Auburn Lands Four-Star Quarterback

Auburn grabbed one of the nation's top quarterback prospects on Tuesday.

Sulphur Springs, Tex.--Athletic Tyrik Rollison is one of the nation's top quarterback prospects and now he's an Auburn Tiger verbal commitment.

Rollison called Inside the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday morning to say he is done with recruiting and an announce he is going to play for Gene Chizik's team by saying "War Eagle."

Before his weekend visit to Auburn last weekend, Rollison had narrowed his choices down to the Tigers and Kansas State Wildcats, but now he says he is done as he pulled the trigger for the Tigers.

Rollison played in the U.S. Army All-American All-Star Game earlier this month.

Rollison says that Auburn assistant coach Curtis Luper is a major factor in his decision to play for the Tigers. Luper was recruiting the quarterback when he was at Oklahoma State. Rollison's uncle was coached in college by Luper.

"We've built a solid relationship since he was at Oklahoma State," the QB points out. "It kept growing when he moved to Auburn."

Ranked as the number 11 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, Rollison is considered a four-star prospect by Scout.com. A U.S. Army All-American and All-State performer, Rollison led his team to a Class 4A Division II state title and along the way put up some huge numbers.

For the season Rollison completed 315-428 passes for 4,728 yards and 51 touchdowns with 15 interceptions. He also added 1,094 yards on the ground and 14 touchdowns on 172 carries.

Rollison took an official visit to Auburn this past weekend.

That followed up a huge junior campaign in which he accounted for 44 touchdowns and was named first team All-State as he led Sulphur Springs High School to a 9-2 record. Rollison finished with nearly 3,600 yards passing for 37 touchdowns along with 10 interceptions. He also had 130 carries for 554 yards and seven more scores.

Rollison become's Auburn's third commitment of the week and second from Texas in two days. He joins W.S. Neal's (Brewton) Jamar Travis and Nosa Eguae from Mansfield Summit High in Arlington, Tex.

(More to come.)


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