ITAT Signee Blog With Chizik Video

Stay up to date on Auburn football recruiting new throughout National Signing Day with this blog.

*********4:20 p.m.**********

Chizik had his press conference and here are the videos.

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Mark Murphy and Jason Caldwell will be on ITAT radio from 4-6 p.m. today. To listen live on the web, click here.

**********12:15 p.m.**********

We all hope that every has enjoyed National Signing Day 2009. Most of the excitement for Auburn is over with, but we'll continue to bring you reports this afternoon and this evening.

Remember, Chizik's press conference is at 2 p.m. and we will coverage of that late this afternoon.

Here is Mark's Tidbit #10 and Tidbit #11.

Full List of Signees:
1. Philip Lutzenkirchen
2. Dee Ford
3. Daren Bates
4. Andre Harris
5. Reggie Taylor
6. Travante Stallworth
7. Clint Moseley
8. Brandon Jacobs
9. Izauea Lanier
10. Josh Jackson
11. Tyrik Rollison
12. Jonathan Evans
13. John Sullen
14. Demond Washington
15. Emory Blake
16. Anthony Gulley
17. DeAngelo Benton
18. Nosa Eguae
19. Taikwon Paige
20. Dontae Aycock
21. Robert Cooper
22. Harris Gaston
23. Jamar Travis
24. Nick Fairley
25. LaVoyd James
26. Terrence Coleman

Eltoro Freeman and Onterio McCalebb signed with Auburn in December and are already enrolled in class.

**********12:02 p.m.**********

Alabama lost offensive tackle Bobby Massie and all of a sudden it has room for Brandon Moore of Carver-Montgomery, even though he was being recruited as a defensive lineman.

Alabama has signed a few prospects Auburn was recruiting late in the process: Moore, Tana Patrick, Petey Smith and Jonathan Atchison.

**********11:50 a.m.**********

Houston Nutt and the Ole Miss Rebels has a solid day, picking up Bobby Massie, Pat Patterson and former Florida safety Jamar Hornsby.

The Rebels also signed several prospects that Auburn has recruited over the last eight months: Tim Simon, Joel Kight, D.T. Shackelford, Corey Gaines and Rodney Scott.

**********11:43 a.m.**********

Bastrop, La., High School defensive end DeQuinta Jones has signed with Arkansas.

**********11:30 a.m.**********

Auburn has moved into 10th in the current Scout.com rankings.. It has been a good day for the Tigers landing DeAngelo Benton, Emory Blake and Dontae Aycock. The Tigers missed on Aubrey Phillips, Greg King, Tana Patrick and a few other longshots, but that was to be expected with a new staff. Signing either David Oku or Bryce Brown, who are delaying their decisions until after signing, would cap off a huge month of recruiting by Chizik's new staff.

Jamontay Pilson of Greenville, Ala., High School will not sign with Auburn, or any other school, and is expected to enroll at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Click here to read Mark Murphy's article on Pilson.

**********11:15 a.m.**********

Defensive tackle Jamar Travis of W.S. Neal High School has signed with Auburn and sent his fax. Out of the commitments, Auburn is just waiting on faxes from the three Williamson players, who have already signed.

**********10:39 a.m.**********

Auburn just received a fax from linebacker Harris Gaston.

**********10:35 a.m.**********

The only commitments we are waiting to hear from are Jamar Travis and Harris Gaston. Tyler Knight and Jamontay Pilson are junior college bound and are not expected to sign.

**********10:20 a.m.**********

Nick Fairley, LaVoyd James and Terrence Coleman have all signed with Auburn. Their faxes have not come in yet, but they have signed.

Daphne quarterback Robert Cooper, who will be a grayshirt as an athlete, has signed and Auburn received his fax.

*Remember, Eltoro Freeman and Onterio McCalebb signed in December.

**********10:12 a.m.**********

Linebacker Greg King has signed with Tennessee.

Tidbit #8
Tidbit #9

**********10:09 a.m.**********

Auburn has received faxes from Dontae Aycock and Taikwon Paige.

**********10:03 a.m.**********

Tana Patrick just put on an Alabama straw hat and Brandon Heavens signed with Mississippi State. Heavens has been an Auburn commitment for quite some time but is unlikely to qualify.

Click here for the story on Heavens by Scout.com's Steve Robertson.

**********9:57 a.m.**********

Nosa Eguae, one of the brightest and sharpest prospects of this year's class, has signed with Auburn. He is a defensive lineman from Mansfield Summit that the new staff got in late on. He took an official visit to Auburn on Jan. 23.

**********9:30 a.m.**********

Williamson High School signatures should be rolling in in 15-30 minutes. That's not a definite time frame, but the best guess. 10 a.m. is going to add more excitement. It's a big time for linebackers, a huge need for Auburn. Tana Patrick, Harris Gaston and Greg King are all announcing.

