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Auburn has picked up its 13th public verbal football commitment.

Powder Springs, Ga.--Jarrod Britt is Auburn's 13th public verbal football commitment and the second offensive line prospect to announce he will sign with the Tigers.

A 6-5, 273-pound offensive tackle from McEachern High, he is considered by many to be one of the top offensive line prospects in the South. With 4.9 speed in the 40-yard dash and a 370-pound bench press, he has been heavily recruited. Britt was an early commitment to Clemson, but changed his mind and began looking at other colleges.

Jarrod Britt

Britt was one of the first prospects that Auburn coaches took an in-home visit to in December when the off-campus contact period started. Britt says that he picked Auburn for several reasons, including the chance to play for Auburn assistant coach Hugh Nall, who the prospect calls the best line coach coach in the nation.

"I just committed to Auburn," Britt said Tuesday night. "Coach Nall was just in the house and this is it. No more visits. I am done. I am going to Auburn. They have the very best offensive line coach and I love those Auburn fans. The campus is beautiful and they have some good fishing there. Plus, it is close to home. I am comfortable with this decision and I needed to make it because recruiting was driving me crazy."

Britt also considered Florida, Maryland, Alabama and South Carolina. He is scheduled to take his official visit to Auburn on Jan. 10th. He had already visited Maryland and was scheduled to be at South Carolina this coming weekend and had trips planned to Florida and Alabama in January.

An avid outdoorsman who mentioned that West Point Lake was a big draw for him to make his decision to come to Auburn, Britt says that the campus and coaching staff were also strong factors in his decision. After visiting with offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino last week, he said that he really liked what the coach had to say about the future of the Auburn program.

Auburn's previous commitment was from offensive lineman King Dunlap Jr. from Brentwood, Tenn., Academy. Auburn's other commitments are from: 6-3, 250, defensive end Tony McClain from Coffeyville, Kan., Communty College; 6-1, 170 kicker John Vaughn from Brentwood, Tenn., Academy; 5-11, 170 punter Kody Bliss from Brentwood, Tenn., Academy; 6-5, 230 tight end Cole Bennett from Dalton, Ga., High; 5-10, 165 wide receiver Bruce Edwards from Columbus, Miss., High; 6-4 1/2, 257 tailback Brandon Jacobs from Coffeyville, Kan., Community College; 6-4, 225 defensive end Viciente DeLoach from Columbus, Miss., High; 6-4, 225 defensive end Lloyd Blevins from Wenonah High, Birmingham; 6-2, 205 running back Carl Stewart from Maryville, Tenn., High; 6-1, 218 running back Jason Jude from Athens, Ala., High and 6-1, 289 defensive lineman Josh Thompson from Statesboro, Ga., High.

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