National Signing Day 2010: A Look At New Auburn Commit Ladarius Phillips

Bryan KellySenior Analyst IFebruary 3, 2010

Auburn gained its first commitment from a previously uncommitted prospect when it grabbed OL/DE prospect LaDarius Phillips this morning.

Phillips is a two-star player who projects as either a hybrid defensive end/tackle in need of some bulk, or a red-zone fullback/plow who is a threat to carry the ball in short yardage.

Phillips was scheduled to commit to Georgia Southern, but switched his commitment at the last moment, becoming No. 30 in Auburn's outstanding 2010 recruiting class.

Though an intriguing prospect, Phillips makes me believe the Tigers have scholarships to burn. The Tigers have bigger prospects in play—Corey Lemonier and John Cullen, to name a few.

But Phillips' commitment suggests the coaches feel comfortable with the amount of enrollment space available this fall.

It will be interesting to see where Phillips is deployed and how soon we see him, whether it be in Gus Malzahn's offense, or plugging up the line for the Tigers in short yardage.

Check in with MaxPreps and stay tuned to B/R's coverage of National Signing Day.