With the departure of Will Muschamp, there was some worry about whether or not Auburn would be able to hold on to a number of defensive commits. So far, none have decommitted, but there are those who are a little more open than they were.
One of the biggest concerns for Auburn was holding onto 5* Defensive End Marlon Davidson. He's the cornerstone of the defensive class, and plays in an area of need for Auburn. That's particularly true if Carl Lawson leaves for the NFL. Over the last few days, he maintained that he was "75% committed" to the Tigers, while Georgia and Alabama were pushing hard for him.
This morning, Davidson announced on Twitter that he is shutting down his recruitment. He will sign his Financial Aid Agreement with Auburn this morning (giving the Tigers unlimited access to him even during the dead period) and enroll in Auburn in January.
I Am Proud To Be A Auburn Tiger #Official #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/C1bffy9zpp— Marlon Davidson (@marlondavidson7) December 16, 2015
If you want to see why Auburn is so excited to have him, here is our original article from his commitment back in September.
Davidson is not the only player signing papers for Auburn, today. It is the first day of the JUCO mid-year enrollee signing period, and there are other high school players signing their Financial Aid Agreements with Auburn, as well. Some already have. We'll start a story stream here shortly to collect stories and FanShots on all of them.