REPORT: Carver-Columbus' Furr Leaves Auburn

DeRon Furr was one of the most sought-after recruits in the Peach State for 2008 and according to reports, the four-star prospect has left the Tiger football team.

DeRon Furr's career at Auburn was brief. One spring and summer semester to be exact.

The former Carver-Columbus star, who helped guide his squad to a state title last year, has left the Tiger football program after enrolling early out of high school earlier this year.

"He's decided to leave the football team," Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville said briefly. "Next question."

Furr signed with Auburn with the hopes of staying at quarterback.

But after a spring practice session in which he struggled under center only to finish the period fourth on the depth chart, the 6-3, 215-pounder made the switch to defensive back.

According to a published report in the Opelika Auburn News Furr is expected to be granted a full release from his scholarship at Auburn.

But the question remains: Where could Furr wind up?

As a four-star recruit and the nation's 31st-ranked quarterback prospect this past year, Furr had quite a few offers to choose from before ultimately electing to sign with the Tigers.

One rumor making its rounds across the Internet is that Furr could reunite with close friend and former classmate Jarmon Fortson, who has enrolled at Florida State. The Seminoles, however, are on a scholarship crunch and may not have room for Furr.

Stay tuned as we track this developing story on the Peach State native.


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