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.
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