Auburn may have to wait a year before one 2016 commit arrives on campus.
Daquan Newkirk, a 3-star defensive end, per 247Sports.com’s Composite Ranking, will begin his career in junior college, according to Al.com’s Drew Champlin.
The First Academy (Orlando, Fla.) product will attend Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College because of academic reasons. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn helped devise the plan, Champlin reported.
Newkirk also told Champlin he’s “still committed to the Tigers 100 percent.”