Gaulden Auburn's Latest Commitment

Devin Gaulden, a defensive back from south Florida, talks about his decision to play for the Tigers.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.--A prospect who was a standout last Saturday at Auburn's one-day Senior Camp is Auburn's 11th football verbal commitment for the 2011 signee class.

Devin Gaulden, from the University School, says that he will sign with Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers, picking Auburn over eight other scholarship offers.

"I really like the coaches at Auburn," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I like Coach Chizik and I feel like Coach Thig (Tommy Thigpen) and Coach (Phillip) Lolley can develop me as a cornerback and help me get to the next level.

"I am excited about the chance to play for a prestigious program like Auburn," he adds. "I am also excited to be able to play in a great conference like the SEC."

Gaulden says he is done with recruiting and 100 percent committed to the Tigers. His focus is now on his senior season. "We start practice in about two weeks," he says.

"I really enjoyed the camp and the Auburn coaches and I thought I did really well and showed them what I can do," says the cornerback, who has played just one year of football.

"Before last year I just played basketball," he says. "I played shooting guard and point guard."

Gaulden made the trip to Auburn with his parents and his grandparents, who are originally from Greene County in Alabama.

Gaulden, who measured in at 5-10, 177 pounds for the Auburn camp, says that Chizik spent a lot of time watching him play and told the rising senior he really liked how he performed.

The prospect says he chose Auburn over Wake Forest, Duke, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Marshall, Northern Illinois, Buffalo and others.

Gaulden says he has a 2.9 grade point average and is on track to be an academic qualifier.

Despite playing football for just a year, Gaulden says he is confident on a football field. "I like the challenge of man-to-man coverage," he says. "I am a lock-down corner."

Gaulden says he is interested in studying sports medicine or marketing. "I really love the Auburn campus," he says. "I love the people there and the environment. It will be a great place to go to college."

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