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2017 4* Dual Threat QB Lowell Narcisse De-Commits From Auburn

Well this is certainly not welcome news, this morning.

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4* Dual Threat QB Lowell Narcisse has de-committed from Auburn's 2017 class.  I'm not sure what the story behind this is just yet. Keith Niebuhr says Narcisse is not granting interviews. Niebuhr was the first I saw with the news, but I believe Shea Dixon, also of 247Sports, may have been the first to report it.

The only good news about this is he is a 2017 commit, so Gus has time to go out and find a QB for that class. Maybe he didn't like the way the depth chart was stacking up with Franklin, Barrett, White, and Joey Gatewood committed for the class following him. Maybe there was just too much pressure for him to stay in state (he's from Louisiana). Narcisse was injured most of this past high school season, but he's been back on the field recently and looking good.

Either way, Auburn is back on the QB market for 2017. The recruiting class is still anchored by 5* Offensive Tackle Calvin Ashley and contains 4* ATH/RB Alaric Williams. Those three are enough for the class to be ranked 17th for 2017 at the moment, though that's 5th in the SEC.

Where will Auburn turn? There's the possibility they could start offering 4* Jake Bentley whose father was on Auburn's staff as an offensive analyst but is now on Will Muschamp's staff at South Carolina. He was Opelika's starting QB this season. However, he's a pro-style QB and Gus has gone away from those, lately.

Looking at the top dual-threat QBs in the 2017 class, Narcisse was ranked #4. #1 Tate Martell is committed to Texas A&M, #2 Shawn Robinson to TCU, but #3 Tua Tagovailoa of Hawaii is uncommitted. As is #6 Avery Davis of Texas. Could Auburn step up their recruitment of these two? Will they go for a pro-style QB just in case? Perhaps the JUCO route for the 2017 cycle? You can bet they're not going to give up on Narcisse just yet, either, with over a year until 2017's signing day.