AUBURN, Ala. — Caleb Tannor knows one thing for certain. He’ll announce his commitment on Monday.
The 4-star defensive end from Miller Grove High (Ga.) took part in Auburn’s summer cookout festivities Saturday. Tannor his been down to two schools — Georgia and Auburn — for a few weeks.
On Monday, he will decide.
“I’m very, very close,” Tannor said. “It’s been a good visit. It’s a good time for me to finalize my decision.”
As of Saturday afternoon, Tannor said he wasn’t completely sure who he would choose.
The Tigers will have one more night and day to sell him. Tannor is staying in Auburn overnight to spend extra time with Auburn commit Quindarious Monday and Tigers lean Michael Harris. Georgia has been the perceived favorite for a while, but Auburn snagging the final visit — an overnight one, at that — gives the Tigers much more hope than before the weekend.
Tannor said the battle between the Bulldogs and the Tigers is tight.
“Great facilities, great coaches. It’s a real good connection. It feels just like that at Georgia (too), and that’s what’s making that race so close. Great coaching. Both of them are providing the same things for me, so we’re just gonna have to see,” Tannor said. “I have one more day to decide, though. Sunday, we’re going to go to church, hopefully make the right decision. … Right now, I couldn’t even tell you.”
Auburn made sure Tannor knew his priority in the Tigers’ class.
Kevin Steele and Rodney Garner spent time with Tannor to show him his fit in the Tigers’ defense. At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Tannor said he’d most likely play the Buck position for Auburn. At Georgia, it would be more of an outside linebacker role, similar to Bulldogs linebacker Lorenzo Carter.
Tannor made this trip with his mother, two brothers and youngest sister. Both places are giving the family a commit-able feeling.
“That’s just how I feel. That’s home for me. If I choose Georgia, that’s home for me,” Tannor said.
Tannor said he plans to take visits to both schools this fall regardless of his Monday commitment. He won’t be an early enrollee.