Auburn Signs Athletic Lineman

This lineman could play either guard or tackle on the next level.

Powder Springs, Ga.--One of just two offensive linemen expected to sign with the Tigers on Wednesday, standout McEachern High lineman Jarrod Britt made it official at a ceremony at school. A 6-5, 273-pound beast on the field with the strength to drive defenders off the ball and the agility and quickness to pull on the corner, he is considered by many to be one of the top offensive line prospects in the South.

Jarrod Britt

With 4.9 speed in the 40-yard dash and a 370-pound bench press, it's no wonder that many of the top schools in the region wanted Britt to play for their team. He initially committed to Clemson but dropped them from his list late in the football season. After a visit to Auburn his recruitment was over. Despite interest from Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and others, he will be a Tiger next fall.

A powerlifter for McEachern who trains with his father away from school, Britt said he hopes to report to Auburn this summer weighing in the 290 pound range. He has the talent and attitude to challenge for playing time right away on Auburn's offensive line, something that is unusual in this day and age of complex offenses.

Auburn is hoping to sign a third offensive lineman on Wednesday. Big Aaron Sears from Russellville High is expected to choose between the Tigers, Tennessee and Miami but his decision isn't expected until after Wednesday.

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