September 6, 2009

Auburn lands huge in-state commitment

Gene Chizik picked up his first win at Auburn Saturday night. The following day, he picked up a huge in-state commitment.

One of the nation's top overall recruits, Jess Lanier four-star linebacker LaDarius Owens out of Bessemer, Ala., committed to Chizik and the Tigers Sunday.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Owens, nephew of former Tiger James Owens, picked Auburn over offers from Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Clemson, LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, among several others.

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