The summer recruiting season is heating up and with each day comes new commitments. One of the latest D-I BCS recruiting commitments comes from University School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Cornerback Devin Gaulden was starting to turn heads and rack up offers when he received an offer from the Auburn Tigers. That was all Gaulden needed to put an end to the process.
“I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity Auburn was offering,” said Gaulden
Things happened fast but fate also had them fall in place. Gaulden and his family were headed to Alabama last weekend for a family reunion and it just so happened to be the same weekend that Auburn was having their camp.
“Coach Thigpen and I spoke on the phone and he wanted me to come to the camp,” Gaulden explained. “So I went and I killed it. The entire staff loved me and everything went from there.”
Late Monday night Gaulden felt like an offer from Auburn was coming and indeed it did on Tuesday. After a conversation with the staff, Gaulden made the commitment to Auburn.
“What really got me was the coaching staff” said Gaulden. “Coach Thigpen and Lolley, they are the secondary coaches and they can help take my game to the next level. Plus I love the atmosphere around campus.”
Gaulden played sparingly in his first year as a varsity player due to injury in 2009 but his potential is apparent any time you watch him. He has been a standout at every camp he has attended and received Defensive Back MVP honors at the Schuan’s National Underclassman combine in Orlando. Gaulden is the second Division-I commitment from University School this offseason after Roger Harriot’s squad had six Division-I signees for the 2010 class.
Gaulden is looking forward to becoming a complete cornerback and to majoring in either sports management or sports medicine at Auburn.
Author: Chad Wilson
Chad Wilson is a college football recruiting expert and creator of the GridironStudsApp which allows high school football players to gain exposure to college football coaches and fans. Wilson is a former college football player for the University of Miami (92-94) and Long Beach St. (’90-’91) and played briefly for the Seattle Seahawks (’95). He is also a former youth and high school football coach for over 15 years. Wilson’s older son Quincy plays in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and his younger son plays cornerback for the University of Florida. Email: email@example.com.