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Last Year's Commitments - 1998!!!


1998 Auburn Commitments : (29)
National Rank : #18 (Max Emfinger's National Blue Chips)

Ben Nowland - St. Augustine, Fla. / OL / 6-3 / 270 / 5.0 / Three year starter on Offense and Defense, he is scheduled to play Center at Auburn. Four sport letterman and honor student. 18-1 record in Wrestling and qualified for the state meets in Wrestling, Track and Weight Lifting as a Junior. He had 71 tackles as a Defensive Lineman last Fall. Started 2 games - medical redshirt

Jack Schwieger - Wilmette, Ill.(Snow CC, UT.) / TE / 6-6 / 245 / 4.6 / Last season 37 catches for over 400 yards. Rated as high as the 2nd best TE prospect in JC. Starter 1 year

Jeff Klein - Alpharetta, GA. / QB / 6-3 / 185 / 4.7 / 119 of 257 completions for 2,134 yards and 22 td's, 8 int's. "Atlanta Journal Constitution" Honorable mention. Has met academic requirements. Redshirted

Davern Williams - Montgomery, AL. (Jeff Davis) / DL / 6-4 / 260 / 4.8 / Sacked Tyler Watts 7 times in state playoff game! Has met academic requirements. Redshirted

Xavier Lewis - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Dilliard) / LB / 6-1 / 226 / 4.6 / Outside Linebacker who is a three year starter. As a Senior, Lewis had 110 tackles, 6 sacks and 4 int's. Scored a 97 yard interception return. Coach Ken Scott calls Lewis one of his best Defensive players he has coached at Dilliard. Middle Georgia CC

Damien Postell - Baldwin, Fla. / RB / 6-0 / 200 / 4.5 / "Florida Union Times Super 75" nominee. Rated as top 5 RB in Florida. 1,532 yards, 21 td's and over 8 yards per carry his senior year. "Pigskin Prep" rated him #10 RB in the south. Not yet fully qualified academically. Redshirted

Mark Brown - Germantown, Tn. / LB / 6-2 / 225 / 4.6 / 78 tackles and 14 sacks his junior year. Sat out senior year due to injury. Redshirted

Gabe Gross /+ / Dothan, AL. (Northview) / QB / 6-2 / 195 / 4.7 / 1,116 yards passing, 485 rushing yards and 20 td's his senior year. 1 year starter

Kenny Kelly - E. Central Miss.(JC) / LB / 6-1 / 214 / 4.5 / "Deep South Football Recruiting" rated him a "10". JUCO all-american. Academics are still in question. Back up

Michael Lindsey - Atlanta, Ga. / TE / 6-5 / 255 / 4.9 / Has great blocking technics. May play OL in college. Has met academic requirements. Redshirted

Don Page // Foley, AL. (Foley) / LB / 6-3 / 230 / 4.6 / Great quickness. Strong. Good leader. Can be tremendous pass rusher. May be state's best defensive prospect. Will try and re-sign in Jan.

Curtis Lee /+ / Jacksonville, Fla. / RB / 6-0 / 190 / 4.5 / Ran for over 5,000 yards in career with three 1,000 + seasons. Redshirted

Brandon Reed - Mobile, AL. (B.C. Rain) / DB / 5-10 / 175 / 4.4 / A very quick and strong player who is a standout in two sports. Played option QB the past two seasons and started playing CB during his Freshman year. Benches 325 pounds. Won the state Basketball title as a Junior as a Point Guard. Redshirted. Quit the team, may come back.

Roderick Jones // Prichard, AL.(Vigor) / LB / 6-2 / 223 / 4.7 / Shot put 48'6". Discus 136'. Middle linebacker type. Had 155 tackles as junior. Big hitter. Loves contact. Redshirted

Robert Malone // Blount, AL. (Blount) / DL / 6-4 / 255 / 4.8 / Big and extremely fast. Probably a DE in college. Pure athlete. Can be dominating. Super long term potential. Partial Qualifier (ACT)

T.J. Perine - Prichard, AL.(Vigor) / DL / 6-0 / 265 / 5.0 / Strongest player on Vigor team. Second team selection on "Mobile Registers' Dream Team". Has met academic requirements. Redshirted

