Gator Commitment Signs With Auburn

Big Mike Horton has been a longtime commitment to the Florida Gators, but on Wednesday signed with the Auburn Tigers.

Atlanta, Ga.--Rated a three-star offensive guard prospect by Scout, big Mike Horton was committed to the Florida Gators heading into signing day, but on Wednesday he made a switch as he signed with the Auburn Tigers after getting a late offer from Coach Gus Malzahn.

"Auburn is a great place," Horton said, explaining his interest in Coach Gus Malzahn's Tigers.

Capable of playing on the defensive line in addition to playing guard on offense, Horton has worked hard on his body since last season and the results are a more athletic and physical player on the field. Down almost 20 pounds to 6-4, 304, Horton is a solid late addition for the Tigers because of his versatility.

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One of the most physical players in the South, Horton has developed his game as a senior as he's worked on becoming more fit. Now capable of playing both ways in high school, Horton could get a look on the offensive line for the Tigers, but is athletic enough to get a look on defense if needed. That versatility is important on the next level because it will also allow him to change positions on the offensive line if needed. Added to what was already a deep offensive line group, Horton gives the Tigers a monster class for J.B. Grimes.

More to come.


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