**********9:20 a.m.**********

The surprise of the day just came. DeAngelo Benton has signed with Auburn. He is a two-time LSU signee. He took an official visit to Auburn a couple of weeks ago, but this is definitely a surprise.

**********9:16 a.m.**********

Auburn has received a Letter of Intent with Anthony Gulley's signature. Dontae Aycock has also signed with Auburn, but his fax has not come in yet.

**********9:07 a.m.**********

Emory Blake has signed with Auburn, so has five-star junior college cornerback Demond Washington.

**********9:00 a.m.**********

We're still awaiting word on Dontae Aycock of Chamberlain High. Several student-athletes are expected to sign and they're having a ceremony, so it could take 30 more minutes.

Tidbit #7

**********8:44 a.m.**********

Offensive line prospect John Sullen of Auburn High has signed with Auburn.

We are expecting several announcements coming very soon, including Dontae Aycock and Emory Blake.

Williamson High School prospects LaVoyd James, Terrence Coleman and Nick Fairley are also planning on signing soon.

**********8:30 a.m.**********

Jonathan Evans considered signing with Tennessee but chose to sign with Auburn. He is the 12th commitment so far.

One-time Auburn commitment Jonathan Atchison has signed with Alabama.

**********8:28 a.m.**********

Tyrik Rollison has signed with Auburn. He's a four-star quarterback out of Sulpher Springs, Texas, that was recruited by Curtis Luper.

Luper, who will coach running backs at Auburn, has done a tremendous job of shaping up the class of 2009 in the last month and Rollison is one of the gems.

Tidbit #6

**********8:16 a.m.**********

Izauea Lanier, who will likely get his first look at Auburn as a safety, and defensive lineman Josh Jackson, a surprise commitment on signing day-eve, have signed.

Mark has put up several signing day tidbits on the Tiger Ticket Message Board today. Tidbit #2
Tidbit #3
Tidbit #4
Tidbit #5

**********8:07 a.m.**********

Running back prospect Brandon Jacobs of Parkview High has signed with Auburn. Jacobs is the nephew of former Tiger lineman Steve Wallace.

**********8:00 a.m.**********

Travante Stallworth of Leesville, La., High School and Alabama's Mr. Football, Clint Moseley, have signed with Auburn.

Offensive guard prospect Johnnie Farms, who took an official visit to Auburn last weekend, has signed with North Carolina.

**********7:34 a.m.**********

Scout four-star defensive end Dee Ford from St. Clair County High signed early this morning along with safety Daren Bates from Olive Branch, Miss., High, offensive lineman Andre Harris from Lovejoy High in Georgia and defensive back Reggie Taylor from Peach County High in Fort Valley, Ga. Ford says he is truly fired up about the opportunity to play for the Tigers.

Bates' teammate at Olive Branch High, Aubrey Phillips, has signed with Florida State.

**********7:05 a.m.**********

Tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen is the first to sign and fax his Letter of Intent to become an Auburn Tiger. Lutzenkirchen is a four-star prospect and rated the eighth best tight end in the country.

**********12:01 a.m**********

Thanks for joining Inside the Auburn Tigers for Football National Signing Day 2009. Stay with us throughout the day for up to the second updates. This blog will be updated constantly on signing day and you can also join us on the Tiger Ticket Message Board for addition information. Click here for the Tiger Ticket Message Board where Mark Murphy, Jason Caldwell and Stephen Atkinson will be hanging out and answering questions all day.

For a preview of what to expect on signing day for Auburn, here are a couple of must-read articles on prospects that may or may not sign with the Tigers.

Offensive Prospects: Signing Day Excitement Expected for Auburn
Defensive Prospects: Tigers In The Hunt For More Defenders

Not mentioned in those articles are solid commitments to Auburn. Click here for the full list of commitments going into signing day.

Scout.com's Director of Scouting Scott Kennedy wrote an article on Tuesday that is a must read for those interested in the recruiting rankings. Click here for that story.

Prospects are allowed to sign at 8 a.m. local time, so that means that Auburn could be receiving Letters of Intent by 7 a.m. Central from the East coast. Announcements will be made throughout the day. Here are a few of the expected times from prospects who are not solid to Auburn but could sign with the Tigers (all Central).

Dontae Aycock: 8:45 a.m.
Emory Blake: 9 a.m.
Aubrey Phillips: 9:30 a.m.
Tana Patrick: 10 a.m.
Greg King: 10 a.m.
Harris Gaston: 10 a.m.
DeAngelo Benton, Rueben Randle and DeQuinta Jones: 12:30 p.m.

Auburn head coach Gene Chizik will have a press conference to discuss players that have committed at 2 p.m. We will have stories and video footage afterward.

Stay with us throughout the day for the latest updates. This blog will be constantly updated to bring you the latest.

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