Tallahassee, Fla.--Linebacker Craig Stevens put an end to all the speculation on Friday as he announced live on television that he would be attending Auburn next season. One of the South's top linebackers, the 6-2, 215 Stevens had narrowed his choices down to Auburn, Alabama and Clemson before making his decision.
A standout at Lincoln High, Stevens had offers from schools all across the country before settling on a final three. In addition to those three he also took official visits to UCLA and Maryland before narrowing his list down.
Stevens took an official visit to Auburn back in December when the Tigers were preparing for their bowl game against Wisconsin. Following the visit he gave some hints that he really liked the Auburn program. "I really liked it," Stevens said. "All of the players showed me a lot of love. I felt real comfortable there. I liked it.
"It (Auburn) is pretty good right now," he adds on where the Tigers stand. "I would say that Auburn is pretty high right now. I just like the family atmosphere they have. All of the players are very close. I would give the visit a 9 1/2 (out of 10)."
A three-year starter for one of Florida's top schools, Stevens made 120 tackles as a senior including 22 in his final game, a second round loss in the state playoffs. His career high came as a junior when he had 25 tackles vs. Madison and a team-leading 140 stops for the year.
Stevens to Auburn
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