Auburn Adds Another Football Commitment

Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers have picked up another commitment for the 2009 signee class.

Hollywood, Fla.--Steve Jacques, a 6-4, 280-pound offensive lineman from South Broward High, has committed to play football for the Auburn Tigers.

A starter since 10th grade, Jacques was one of six prospects who took official visits to Auburn over the weekend to check out the team's game vs. LSU.

"I committed to the Auburn Tigers," he said. "It feels good. "It felt like a relief off my shoulders. Now I can concentrate on my senior season.

"Coach Nall (offensive line coach Hugh Nall) is phenomenal coach. Coach Tuberville is a phenomenal coach. This program is just amazing."

Jacques notes that he likes the physical style of play he has seen from Tommy Tuberville's teams over the years and points out that he likes to play the same way.

The lineman also says he likes Auburn's offense, which is similar to the one his team runs.

Commenting on the Tigers, Jacques said, "They have had great success with their program and have had a lot of great players. Coach Tuberville has done a really good job. They always have winning seasons and go to bowl games. There is just something about Auburn that I really like."

Despite Auburn's loss to LSU, Jacques said he is glad he got to see the game in person. He notes he loves the passion of Auburn's fans. "I love the family atmosphere," he said. "The atmosphere was indescribable.

"I like Auburn," he added."There is just something about Auburn that got me."

The lineman said he was particularly impressed with the Tiger Walk. "That's crazy. Tiger Walk is just crazy."

Jacques said he had a feeling for a "long time" he was going to pick the Tigers, but added, "I still just wanted to look around. I said that after my official visit if I really liked it, I would commit and I really liked it."

The lineman said he expects to get looks at either guard or right tackle at Auburn. He noted that he had 10 scholarship offers and picked AU over South Florida. West Virginia was number three on his list.



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