Horton Rebels Against Previous Decision

Alonzo Horton explains why he now says he wants to play for the Auburn Tigers.

New Orleans, La.--Alonzo Horton pleaded "temporary insanity" in explaining his abrupt change of plans earlier in the week in changing from his earlier commitment to play for the Auburn Tigers.

"Man, I don't know what I was thinking when I committed to Ole Miss, but it was a mistake," he said. "I called Coach Knox tonight and told him I was sorry. I told him that I want to play for Auburn. He will be in to see me on Friday with some of the other coaches."

Greg Knox recruits the New Orleans area for the Tigers. The wide receiver coach is expected to have head coach Tommy Tuberville with him on Friday when they take an in-home visit to meet with the talented defensive end from Abramson High School, who was one of Auburn's early commitments.

After taking an official visit to Auburn a week earlier with a large group of family members, Horton said the trip was great and re-confirmed his decision to play for the Tigers.

However, last weekend, after an official visit to Ole Miss, he announced that he was changing his plans and would sign with the Rebels.

Alonzo Horton

"It's been crazy for me the past couple of days," he said. "You wouldn't believe how crazy, but this decision is on my own. Nobody forced me to do this. My family feels great about my decision to go to Auburn, but they left that decision up to me."

The 6-3, 225-pounder had an impressive senior season. Despite battling double-teams, he made 125 tackles, 16 sacks, four forced fumbles, three blocked kicks and a fumble recovery.

In addition to Ole Miss, he took official visits to Nebraska and Michigan State. He also considered Arkansas.

After his visit to Oxford last weekend, he told Scout.com, "My Ole Miss visit was good enough for me to change my decision from Auburn to Ole Miss. I am now an Ole Miss Rebel."

When asked if he planned any more visits, on Sunday he said, "No, I am done. No more visits, no more coaches coming to my house, nothing. I am an Ole Miss Rebel."

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When asked Tuesday if he was 100 percent certain he will play for the Tigers, Horton said, "It's over. It's done. I am going to be an Auburn Tiger and I am very happy about the decision. I know that is where I want to go."


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