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Four new Tigers enroll

Dismukes will compete for the starting center position this spring/Bryan Matthews photo

AUBURN -- Three members of Auburn’s 2011 recruiting class along with 2010 signee Shon Coleman have enrolled in school at Auburn and started classes this week an athletic department source confirmed to

Cornerback Jonathan Rose, center Reese Dismukes and offensive guard Thomas O’Reily graduated high school early to enroll at Auburn.

They will begin winter workouts with the team shortly and participate in spring practice.

Rose will have an opportunity to earn a spot in the playing rotation in the secondary with Auburn needing to replace two starters in cornerback Demond Washington and safety Zac Etheridge.

Dismukes and O’Reilly will also compete for immediate playing time as Auburn will begin the process of replacing four starters on the offensive line this spring including center Ryan Pugh and guards Mike Berry and Byron Isom.

Coleman was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last spring. He was declared cancer-free in just a couple of weeks but will have to continue treatments for another year to ensure it doesn’t return.

Coleman, who was rated one of the nation’s top offensive tackles in 2010, is not expected to play football until 2012.

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