OXFORD, Ala. — Auburn recruiting found success in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday. The Tigers struck gold in Oxford, Ala., on Monday.
KJ Britt, the 4-star linebacker from Oxford High (Ala.), announced his college decision Monday at his high school. Britt selected Auburn in favor of Georgia, Stanford and Ole Miss — a major win for the Tigers.
His decision was first made public through this Bleacher Report commitment video:
Trick or treat! 4-star LB KJ Britt chooses between Auburn and Georgia in Halloween commitment video pic.twitter.com/tZeyyjNTpO
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 31, 2016
Britt is the No. 15-ranked inside linebacker in the 2017 class. He’s been high on the Auburn board, and in the minds of fellow recruits, for quite some time. With his commitment, the Tigers rose back up the recruiting team rankings.
Auburn jumped from No. 14 to No. 12 in the team rankings, leaping Miami and Maryland. Britt’s commitment gives the Tigers three linebackers in the 2017 class. In addition to Britt, Auburn has pledges from 4-star linebacker Tadarian Moultry from Jackson-Olin High School (Ala.) and 3-star linebacker Chandler Wooten from North Cobb High School (Ga.).
With three in the class at linebacker, especially the three it really wants, Auburn would be content if it ended there.
Still, there are a few top-level prospects the Tigers will still shoot to add down the stretch. Nate McBride, Tyler Taylor, Monty Rice and De’Andre Wilder are the names to look at right now. Auburn could pick up the heat again on Will Ignont, who committed to Tennessee last week, if the Tigers decided they want to land at least four and whiff on the other options.