Hawkinsville, Ga.--The Auburn Tigers picked up their second verbal commitment for the Class of 2007 on Tuesday as athlete Dequan Bembry ended his recruiting early with a commitment to Coach Tommy Tuberville's program.
A 5-11, 175 defensive back and wide receiver for Hawkinsville, Bembry is expected to be one of Georgia's top players next season. Despite attention from several top schools early including Georgia and Florida State, he tells Inside The Auburn Tigers that he just felt Auburn was the place for him and he wanted to get it done quickly after getting the offer in the mail on Monday.
"Me and my family talked about it on Monday and we figured out that's where I wanted to go because I want to play for Auburn," Bembry tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "They told me to go ahead and make the commitment because if I wanted to go there then that's what I needed to do.
"They talk about academics a lot and I really like that," he adds. "It's just a good football team and something I wanted to be a part of."
A cornerback by trade, Bembry uses 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash to his advantage for Hawkinsville. Last season he totaled 50 tackles and had three interceptions on defense while also playing sparingly on offense. He says that defense is definitely his future at Auburn though because that's his passion.
"I'm a defensive back kind of person because I like to come up and hit," Bembry says. "That's the position I like and they've got some seniors leaving, so I think I can come in and do a good job."
Also a member of the basketball and track teams at Hawkinsville, Bembry joins tight end Bailey Woods as Auburn's public commitments to this point.