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July 1, 2012

Tigers land second top-flight kicker for the 2013 class in Daniel Carlson

Auburn’s push to find the eventual successors to Cody Parkey and Steven Clark came up big again on Saturday night when the Tigers landed a commitment from Daniel Carlson, universally regarded as one of the top kickers in the country.

Carlson, a long, lanky kicker from Colorado, had been rumored to be leaning toward Auburn for days, and he made the decision official late Saturday night.

AuburnUndercover.com and Inside the Auburn Tigers, two of the recruiting sites that cover Auburn, reported the news first.

Carlson’s commitment gives Auburn two specialists in the 2013 class after Carlson joins Jimmy Hutchinson, the nation’s top-ranked punter. At Classical Academy in Pine Forest, Colo., Carlson reportedly has a big leg, and he helps the Tigers start preparing for life after Clark and Parkey, both juniors.

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Auburn 2013 Commits

  • Tashawn Bower, DE, 6-5, 240, Somerville, N.J. (Immaculata High), 3/3/4
  • Daniel Carlson, K,  6-5, 190, Pike Forest, Colo. (Classical Academy), 2/3/3
  • Jarrad Davis, LB, 6-2, 210, Kingsland, Ga. (Camden County), NR/NR/3
  • Jimmy Hutchinson, P, 6-2, 175, Kennesaw, Ga. (Harrison High) NR* — top-ranked punter in class
  • Jahmere Irvin-Mills, CB, 5-10, 175, Elkton, Md. (Eastern Christian Academy) 3/3/3
  • Arshad Jackson, TE, 6-6, 239, Hampton, Ga. (Lovejoy High), 3/3/3
  • Jeremy Johnson, QB, 6-5, 215, Montgomery, Ala. (Carver High), 3/4/4
  • Lemond Johnson, S, 6-1, 190, Cooper City (Fla.) High, 3/3/3
  • Trey Johnson, LB, 6-1, 220, Lawrenceville, Ga. (Central Gwinnett High), 4-star/4/4
  • Carl Lawson, DE, 6-3, 245, Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton High) 5-star/4/4
  • Dee Liner, DE, 6-2, 255, Muscle Shoals (Ala.) High, 5-star/5/4
  • Kamryn Melton, DB, 5-11, 176, Dothan (Ala.) High, 3-star/3/3
  • Earnest Robinson, WR, 6-3, 200, Pinson Valley (Ala.) High, 4-star/4/4
  • Cameron Toney, LB, 6-3, 225, Huntsville (Ala.) High, 3-star/3/4


  1. They aren’t one of the big recruiting sites, but Kohl’s kicking who specializes in Special Teams camps and puts out their rankings for kickers, punters, and long snappers has both of these guys as 5 stars. Hutchinson is the number 2 punter according to Kohl’s and Carlson is the number 1 kicker. Carlson is also a 4 and a half star punter.

    Comment by mabwriter — July 1, 2012 @ 4:54 am

  2. These two guys are important pickups. Kickers can, and do win games. War Eagle guys, and welcome to the Auburn Family!

    Comment by MikeP — July 1, 2012 @ 11:19 am

  3. Wow. We sure are serious about our kicking game.

    Comment by easyedwin — July 1, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

  4. I like it. Now lets get serious about DTs and LBs.

    Comment by tptoomers — July 2, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

  5. go get em coach chiz lets get more good players and regain the auburn greatness of 2010.Grat recriuts so far…..get em all

    Comment by jeff b — July 2, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

  6. Welcome guys, you will love Auburn – WAR EAGLE

    Comment by Roger Rader — July 2, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

  7. Wow !!!

    Comment by ed gentle — July 2, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

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