Buckeye Signee Says He Is Headed to Auburn

Ohio State early enrolleee Jamel Dean said on Friday that he is heading to Auburn to play college football for the Tigers.

Cocoa, Fla.--A talented defensive back coming off a pair of knee injuries appears to be headed to Auburn and that could be good news for the Tigers.

Jamel Dean signed with Ohio State and enrolled early with the Buckeyes in January 2015, but was never cleared to play medically by Ohio State and that sent him looking for a second opinion.

Getting good news from Dr. James Andrews that he could possibly be back on the field next fall, Dean and his high school coaches from Cocoa started looking for a future home for the 6-1, 195 defensive back and Auburn is expected to be the place. Already with a strong bond with Coach Travaris Robinson and with the Tigers looking for defensive backs, Auburn was a natural fit.

“God keeps blessing me and for that I’m thankful!” Dean tweeted on Friday morning. “I will be attending and playing football at Auburn University! I’m a tiger once again.”

Having already enrolled at Ohio State it’s not expected that Dean would be cleared to play in 2015, but once he is cleared medically he should be able to practice and be ready to go in preparation for his redshirt freshman season in 2016.

He would join fellow Florida defensive backs Javaris Davis, Carlton Davis and Jeremiah Dinson to give the Tigers a very good group in the 2015 class.

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