Wide Receiver Receives Good News

A football recruiting update is featured.

Auburn, Ala.--Wide receiver signee Robert Dunn will be able to play football for the 2005 Auburn football team.

The 5-11, 185-pound signee from Laney High in Augusta, Ga., has been approved for freshman eligibility by the NCAA Clearinghouse and he has also been accepted by AU.

Robert Dunn runs a pass drill at Auburn earlier this week.

Dunn, who has already moved to Auburn to begin preseason voluntary workouts with his future teammates, scored 42 career touchdowns in high school.

Coach Tommy Tuberville said the Tigers originally planned to send him to prep school, but he came on strong down the stretch academically and became a qualifier.

Dunn told Inside the Auburn Tigers that his grade problems had not been due to inability, but rather a couple years of less then stellar decision-making. "It was some laziness my sophomore and junior years and me not doing what I was supposed to do and just slacking off," he explains. "I am able to do the work, but I got to a point in my life where I just got lazy, got sidetracked and I stopped doing what I was supposed to do.

When he signed with Auburn, he was also getting interest from Georgia, Maryland, Cincinnati and several small college programs like Johnson C. Smith and Albany State.

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