GADSDEN | Tyler Carr grew up watching games at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Now, the Rivals100 offensive lineman will be playing on that same field.
Carr announced his commitment to Auburn Tuesday morning in front of his family, coaches, teammates and friends at Southside High School.
Carr, who is rated a 4-star, the nation's No. 7 offensive tackle and No. 66 overall prospect by Rivals.com, narrowed his list to Auburn, Alabama and Georgia before choosing the Tigers. He also considered offers from Florida, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Nebraska, Penn State, Texas and Louisville.
"I'm proud to say I'm committed to Auburn University," he said at a ceremony at Southside near Gadsden, Ala.
Despite growing up an Auburn fan, the decision was tough for Carr after he visited Alabama approximately 10 times over the past 18 months, developing a close relationship with the Tide staff including offensive line coach Mario Cristobal.
Carr also developed a close relationship with the Auburn staff through more than a dozen visits, especially offensive line coach J.B. Grimes and running backs coach Tim Horton, who recruits the Gadsden area.
Carr, 6-foot-5 and 323 pounds, is Auburn's 16th commitment for the 2015 class and fourth offensive lineman. He's a December graduate and plans to enroll at Auburn in January.