Stuckey on Malzahn "I believe in that dude"

Auburn juco defensive line commitment Dalvon Stuckey talks about the Iron Bowl and his future with the Tigers.

Junior college defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey committed to the Auburn Tigers after seeing them in action against the Georgia Bulldogs, a game that had one of the signature plays of the college football season at the end of it when Nick Marshall hit Ricardo Louis on a 73-yard deflected pass for the game-winning touchdown.

Last Saturday he was back in Jordan-Hare Stadium to take in the Iron Bowl and saw an even better finish. Tied with just one second remaining, Chris Davis' 109-yard return of a missed field goal gave Auburn a 34-28 win over Alabama and propelled the Tigers into the SEC Championship Game this Saturday in Atlanta.

A top defensive tackle prospect expected to provide immediate depth for Rodney Garner up front, Stuckey says that he was so fired up following the game that he wanted to play right away.

"I have never in my life seen anything like that," Stuckey tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "War Eagle. That's all I have to say. It's just crazy. National championship hopes now."

Learning more and more about the Tigers during the season and watching as the wins piled up, Stuckey notes that this team and coaching staff has shown him all he needs to know about the future of the program. For him that all starts with Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn.

"They have just shown me that they know how to win in all situations," Stuckey says. "They play good football. I just respect that. Coach Malzahn is like a big-time person to me. I believe in that dude. They know how to win, I'll put it like that."

A former Miami commitment that played the last two seasons at Pearl River Community College in Mississippi, the 6-4, 295 Stuckey signed with Florida State out of Walton High in Defuniak Springs, Fla. With three seasons to play two, Stuckey is expected to provide immediate help for the Tigers in 2014.

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