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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Five-star recruit Brent Calloway switches commitment from Alabama to Auburn

While Auburn went through its final BCS title game practice Saturday, it got some good recruiting news from two states away.

Brent Calloway, a five-star linebacker/running back from Russellville, Ala., switched his commitment from Alabama to the Auburn during the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio, Texas.

Rivals.com ranks the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Calloway as the No. 2 linebacker in the country and the No. 1 player in Alabama.

But he said he switched his commitment so he can play running back at Auburn. Calloway ran for 1,968 yards and 25 touchdowns his senior season at Russellville, playing sparingly at linebacker.

“I’ve seen the depth at linebacker at Alabama, and it’s stiff,” he said during an interview with Rivals. “And there are guys who are twice my size, and who have played this position for so long now. So that’s why I’m making a point where I say, hey, I should just go (to Auburn) and play running back.”

Calloway roomed with cornerback Jonathan Rose in San Antonio. Rose, the No. 3 recruit in Alabama, committed to Auburn in August and plans to enroll early to go through spring drills.

Auburn now has 17 commitments for 2011. National Signing Day is Feb. 2.

13 comments:

spencer said...

Andy did you see where Kris Frost committed to Auburn at the Army game as well?

Andy Bitter said...

Well, there are contrasting opinions about whether Auburn is going to accept that commitment. We'll see if that's actually a commitment that sticks.

Anonymous said...

Andy do you really think Auburn wouldn't make room for Kris Frost? Seriously?

Anonymous said...

5* players dont run from competition

Anonymous said...

Can't compete at Bama? No thanks

Anonymous said...

competition too stiff? is he implying that our LB and RB core is weak?

Anonymous said...

Exactly! 5* players don't run from competition. They run to schools about to play for the MNC.

spencer said...

Andy im curious about what you've heard or what is rumored about Frost and why Auburn might not want him. Everything I've seen about him is that he is a great player. But I haven't heard anything about him off of the field.

Anonymous said...

Those guys that are twice your size are going to remind you why you went to little brother for the next few years!!

Anonymous said...

Love all the Bama fans who post as "Anonymous". Face it, losers, Saban won't be there after next year. Get used to looking up in the standings at Auburn...

MikeP said...

Only one person said Auburn didn't have room for Frost. That person is not a coach or university employee. I've seen enough media BS in the past few months to last a lifetime.

Common sense prevails, Kris Frost will be in school at Auburn next week.

Anonymous said...

Has Phillip Marshall fired Bryan Matthews yet? Will you please post that info when it happens?

easyedwin said...

I am in Phoenix..........where is the EDGE?