Tigers Pick Up 11th Football Commitment

Auburn picked up another verbal commitment for the class of 2006 on Sunday night.

Tallahassee, Fla.—Auburn got its 11th verbal football commitment for the class of 2006 on Sunday night from big defensive line prospect Kareem Crowell.

The 6-3, 290-pound lineman, who plays both offensive and defensive tackle for Godby High in Tallahassee, recorded 59 tackles and five sacks as a junior. He called Auburn coaches to tell them he will sign with the Tigers.

"Auburn, they have always been my favorite," Crowell tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "Last year they were 13-0. This year they have only lost one game.

"I think they have a good football program. They are close by the house and I have got a chance to come in and play."

The talented athlete has also helped lead his team to a 3-1 record to this point in 2005 and has recorded 26 tackles and three sacks. He also starts at offensive tackle for Godby.

Kareem Crowell

Crowell choose the Tigers over a number of other offers from programs around the country including Georgia, Nebraska, Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Iowa State and Illinois among others.

Crowell notes that he has been recruited by colleges as both an offensive lineman and a defensive lineman. He says that he isn't sure which side of the ball he will line up on when he gets to Auburn.

The other 10 Tigers' commitments are 6-2, 177 WR Alex Rose from First Coast High in Jacksonville, Fla., 6-3, 165 WR Chris Slaughter from Peach County High, Ga., 5-11, 175 DB Zaccheus Etheridge from Charles Henderson High, 5-11, 200 LB Hendrick Leverette from Oak Grove High, Miss., 6-2, 199 QB Steven Ensminger from West Monroe High, La., 5-11, 207 RB/DB Mario Fannin from Lovejoy High, Ga., 5-10, 208 RB prospect Benjamin Tate from Snow Hill High, Md., 6-3, 204 QB Neil Caudle from Spain park High, 6-4, 260 DT Bart Eddins from Trinity Presbyterian High and 6-3, 315 DT Greg Smith from NE Mississippi Community College.

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