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Thursday, August 5, 2010

DE Keymiya Harrell commits to Auburn

Auburn got its 15th commitment for 2011 when Keymiya Harrell, a defensive end from Plantersville, Ala., said he'll sign with the Tigers in February.

AuburnUndercover.com, AuburnSports.com and Inside the Auburn Tigers reported the news first.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Harrell chose the Tigers over Tennessee and Mississippi State.

Scout.com ranks Harrell as a three-star recruit, the No. 50 defensive end in the nation. Rivals.com does not have him ranked.

Harrell made 75 tackles and nine sacks as a junior for Dallas County High, according to Scout.

He is the third defensive lineman in the class, joining end JaBrian Niles of Mobile, Ala., and tackle Angelo Blackson of Bear, Del.

Here's an updated commitment 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)
  • Keymiya Harrell, DE, 6-5, 235, NR, Plantersville, Ala. (Dallas County High)
  • 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)


WDEwg said...

These are all verbal commits, correct? There is some chance that kids will not stick to these and sign a letter of intent somewhere else next Feb?

With that kind of time to use, I wonder why kids are so eager to "commit" now, instead of waiting til later.

Also- on the Auburn coaches; I'm thinking it is a fine line between locking folks up now, versus seeing what is available as the high school season goes on?

Andy Bitter said...

These are all oral commits, yes. Nothing is binding.

I think a lot of kids want to get this taken care of before they start their senior year. It's a big weight off their mind.

Plus, these scholarship offers that are out there now might not be there once classes start filling up. If you're a 5-star recruit, then yes, you can probably wait until the beginning of February to commit. But for 3-star guys or unranked ones, it's not bad to lock down a commitment before you get left out.