4-Star Therezie Chooses Tigers

One of the country's top defensive back prospects announced his college choice at the Under Armour All-American Game.

St. Petersburg, Fla.--Defensive back is a high priority for the 2011 Auburn football signee class and the Tigers received good news on Wednesday night when Robensen Therezie announced that he has committed to play for Auburn.

A 5-10, 205-pound senior at Jackson High School in Miami, Fla., Therezie chose the Tigers over Alabama, Florida and Tennessee. Rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com, he made his announcement during the Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field.

Therezie said his interest in the Tigers began building when he visited the Auburn campus over the summer. That interest jumped when he took an official visit to Auburn and when he got home he said that the Tigers had jumped to the top of his list.

"I like the way they are coming together as a big program and a family as one," Therezie said. "Not only all the fancy things they've got there, that's not what I'm all about. I'm just about what they have to offer in the program."

Robensen Therezie has a reputation as a physical football player.

The Tigers opened the season with a pair of seniors as their starting safeties. One of those players, Aairon Savage, was injured and his career is finished. The other, Zac Etheridge, will play his final college game on Monday night in the BCS Championship Game vs. Oregon.

Therezie said the opportunity to play early at Auburn is one of the other reasons for his interest in Coach Gene Chizik's program. Mike McNeil, who moved into the starting lineup when Savage was injured, will be a senior in 2011.

Nicknamed "Cadillac," Therezie can play either cornerback or safety. He notes that the idea of playing his college football in the Southeastern Conference is appealing, which explains why his finalists were all teams from the SEC.

The Under Armour All-American also said the program in the school of business he is interested in is strong at Auburn and that had a major influence on his decision to choose Auburn. He added that "great coaches with great people" also turned him to the Tigers. "It is just a great place to be."

The following is a list of Auburn's commitments for the 2011 football signee class:

Auburn Football Commitments

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