4-Star OL Reese Dismukes Chooses Tigers

Auburn added its fifth commitment for 2011 from four-star center Reese Dismukes.

Spanish Fort, Ala.--Auburn continued its impressive haul on the offensive line for the 2011 signee class on Wednesday when the nation's number three rated center, Reese Dismukes, committed to the Tigers over Alabama at a ceremony at Spanish Fort High School.

Rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com, Dismukes is considered one of the top prospects in Alabama regardless of position.

"I am going to sign with Auburn," says Dismukes, who notes he is excited about the opportunity to play for AU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes and the Tigers.

With a need at the center position with Ryan Pugh a senior in 2010 and his only backup Jared Cooper being a junior, the commitment of Dismukes fills a huge hole for offensive coach Jeff Grimes up front. Dismukes said the lack of depth at Auburn was one of the big reasons he's going to be a Tiger.

Another of the things Auburn had going for it with Dismukes were the commitments of offensive linemen Spencer Region from Cullman and Thomas O'Reilly from Pope High in Marietta, Ga. Getting to know both on recruiting trips around the Southeast this spring, Dismukes said that both already on board for the Tigers was something that made Auburn more attractive.

At 6-3, 295, Dismukes had offers from some of the top programs in the country including Florida State, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Stanford and several others.

The center originally planned to make his commitment in February, but decided he needed more time to make a decision.

Dismukes, who also plays on the golf team at Spanish Fort, notes that he bench presses 300 pounds and squats 530. In the classroom he wants to major in business and says he has a 3.7 grade point average and a 21 on his ACT.

Dismukes becomes Auburn's fifth commitment of the 2011 class joining Region, O'Reilly, safety Anthony Swain from Gadsden City and cornerback Izauea Lanier from East Mississippi Community College and Gordo.

Dismukes visited Auburn on April 2nd to check out a practice and was back on campus last Saturday for the Tigers' spring football game. He attended a summer camp at Auburn prior to his junior season when he emerged as one of the top prospects in the state.

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