South Florida Prospect Chooses Tigers

This talented prospect talks about his decision to choose the Auburn Tigers over Wisconsin.

Coconut Creek, Fla.--With Auburn looking for help on special teams, the Tigers picked up a verbal commitment on Thursday from Dax Dellenbach of North Broward Prep who says he will sign with the Auburn football team on Wednesday.

"I'm committing to Auburn," Dellenbach tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I just felt like it was the right place for me. I'm really excited about my decision and my parents are excited about my decision. They have been very supportive throughout the recruiting process. They feel like Auburn is a good place for me to go to college."

His parents both made the official visit to Auburn two weekends ago to check out the AU program and campus.

Choosing Auburn over the Wisconsin Badgers, Dellenbach says that while Wisconsin had some positives in the end Auburn was the school for him.

"They were pretty comparable, I guess," he notes.

"All of the people were nice," he says of his trip to Madison, noting the cold weather is something that stood out about the trip.. "I actually got a lot out of meeting with my academic person there. The facilities are nice and the coaches are cool."

The 6-1, 220-pounder, who is the son of former Wisconsin star and 15-year NFL center and deep snapper Jeff Dellenbach, notes that Wisconsin's coaches told him he would need to walk on as a freshman. "They don't have one (a scholarship) to offer for the first year, but after that they will," the high school senior says.

Dellenbach notes that he plans to work with the tight ends at Auburn in addition to his duties as a deep snapper. Dellenbach played tight end and defensive end in high school. He plans to work with the track team this spring before heading to Auburn after graduation and has also played lacrosse in high school.

The new Auburn commitment says he is still growing and notes he won't be surprised if he grows a couple more inches in the next couple of years to get closer in size to his dad, who stands six-foot-six.

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