It's Auburn For Narcisse

4-star quarterback Lowell Narcisse celebrated his birthday on Monday by making his commitment to the Auburn Tigers.

Saint James, La.--Looking to continue to add quality players at the quarterback position the Auburn Tigers did just that on Monday evening when four-star 2017 dual-threat Lowell Narcisse chose Gus Malzahn’s program over LSU, Alabama, Clemson and several others.

"It was very tough," Narcisse said of his decision. "My long term goals are to play on Sunday and I think Auburn gives me a better chance to do that. I'm very solid in my decision. Now I get to go recruit other guys to come be a part of the program and play at Auburn."

Narcisse and his family got one final look at Auburn with a two-day visit over the weekend as part of a picnic weekend on the Plains. Spending lots of time with offensive coordinator and QB Coach Rhett Lashlee as well as getting another look at the campus and facilities, Narcisse said the trip just sealed the deal for him because he found what he was looking for in a college.

"One of the main things they told me is that I would have a great opportunity to start as a freshman," Narcisse said. "That's one of the main goals I have when I get to college.

"I called them this morning and told them," he added. "They were very excited."

Growing up in the same hometown as LSU star Corey Webster, who was at Monday's announcement along with guys like Ryan Perriloux and current LSU commitment Stephen Sullivan, Narcisse said the decision came down to the wire with Auburn pulling ahead 51 percent to 49 percent over his childhood favorite.

"I was strictly an LSU fan being that Corey Webster was the hometown guy," Narcisse said. "I'm still an LSU fan until 2017 when I leave for college. I love LSU, I love Coach Cam (Cameron) and I love everything they do for me, but I think my best option is for me to go to Auburn and be a football player."

Expected to miss his entire junior season after having ACL surgery following an injury during his spring game, Narcisse has already thrown for more than 4,500 yards and ran for more than 1,600 in two seasons as a starter at Saint James.

Narcisse becomes Auburn’s third commitment for the 2017 recruiting class and the second in the last three days joining five-star offensive tackle Calvin Ashley and four-star athlete Alaric Williams, who announced on Saturday.

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"He is a dual-threat quarterback who can really hurt defenses with his legs. He is a perfect fit for what Auburn looks for in their scheme. He still has a lot of room to improve in the passing game with his mechanics and his consistency, but he has a strong arm, he is very mobile, and he is a lot of fun to watch.

"He is a player that is just fun to watch. He is a big-play waiting to happen. When a play breaks down, he is at his best due to his athleticism. It will be fun to see how he improves as a passer in the coming year and just how creative Gus Malzahn is with him on the Plains."

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