Mike Blanc

Mike Blanc has signed with the Tigers.

Deerfield Beach, Fla.--Mike Blanc, a talented lineman for one of top high school teams in the state of Florida, has become Auburn's latest verbal commitment to sign scholarship papers to play for the Tigers.

"I can't wait to put on that orange and blue uniform and play for the Tigers," Blanc told Inside the Auburn Tigers.

The 6-4, 270-pounder, who was a four-year starter at Deerfield Beach High, played end as a freshman and moved to tackle as a sophomore. He played offensive tackle, too, as a junior and senior.

Blanc played in the Dade-Broward All-Star Game in January and previously played in Florida's North-South All-Star Game.

A player who attended Auburn football camps the past two years, he chose the Tigers over Michigan State and Rutgers in addition to Arizona State.

Blanc is a lineman who could play on either side of the ball in college. "Most of the coaches like me better on defense, but I find playing offensive line real easy," he says. "Most defensive ends try to use quickness and I have enough to keep up with them."

Commenting on Auburn, Blanc says, "The players have a family bond with each other, the players bonded with coaches, and I just felt comfortable," he says. "The facilities were nice, the stadium was huge, and I might have a good opportunity to play early."

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