Linebacker To Sign With Tigers

Auburn has picked up another football verbal commitment.

Dothan, Ala.--Northview High School linebacker Spencer Pybus is Auburn's latest football commitment.

A 6-1, 210-pound linebacker, who took an official visit to Auburn in January, he was offered on Tuesday and committed to the Tigers according to Northview Coach Chip Harris.

"He did receive an offer," Harris tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "He got an offer and he's heading Auburn's way."

Pybus, a two-year starter for the Northview Cougars, put up impressive numbers as a senior with 146 tackles, including six tackles for lost yardage and five sacks. He intercepted three passes and returned two for touchdowns.

Harris says that he believes Pybus has lots of potential as a college player after picking the Tigers over Duke and others. "Spencer really improved his senior season and had a great year for us," says Harris, who notes that Pybus can play middle linebacker as well as the strongside and weakside spots. "He is a great kid and we are going to miss him a lot. He is going to make somebody a heck of a player.".

Pybus has been clocked in the 4.4s at camps and combines and is impressive in the weight room. He benches 390 pounds and squats 560 pounds. He was a standout at several Auburn camps.

"One of the great things about Spencer is his character," Harris says. "His character and integrity is second to none. Athletic-wise he's just so fast and strong. He's the fastest player I've ever coached and to be a linebacker that's unusual. Usually you've got running backs that are a little faster.

"That's the biggest thing and he's by far the strongest kid I've ever coached. There's not even a close second. His character and integrity are top notch, but his biggest asset is his speed."

The linebacker is an honor student at Northview, who notes that he grew up as an Auburn fan.

He broke into the lineup as a freshman, starting three games that season. However, he missed his entire sophomore season due to a pelvic injury, but was full speed as a junior when he made 126 tackles.

(More to come.)

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