Auburn received some nice recruiting news Sunday, as the Tigers landed two Class of 2014 JUCO prospects. Wide receiver D'haquille Williams and defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence pledged their services to Gus Malzahn's team, per Auburn Sports and Auburn Undercover.
Williams' commitment is huge for the Tigers. He's listed as a four-star player by Rivals, and 247 Sports rates him as a five-star and the No. 1 JUCO prospect in the country. Listed at 6'3 and anywhere between 190 and 213 pounds, Williams runs a reported 4.4-second 40-yard dash and should be a serious weapon at a position that could still be a question mark in 2014. One may think of Cordarrelle Patterson and what he did for Tennessee in 2012: 46 receptions, 778 yards, five touchdowns in 12 games.
Originally committed to LSU, Williams decommitted from Les Miles' Tigers in May when his Mississippi Gulf Coast CC teammate Derrick Moncrief, a four-star safety, pledged to Auburn in May. Williams has 13 offers from around the country and picked Auburn over Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Texas and Southern Cal, among others.
Lawrence is rated as a four-star by 247 and the fifth-best JUCO prospect at his position. He stands 6'3 and weighs in at 278 pounds. Auburn was the first school to offer the Georgia Military School product, and it paid off.
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