Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn celebrates with his team after winning the 2013 SEC Championship game against the Missouri Tigers at Georgia Dome. Auburn won 59-42. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn lands top JUCO recruit D’haquille Williams

On Wednesday, the junior college national signing day took place and one of the national title contenders was the big winner. The Auburn Tigers, who are currently preparing to take on the Florida State Seminoles in the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 6, landed to top-ranked junior college recruit — 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver D’haquille Williams.

The Perkinston, Mississippi native attended Gulf Coast Community College, but don’t let that fool you.

Williams was initially committed to Les Miles and the LSU Tigers, with plenty of interest from the top schools in the nation. Alabama, Florida State, Texas and Texas A&M were all recruiting Williams at one point, before he headed off to the junior college ranks.

Now that the Auburn Tigers have proven they have a young core of impressive talent, it will only be easier for them to bring in top recruits and Williams could be just the beginning.

With a player like Williams on the outside, the running lanes could open up for Heisman Trophy finalist Tre Mason to run free.

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