Another prospect commits
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Our friends at AuburnSports.com are reporting that Daren Bates of Olive Branch, Miss., has accepted a scholarship offer from Auburn.
He had been committed to Arkansas State. Bates had received a surge of interest in recent weeks, though, and reportedly was encouraged by Alabama to travel via motor vehicle to Tuscaloosa for some Crimson-tinged fraternization. That apparently will not happen.
Bates is the 24th recruit to announce plans to sign with Auburn next week.