Pair Of Tigers Not Returning

Mackenro Alexander will not return next season for the Tigers, becoming the third safety out of the 2013 class that is gone from the program. Also not coming back is wide receiver Dominic Walker, who is headed for junior college.

Auburn, Ala.--Seeking the opportunity for more playing time, sophomore defensive back Mackenro Alexander has left the Auburn football team a source close to the situation has confirmed. With three left to play after not seeing action last fall, Alexander is in the process of finding a new school.

Also transferring out is wide receiver Dominic Walker. Sitting out the 2013 season as a redshirt, Walker didn't play this season for the Tigers and is expected to play his sophomore season at Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) Community College.

A 5-11, 200-pounder of out Immokalee, Fla., Alexander came to Auburn after a very succesful high school career as an undersized linebacker. Choosing the Tigers over Mississippi State, Kentucky, Rutgers, West Virginia and others, Alexander was thought to be a player that could play early for the Tigers.

That is exactly what happened as a true freshman when Alexander backed up Robenson Therezie at the ‘star’ position in Auburn’s scheme. Playing in eight games, Alexander totaled four tackles for the Tigers on the way to the SEC Championship and was expected to play a bigger role in 2014.

Unfortunately for Alexander and Auburn that wasn’t the case. Instead he didn’t see action at all as a sophomore and now will seek playing time elsewhere.

That brings to a close the Auburn careers of all three safety prospects signed in the 2013 class. Moving to defensive end last season after playing his first year as a safety and ‘star’, Brandon King had 12 tackles in 2014 for the Tigers. Also moving to linebacker in his second season, Khari Harding had just three tackles last season and is now headed to Tulsa.

With Auburn’s problems in the secondary and the lack of production from an entire signing class at the safety position, the Tigers are in desperate need of help at that position in the 2015 class.

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