Corey Lemonier Picks Auburn on National Signing Day; Tigers Crack Top Three

Bryan KellySenior Analyst IFebruary 3, 2010

With the announcement that DE Corey Lemonier has selected Auburn over Florida State, the Tigers are now officially a top-three class behind Texas and Florida.

Lemonier's announcement puts the Tigers at 31 commitments, six above the average for a class.

Auburn's class is, in my opinion, the deepest class in the country, with multiple players at every position promising differing stages of preparedness.

On offense, the Tigers bring in the most prepared and athletic quarterback in the country in JUCO transfer and former Gator Cameron Newton, and one of the top RBs, Michael Dyer.

And on defense, the Tigers have signed Craig Sanders, Kenneth Carter, and Ladarius Owens, three four-star talents in the front seven that will assist Lemonier in reloading Auburn's defensive front.

About the only position lacking a standout player is defensive back, but such a need can be mitigated by great play on the defensive line. Lemonier promises to provide that as soon as he hits campus.

Florida State fans will be dismayed, but they've held onto Telvin Smith and landed Christian Jones in the space of a day, and they'll have another class lingering around the top 10 when the dust settles in the coming days.

Stay tuned for more B/R coverage of signing day.