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3* TE Jalen Harris Signs with Auburn

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The student of a former Auburn player made it official.

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Jalen Harris comes to Auburn by way of Saint James High School in Montgomery. Maybe you remember that name. It's the high school where former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was spending time as an assistant coach before his untimely death over the summer.

Lutz was Harris' position coach, and committed to Auburn just weeks before the tragic accident. He wore #43 during his senior year in high school in honor of his mentor. I have a strong suspicion we will see Harris suit up in that #43 at Auburn, as well. I - for one - hope that happens.

Harris chose Auburn over offers from Alabama and California among others. He made a few unofficial visits to Tuscaloosa - including during the 2014 Iron Bowl - but remained true to Auburn.

War Eagle, Jalen. Here's to hoping you remind of us Lutz on and off the field.

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