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5* DE Byron Cowart chooses Auburn over Florida

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The Muschamp Effect claims its first big victory with the decision by 5* DE Byron Cowart to choose the Auburn Tigers overs his home-state Florida Gators. He announced it just moments ago in a signing day ceremony in his home town.

Cowart's recruitment went down to the wire, as he was reported to have signed BOTH LOIs to Florida and Auburn, but ultimately he choose to go with the Tigers over the Gators.

The 6'4, 250 lbs Defensive End is one of the top players in the country. Arguments could be made that he is THE top player in the country in this class. Landing him at Auburn is huge for Will Muschamp's defense.

Cowart visited Alabama, Maryland, Florida State, and others schools in his recruitment. He was in Auburn for the Mega Recruiting weekend in mid-January and his family reportedly fell in love with the Plains, as well.

Welcome home, Byron. Get over those quarterbacks!

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