Monday, January 7, 2008

Positive recruiting news for AU

DeRon Furr is through looking around. The quarterback from Columbus (Ga.) Carver High School plans to enroll at Auburn early and participate in spring practice, reported Monday.
That Auburn held onto Furr would seem to bode well for Auburn holding onto another commitment ... wide receiver and Carver teammate Jarmon Fortson.
Both players committed to Auburn early but announced recently that they would take visits.
Forston will still take visits, with Alabama, Florida State and Clemson as reported possibilities.
"I would really like to keep playing with him," Furr said. "He's still committed to Auburn. He's just making sure he's making the right decision."
Furr is an athletic quarterback who seems to fit well into Auburn's new spread offense. When he committed to Auburn, he said he was open to playing another position.
Fortson is a four-star receiver, and Auburn needs good receivers more than it needs quarterbacks right now. The Tigers have Kodi Burns, Chris Todd and Neil Caudle in camp plus commitments from Furr and Barrett Trotter.
Will getting Furr in the fold help Auburn keep Fortson? We shall see.
On the other side, one has to wonder what Trotter is thinking.
By the time he shows up at Auburn in August, Burns and Caudle will have had bowl practice and spring practice in the new offense. Todd ran it at Elizabethown (Ky.) High School, at Texas Tech and in junior college. Furr will have had spring practice.
Trotter ran new Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin's system in high school. He knows it well, but there's no substitute for being in camp.
Again, we shall see.

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