Sanders told Inside the Auburn Tigers and Scout.com that he will sign with Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.
Rated a four-star prospect and the number 20 defensive end in the country by Scout.com, the 6-4, 240 Sanders is a talented athlete who could play defensive end, linebacker, or even tight on the on the next level.
This season tiny Ariton is off to a tough 1-4 start with Sanders trying to carry the load by himself, something he did often as a sophomore and junior. In 2008 he for 1,057 yards on 121 carries with 16 touchdowns in only seven games. He caught 13 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns. He accounted for 90 tackles, 71 solo, 32 for a loss, nine sacks, four forced fumbles, six interceptions, two pass breakups, one blocked punt and four blocked field goal attempts.
As a sophomore he had 79 tackles with 19 sacks and added over 400 rushing yards on offense as well as an addition 200 yards and five touchdowns as a tight end.
He becomes Auburn's verbal 17th commitment for 2010 and joins Jake Holland, Jeremy Richardson, Jawara White, D.J. Howard, Chad Slade, Kenneth Carter, Justin Delaine and LaDarius Owens as players from the State of Alabama pledged to the Tigers.