Summer School Brings New Life To AU Football

Auburn has a large group of signees on campus for summer school as they get ready for their first season on the Plains.

Auburn, Ala.--When classes begin next Monday for the second summer school session at Auburn, the football roster will be a good bit larger as a large chunk of the 2009 signing class will be on campus and taking classes preparing for the fall.

With wide receiver DeAngelo Benton, defensive lineman Nick Fairley and tight end Phillip Lutzenkirchen already in school in June, Auburn got off to a good start, but that will get a big boost next week.

Accepted into Auburn and joining them in class will be quarterback Tyrik Rollison, running back Dontae Aycock, wide receiver Emory Blake, athlete/quarterback Robert Cooper, defensive lineman Nosa Eguae, linebacker Jonathan Evans, linebacker Harris Gaston, athlete Anthony Gulley, offensive lineman Andre Harris, quarterbacks Clint Moseley and Tyrik Rollison, wide receiver Travante Stallworth and offensive lineman John Sullen.

Tyrik Rollison is on campus and will begin classes on Monday.

While several of these players are still waiting to be officially cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse, their academic standing was good enough to be admitted and accepted by Auburn, which is a good sign.

The rest of the class is still waiting on word from both Auburn and the NCAA Clearinghouse. Results could be known as early as this week, but it may be the start of fall practice before word comes. There is no set time for a decision to come down.

Three players will not be joining the Tigers though as running back Brandon Jacobs will play professional baseball after being drafted last month. Defensive back Reggie Taylor is headed to junior college. Wide receiver LaVoyd James is expected to do the same at a junior college in Texas.

Currently Auburn's newest additions are going through orientation and Camp War Eagle before classes begin on Monday.


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