By Jay Coulter
It has been an active two days for Auburn recruiting. After receiving a verbal commitment from JUCO quarterback Chris Todd on Sunday, the Tigers followed up Monday with another big prospect in McAdory High School safety Marcus Jemison (6-2, 190).
Rivals.com rates Jemison as the number 48 ranked athlete in the country. Here’s something interesting: he picked Auburn over Clemson. Let’s hope the streak of success carries to the end of the month.
He credited recruiter Terry Price and the proximity to Auburn as reasons for choosing Auburn. The Tigers brought the house in sealing the deal. Last week Jemison got an in-home visit from Price, Tommy Tuberville and Will Muschamp. It worked.
He led McAdory to a 10-0 record this fall.
After spending the first few days of bowl practice on Tony Franklin’s new offense, Auburn shifted its attention to Clemson on Monday. Tommy Tuberville says he’s pleased with the way things are going.
“It was a good day for us,” Tuberville said. “The weather cooperated. We’ve had four days of physical practice. We have done that on purpose, trying to be as physical as we can, so we can get to the bowl game and not have to do as much.”
“Mentally, we are getting a lot better in terms of knowing what to do for Clemson,” Tuberville noted. “This is really only the second day that we have worked on them. One more day, and we’ll pretty much have everything we are going to do on both sides of the ball.”
The Tigers will practice today at 10 a.m. before taking a few days off for Christmas. The team will meet again in Atlanta on Christmas night.
Auburn and Clemson meet in the 40th Chick-fil-A Bowl Monday, Dec. 31, in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. It will be the 46th meeting between the teams and the second time they have met in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.