Four Star DL DaVonte Lambert flips from Tennessee to Auburn

Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn reacts on the sideline against the Missouri Tigers in the third quarter during the 2013 SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome.. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Auburn Tigers are starting to feel the boost that a trip to the National Champions gives a team in recruiting.

The Tigers landed a commitment from the highly touted DaVonte Lambert on Wednesday.

Lambert, rated as a four-star prospect, was a long time Tennessee Volunteers’ commitment, but decided to make the switch.

The Georgia native committed to Tennessee in August, but visited Auburn for the Iron Bowl and has been in regular contact with Tigers defensive line coach Rodney Garner, who had recruited Lambert when the prospect was in high school and Garner worked for Georgia.

Auburn had an in-home visit with Lambert on Friday. Tennessee saw him over the weekend. According to sources, both schools left those visits feeling fairly good.

When talking to 247Sports on Monday, Lambert said while he liked both programs, Tennessee’s roster situation on the defensive line was more attractive.

Lambert  attended Georgia Military College this year and is a mid-year enrollee so he inked with the Tigers Wednesday, the first day that junior college players can sign.

Topics: Auburn Tigers, DaVonte Lambert

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