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DT commits to Auburn

After visiting Auburn over the weekend, defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey of Pearl River C.C. (Miss.) de-committed from Miami and said Auburn "hands down" was his leader.

He wasn't exaggerating.

On Wednesday, Stuckey gave the Tigers his verbal.

A native of Defuniak Springs, Fla., the 6-feet-3, 300-pound Stuckey had been committed to Miami since April. But, he was blown away by the Tigers during an unofficial visit Saturday for the Auburn-Georgia game.

"They impressed me a lot -- every part of them," Stuckey said. "There wasn't a part about Auburn I didn't like. They've got cool coaches. They're pretty straight forward with you and that's what I like."

Stuckey carries a three-star rating and is the No. 9 JUCO tackle in the industry generated 247Sports Composite.

Stuckey will enroll at his next stop in May or June. He said his grades are fine.

"I fit in [at Auburn]," he said. "I see myself going to Auburn, wearing the Auburn helmet. I felt like that was the place to be."

Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner was Stuckey's primary recruiter.

"He's a cool dude," Stuckey said. "His background pretty much proves what kind of guy he is. He puts guys in the league, and I want to be coaches by that guy."

Of Saturday's trip to Auburn, Stuckey said, "That had to be the best visit I've ever been on."

Stuckey is commit No. 18 for Auburn, and is the second defensive tackle in the 2014 class, joining Devaroe Lawrence of Georgia Military College.

Stuckey was commit No. 2 for Auburn on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the Tigers flipped four-star cornerback Stephen Roberts from Alabama.

Auburn is now No. 9 in the recruiting team rankings.

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