August 18, 2008

Atchison picks Auburn over Alabama

Auburn picked up a big commitment Monday when one of the South's top linebacker prospects said he'd sign with the Tigers, has learned.

Atlanta (Ga.) Douglass' Jonathan Atchison, 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, committed to Auburn over offers from Alabama, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Ole Miss, West Virginia and Purdue among others.

Atchison narrowed his list to Auburn and Alabama before ultimately picking the Tigers. He visited the Plains in late July and left with Auburn on top. He also visited Tuscaloosa.

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