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Jan 3, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; General view of an Auburn Tigers helmet at a 2014 BCS National Championship press conference at Newport Beach Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Carr commits to Auburn: 4-star OL picks Tigers over Alabama

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Auburn received the commitment from four-star offensive guard Tyler Carr (Gadsden, Al. Southside Sch) who committed to the Tigers at a Tuesday morning announcement.

The 6-5, 311-pound Carr is the nation’s No. 225 player regardless of position, the No. 10 offensive guard and the No. 6 player in the state of Alabama, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He picked Auburn over in-state rival Alabama.

“I did a lot of praying and thinking about it,” Carr tells Auburn Undercover. “I’ve always kind of gone with my gut feeling. And my gut feeling kind of just led me to Auburn. They’re both great programs, and at the end of the day I had to follow my gut, and it was telling me to go to Auburn.”

Carr has the versatility to line up at either guard or tackle positions in college, but is likely to begin at guard where he is a powerful run blocker who uses his strong lower half to drive out defenders and is agile enough to get to the second level and an effective puller.

With his commitment, Auburn moved up to the No. 5 class in the nation and now have 16 commitments in the 2015 class.

Of the 16 commitments for this class, Carr is now the fourth along the offensive line as the Tigers are laying the foundation to continue having one of the nation’s top rushing attacks. Carr joins Marquel Harrell, Kaleb Kim and Bailey Sharp who should be opening holes for Auburn running backs and protecting their quarterbacks for the next four years.

 

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