Thursday, May 15, 2008

Auburn's commitments now seven

Auburn now has seven football commitments for the class of 2009, with former signees Eltoro Freeman and Wilfred Journet saying this week they will re-sign with the Tigers.

Freeman, a 2007 signee, committed Wednesday. He told that he's on course to graduate from Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Miss., and will be able to re-sign with Auburn in February.

Freeman wound up at GCCC after failing to qualify academically out of Benjamin Russell High School, where he was one of the country's top linebacker prospects.

In his one junior college season, Freeman had 65 tackles with 17 for loss, including five sacks. He was all-state and all-region.

The 5-foot-11, 218-pound Freeman said he will redshirt his sophomore season at GCCC and will have three seasons of eligibility left for Division I.

Journet signed with Auburn in 2007 out of Acadiana (La.) High School, where he was Class 5A defensive player of the year. The 6-3, 247-pound defensive end detoured through Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Miss.

Journet played four games for Copiah-Lincoln last season before a hip injury sidelined him. He will have two years of Division I eligibility.

Auburn's class of commitments to date includes defensive tackle Terrence Coleman, quarterback Raymond Cotton, linebacker Harris Gaston, athlete Brandon Heavens and defensive tackle Jamontay Pilson.

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