Damon Duvall - Chattanooga, Tn. / K-P / 6-1 / 185 / 95% of his kickoffs are out of the endzone. 4 fg's over 50 yards. Redshirted

Derrick Magwood - Savannah, Ga. / DL / 6-4 / 230 / 4.7 / 4A all-state first team. Has met academic requirements. Redshirted

Brian Parchinski - Melbourne, Fla. / DE-TE / 6-5 / 245 / 4.7 / Florida all-state honors. Recruited by Miami, Alabama and Georgia. Redshirted

Shawn Bushong - New Smyrna, Fla. / QB / 6-5 / 225 / 4.9 / "Florida Times Union Super 75" and is also rated as the #2 QB prospect in Florida. May play TE in college. Redshirted

Mario Bynes - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.(Dilliard) / WR / 5-11 / 180 / 4.3 (some say under 4.3) / The fastest player Auburn recruited this year. H.S. Coach Ken Scott says Bynes is the fastest football player in Dilliard High history with a 10.4 in the 100 meters. As a Senior, Bynes rushed 62 times for 560 yards and 5 td's, caught 28 passes for 532 yards and 6 td's and was named Dilliard's MVP on a team loaded with college prospects. Middle Georgia CC

Michael Burks - Metaire, La. / RB / 6-0 / 218 / 4.5 / 2,239 yards on 240 carries. 9.3 yards per carry! Part-time starter 1 year

Lorenzo Diamond /+ / Biloxi, Ms. / TE / 6-4 / 212 / 4.6 / Needs to get bigger, but a fine athlete with loads of potential. A redshirt year would seem possible. Redshirted

Willie Northern /+ / Quincy, Fla. / WR / 6-2 / 180 / 4.4 / Runs 10.8 in the 100 meters. Speed gives him a chance to do well. Redshirted

Rashaud Walker /+ / Decatur, Ga. / DB / 6-0 / 187 / 4.38 / Can run and cover. Will hit. Can play Corner Back. Returns kicks. Redshirted

Ronnie Daniels - Lake Wales, Fla. / WR / 6-2 / 210 / 4.49 / Two time all-state in Football & Baseball. Played three seasons professionally in the Minor League system of the Montreal Expos. All-state as a WR & LB. Scored 27 td's as a Senior and made 140 tackles as a LB. Expected to be a WR at Auburn. Originally signed with FSU in 1995. Will try and re-sign in Jan.

Tim Carter - St. Petersburgh, Fla. / DB / 6-1 / 180 / 4.3 / Three year starter at CB and started at QB his Junior year. 36 inch vertical jump. Second fastest signee behind Mario Bynes. Passed for more than 1,200 yards as a Junior. Also plays Outfield in Baseball. Redshirted

Stanford Simmons // Ashland, AL.(Clay Co.) / DB / 6-3 / 192 / 4.4 / Simmons was a verbal commitment from last year, but is now being signed. Last year's comments : Quite possibly the top pure athlete in Alabama. Could be used on Offense or Defense and on special teams. Recruited by FSU, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn and Notre Dame. Had to go to prep school

Alton Moore - Bay Minette, AL. / DL / 6-6 / 225 / 4.7 / Probably a DE in college. SW Miss. CC

Last Updated : 2/6/98

The Five Paw System : Ratings & Comments Taken From "The Forrest Davis Recruiting Annual", "Auburn Football Monthly", "AUrecruit.com", "National Recruiting Center" & The Man Behind The Curtin! (The Wizard Of TigerPath)

= A player who may start as a junior and can be expected to contribute as a sophomore.
= A player who may start as a sophomore and contribute greatly as a freshman. Good chance at pro ball and college stardom.
= May start as freshmen. Strong bet to play pro ball, be All-Americans and win things like the Heisman Trophy.


Recruiting Summary
By Position & State :

DL - 6

Florida - 10
LB - 5
Alabama - 9
DB - 4
Georgia - 4
QB - 3
Mississippi - 2
RB - 3
Tennessee - 2
WR - 3
Louisiana - 1
TE - 3
Illinois - 1
OL - 1

K/P - 1

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