Tigers Add Second 2008 Football Commitment

Auburn got its second commitment from a Florida junior tight end prospect.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn received its second commitment for the class of 2008 with a verbal pledge from Vance Smith, a 6-4, 240-pound tight end of Pace High School in Florida.

"It was a real easy decision for me," Smith says. "My dad graduated from Auburn and I grew up and Auburn fan. I bleed orange and blue. That made it an easy decision from me. Auburn was the first school to offer me but LSU, Ole Miss and Alabama were recruiting me pretty hard."

Smith caught 12 passes for around 200 yards in a rushing offense last season. He was at Auburn's senior camp last year as a junior and plans to attend as a senior as well.

"It was a dream come true," he says of the offer from Auburn. "Ever since I can remember I wanted to play at Auburn. I have always come to games. It was a no brainer."

Smith has only played football since the ninth grade. He played a good bit as a sophomore and earned a starting role as a junior at Pace High. He also plays basketball and participates in track.

The Tigers' first commitment is from Damion Allen of Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando.


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