Auburn’s continuous search for reinforcements along the offensive line paid dividends on National Signing Day, as four-star defensive end Prince Sammons, whom the Tigers recruited as an offensive lineman, committed to Auburn on Wednesday over Michigan State, Duke, Oregon and others, respectively.
A 6-foot-8, 280-pound prospect from Cincinnati, Ohio, Sammons has been a priority target for coach Gus Malzahn and his staff in recent weeks.
Auburn had been looking to add depth to an offensive line that will be without starting tackles Shon Coleman and Avery Young entering next season.
But the program’s search for viable replacements stalled in recent weeks.
The Tigers saw offensive lineman targets Lucas Niang and Breontae Matthews commit elsewhere last week. Niang, a three-star offensive tackle, spurned the Tigers for TCU, while Matthews, a junior college standout, whom offensive line coach Herb Hand pursued over the last few weeks, committed to Kansas State.
Sammons officially visited Auburn over the weekend and received an in-home visit from Malzahn and Hand days before his trip.
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