Rivals ranks the 6-foot-2, 170-pound Rose as a four-star recruit, the No. 2 overall player in Alabama and No. 60 nationally. Scout lists him as a three-star recruit and the No. 31 cornerback in the nation.
Rose, who announced his intentions on CBS 42 in Birmingham by revealing a Tigers T-shirt, chose Auburn over a long list of schools, including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida State.
"It feels good," Rose said as his teammates came up to congratulate him in the news studio. "And now I can focus on a state championship with these guys and hopefully win it all."
Here's a scouting report of Rose on Rivals.com (scroll to the middle of the page).
He is the Tigers' 14th commitment for 2011 and their fourth defensive back, joining Izauea Lanier (East Mississippi Community College), Anthony Swain (Gadsden City, Ala.) and Devin Gaulden (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).
Rose made 48 tackles and five interceptions as a junior at Leeds, which was a Class 3A state semifinalist last year after winning the championship in 2008.
His father, Charles, played defensive back at Auburn from 1992-96.
Here's an updated commit list:
- Angelo Blackson, DL, 6-5, 289, 3-star, Bear, Del. (Red Lion Christian Academy)
- Sammie Coates, WR, 6-3, 170, 2-star, Leroy, Ala. (Leroy High)
- Jaylon Denson, WR, 6-3, 190, NR, Hoover, Ala. (Hoover High)
- Reese Dismukes, C, 6-3, 272, 4-star, Spanish Fort, Ala. (Spanish Fort High)
- Kiehl Frazier, QB, 6-3, 215, 4-star, Springdale, Ark. (Shiloh Christian)
- Justin Garrett, OLB, 6-2, 185, 3-star, Tucker, Ga. (Tucker High)
- Devin Gaulden, CB, 5-10, 175, NR, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (University School)
- Chris Landrum, LB, 6-2, 215, 3-star, Sweet Water, Ala. (Sweet Water High)
- Izauea Lanier, DB, 6-1, 190, NR, Gordo, Ala. (East Mississippi CC)
- JaBrian Niles, DE, 6-2, 270, 3-star, Mobile, Ala. (Davidson High)
- Thomas O'Reilly, OL, 6-3, 315, 3-star, Marietta, Ga. (Pope High)
- Jonathan Rose, CB, 6-2, 170, 4-star, Leeds, Ala. (Leeds High)
- Anthony Swain, S, 6-3, 215, 3-star, Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City High)
- C.J. Uzomah, TE/HB, 6-5, 230, 3-star, Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett High)