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Jackson commits to Auburn

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Jeffrey Lee/AuburnSports.com

Shedrick Jackson has committed to Auburn.

The wide receiver from Hoover (Ala.) announced his decision Monday on Twitter, choosing the Tigers over his four other finalists: Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Missouri and Memphis.

“(Auburn is) a special place,” Jackson said in May. “There are a bunch of great people down there. The coaches are great. I know the campus. It’s just a special place to me.”

Jackson has taken numerous visits to Auburn, including three in the past six weeks. He visited in May and met with new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey and wide receivers coach Kodi Burns and returned June 3 to attend the Tigers’ Big Cat event.

Jackson then was the top overall player at Auburn's half-day skills camp June 17, where he dominated 1-on-1s versus cornerbacks, ran a hand-timed 4.37-second 40-yard dash, had a broad jump of 10 feet 11 inches and a 40-inch vertical leap.

Jackson, who is the nephew of former Auburn great Bo Jackson, is Auburn’s seventh commitment in the 2018 class and third from Alabama, joining Cordova athlete Kolbi Fuqua and Brooks offensive lineman Kameron Stutts. Auburn also has commitments from Bertram Trail (Jacksonville, Fla.) four-star quarterback Joey Gatewood, Chaminade Madonna (Hollywood, Fla.) four-star athlete Shaun Shivers, Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.) four-star offensive lineman Jalil Irvin and Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston, Miss.) defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk.

Rivals ranks Shedrick Jackson, who is listed at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, the No. 3 wide receiver in Alabama behind five-star Justyn Ross of Central-Phenix City and four-star Seth Williams of Bryant in Cottondale.

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