Running back T.J. Yeldon
, whose monstrous senior season helped Daphne (Ala.)
to a 10-2 record, decommitted from Auburn yesterday and is now a verbal pledge to Alabama
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Yeldon rushed for 2,196 yards and 32 scores this season for one of Alabama's top teams. He had committed to Auburn but now plans to enroll at Alabama in January.
In college football's most passionate rivalry, Yeldon is only the latest highly coveted recruit to make the switch from the Tigers to the Crimson Tide.
Last year, Brent Calloway
dropped Auburn for Alabama late in the recruiting process, after first switching from the Crimson Tide to the Tigers
just weeks earlier.
Then on National Signing Day, Cyrus Kouandjio
, long considered a lock to sign with Alabama, got behind a microphone and said he was going to Auburn
. However, he never signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Tigers, and days later, he inked with Alabama
Should Auburn fans be worried that the Tigers might lose another top recruit to the Crimson Tide?
Probably not. Auburn's top-rated commit right now is quarterback Zeke Pike
, ranked No. 29 overall.
Despite the fact that Alabama would love a pro-style quarterback of Pike's ilk, Pike has been outspoken about his dislike for the Crimson Tide
and appears to be a lock for Auburn.