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Gus Malzahn and Auburn Edge out West Virginia for Dynamic 2018 Tailback Shaun Shivers

Coveted 2018 tailback Shaun Shivers just pulled himself off the market by committing to the Auburn Tigers, and goes in-depth about his decision with Scout.

Shaun Shivers, an electric offensive weapon and product of talent-loaded Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna, is still roughly a year and a half away from strutting across the stage with his high school diploma, but has already done his homework and located that ideal fit on the collegiate level, resulting in a commitment on Wednesday evening.

The 5-foot-7, 165-pound Shivers officially revealed his decision on the Tony Sands Radio Show.

"I'm going to Auburn," Shivers told Scout. "I like the campus, the love from the coaching staff, and they show me how I'd do there and how I could fit into their offense; it's my (kind of) offense.

"They always check up on me and say good luck to me in my games. When they can travel down to recruit, coach Wesley comes by the school to see me. The coaching staff is just showing a whole bunch of love and want the best for me, so I want the best for myself."

Secondary coach Wesley McGriff is responsible for the day-to-day duties of handling Shiver's recruitment, but when it was all said and done, it was a well-rounded effort with multiple coaches leaving their mark.

"I speak with coach McGriff, but I really talk to all of the coaches," Shivers said. "All of them have been saying mostly the same things, like how each season they've had a back go over 1,000 yards rushing.

"It's true because I saw the stats from Tre Mason and all of the other great backs from Auburn that had great seasons over there. It feels good."

Shivers, who holds additional offers from West Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisville, Utah, LSU and TCU among others, doesn't have any immediate plans to return to Auburn's campus, but has certainly been tuned in with the Tigers clicking on all cylinders and sitting comfortably at 5-2 and No. 15 in the AP poll.

"They're going through the season very strong," Shivers said. "I think they're going to shock a lot of people during that 'Bama game."

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