Sackmaster Signs With Tigers

One of the more intersting prospects in the South this year has signed with Tommy Tuberville's Tigers.

LaFayette, La.--Mobile, hostile and agile on a football field, Auburn's coaches decided Wilfred Journet is worth waiting for when they signed him to a scholarship on Wednesday even though he won't be able to play for the Tigers this fall.

The 6-2, 242-pound defensive put together a monster senior season, earning Louisiana 5A Defensive Player of the Year honors while leading Acadiana High School to the state championship.

Journet took Auburn's final official visit prior to signing day. After checking out the campus last weekend and hanging out with player host Pat Sims, he decided he wants to be an Auburn Tiger, even if it means taking the junior college route to get there.

"I am going to Co-Linn next season and I will be at Auburn in two years," says Journet, a player who made 145 tackles as a senior with 40 tackles for losses and 24 quarterback sacks.

Named to Tiger Rag's Dirty Dozen second team of the top prospects in Louisiana this year, Journet says he plans to take care of his academic business at Copiah-Lincoln junior college in Mississippi and then transfer to Auburn for the 2008 season.


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