Another Lineman Picks The Tigers

This high school senior discusses his visit to AU and commitment to the Tigers.

Pensacola, Fla.--Woodham High School defensive tackle Tyronne Green has committed to play football for the Tigers and will sign with Auburn on Wednesday.

"Auburn is going to be my home for the next four or five seasons and I am happy about it," he told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "They want me to play defensive tackle and told me they think I will be able to do a good job of pressuring quarterbacks."

A 6-3, 280-pounder with 4.8 speed, he is a three-year starter in both football and basketball. Green took an official visit to Auburn this past weekend.

Woodham High head coach Mike Sherrill says that Auburn is getting a very good athlete and person. "He is a good kid who is a lot of fun to be around," Sherrill says. "He is still raw as a football player. His best days in on the football field are ahead of him in college when he can concentrate on one sport.

"After he does that he has a chance to be a very good defensive lineman because he is such a good athlete and he has excellent size. He is one of those athletes who is fun to watch on the football field and the basketball court."

The coach says that Green wasn't heavily recruited earlier in the season because there was a question about his academic status. However, when he got his ACT score back and it was a qualifying mark that changed the equation and Auburn was quick to get in touch with the lineman, Sherrill notes.

Last year Woodham won the state championship in basketball with Green in a key role at center. He is currently averaging eight points and 10 rebounds per game for one of the top teams in the Florida Panhandle. He also plans to throw the shot put and discus in track.

In football, he missed several games due to an injury, but still made the All-Area team as a senior with 34 tackles, nine QB pressures, three sacks, three other tackles for loses, three blocked punts and an interception.

Green says his visit to Auburn went very well. "Jonathan (Palmer) was my player host," he says. "I got to meet a lot of players, coaches and other recruits. I had a really good time. I toured the campus and met with a professor in the school of business and that went well. They fed me very well. I ate a lot. It was just a very good weekend after I got in Saturday following my basketball game on Friday."

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