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Bryan Matthews 2 years ago
Auburn has added a commitment from one of the state's top defensive linemen.
This post was edited by Bryan Matthews on 5/30/2011 at 12:06 PM
Great news Bryan.
Welcome to Auburn Darius.
War Eagle, Darius. You will love being an Auburn Tiger!
Here's one more reason I can't stand Rival's recruiting ratings/system:
247 and Scout both report Philon at 6'2", 260 lbs. Scout gives him a 3-star rating. Rivals, on the other hand, lists him at 6', 255 lbs., and gives him no stars (they also have Michael Flint with no stars).
Kid loves Auburn -- his dream school. It's where he wants to be. Has good grades and a good ACT score already. Has solid supportive parents. Solid athlete in two sports. That's a lot of positive "intangibles". Obviously, the coaches see a big upside in this kids future. I'll go with that! Welcome aboard Darius.
I just watched his video, and I love that he never stops running. He is always going for the play, even if the initial push didn't work. A couple plays reminded me of AC's play on Ingram.
This post was edited by drjonespa on 5/30/2011 at 12:52 PM
Don't get all carried away just because he's not a 4 or 5 star recruit. Just look at the stars Nick Fairley and Sen' Derrick Marks had attached to their names, coming out of high school, 2 and 3 stars. They both turned out to be All-Americans.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Mr Love4AU71338 on 5/30/2011 at 1:08 PM
Every guy we sign isn't gonna be a 4 or 5 star. If our coaches want guy enough to offer and accept a commitment this early, all I'll say is welcome aboard.
We need him more for the basketball team then. lol. I am surprised by some offers but I never doubt the coaching staff. There have been several instances where this staff hasn't offered 4 star players and have offered 3 star players. If they take a 3 star player he is usually lauded for his character, intelligence and work ethic by those around him. Those character issues can't be taught by a football coach. Give me a guy with great character and raw ability over someone who peaked in high school.
Great pick up!!!! WDE
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