out of that group, Florence and Whitehead are the most likely to sign with Auburn.


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