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Auburn picks up LB commitment

Auburn hosted dozens of top prospects from around the country for its junior day Saturday, and the Tigers picked up a commitment from one of the best in the Peach State.

Sullivan is Auburn's 4th commit for 2015.

Tucker (Ga.) Tucker linebacker Elijah Sullivan committed to Auburn Saturday, 247Sports has confirmed. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound athlete ran for 11 touchdowns and had two receiving touchdowns at running back, as well as 48 tackles eight sacks, nine tackles for loss and a fumble recovery on defense. He is the fourth commitment for Auburn in the 2015 class.

"It went good, I actually committed today," Sullivan said. "I felt very good about coming here, and my mom liked it to so I went ahead and committed."

Sullivan is rated as the No. 88 running back in the 247Composite, but he said Auburn liked him "at linebacker ... it's the Star position that they call it."

"I've liked Auburn since I was in the 10th grade," Sullivan said. "And I actually took my first trip here. So ever since then, I've kind of liked them and had them in my top schools to go to."

He carries an 83.3 247Composite rating. As of now, he has no 247Sports rating.

Sullivan is commitment No. 4 for Auburn for 2015.

Sullivan likes the idea of playing the Star position.

"It's kind of what I play now," he said. "I get to move around the field, and cover man. When we were in position groups, [defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson] talked to me about it, and different stuff about the position. When I was listening, it sounded very much like what I play now."

He joins quarterback Tyler Queen, athlete Jason Smith and cornerback Tony Bridges. Queen plays at North Cobb (Ga.), while Smith and Bridges are at Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.

Auburn assistant Dameyune Craig also was instrumental in Sullivan's recruitment.

"He's a very cool guy," Sullivan said.

You can find Sullivan's highlights here: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/1854695/elijah-sullivan

With Sullivan, two of Auburn's four commitments are from Georgia as the Tigers continue to mine the Peach State. Auburn's 2014 class included nine Georgia high school products.

"I feel like this is the decision I'm going to stick with," Sullivan said.

According to Sullivan, he also had offers from Georgia Tech, Florida, Marshall and Georgia State.

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