Four-Star Recruit LaDarius Owens Signs

Jess Lanier star LaDarius Owens has signed to play for Gene Chizik's Tigers.

Bessemer, Ala.--Under Armour All-American linebacker LaDarius Owens of Jess Lanier High School has signed his scholarship papers to play with the Auburn Tigers.

An athletic four-star linebacker, Owens committed to Auburn on September 6, picking the in-state Tigers over Southeastern Conference rivals Alabama, LSU, Tennessee and others.

LaDarius Owens

As a senior he tallied 80 tackles and 20 1/2 sacks from his defensive end position. Those impressive numbers earned him an invitation to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game as well as being invited to the Under Armour All-American Game.

While he played with his hand on the ground throughout his high school career, look for the 6-3, 230-pound Owens to use his 4.45 speed to contribute at outside linebacker when he arrives on the Plains.

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