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5.08.2010

Auburn football lands a commitment

Hey everyone. In my zeal to cover the AISA Class AAA softball championship today (Glenwood School won), I'm a tad late on some significant Auburn news.

Angelo Blackson, a defensive lineman from Delaware, on Saturday told coaches that he's planning to sign with the Tigers next February.

What do we know about him?

We know he's now committed to Auburn. We know he has offers from Tennessee and Pitt and Maryland and North Carolina State. We believe Southern Cal will show interest. Oh, and we know he's approximately 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds.

Thanks to our friends at AuburnSports.com and AuburnUndercover.com for that information.

48 Comments:

Blogger cincytiger said...

And the baseball team is making a comeback!

5:05 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Thanks for the news, Jay. wtc gave us a heads up a little earlier.

5:05 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

AU has NO pitching today
13-10
1 out top of 7th

5:20 PM  
Blogger Bellefay1 said...

We need to build a metaphoric fence around Delaware to keep this talent coming.

5:24 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Auburn was doing much better when I wasn't watching Gametracker. We are leaving to go out to dinner. Maybe they will do better now.

5:24 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Homerun for Mcelroy
13-12

5:36 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Football substance in the middle of the baseball game.

5:36 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Home run! Now only down 1

5:37 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Homerun Gomache
13-13

5:37 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Woohoo....I'm feeling it!

5:40 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

3rd and 2nf. No outs. Looping liner caught by SS. Doubles up the runner on 2nd. Baserunning error. Always wait when the ball id hit on front of you

5:49 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

2 run double for fletcher13-15

5:53 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

High scoring game

5:54 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Rbi double for morris
13-16

5:55 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Rbi double for morris
13-16

5:55 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

AU sttill batting
Box score
13-!3-3 state
16-16-2 AU

6:00 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Headed to to id 8 now
16 au
13 state

6:03 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

A few more insurance runs would be nice.

6:10 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Headed to the ninth

6:20 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

3 to go!

6:22 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"Imagine being magically whisked away to Delaware"

6:25 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Over
16+13

6:32 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

They are trying to give it away.

6:32 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

We won! 16-14. Is that a football score?!

6:32 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Were there any pitchers at the game?

Winning is good, whatever the score.

6:34 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Cincy, your magic worked!
I am proud of these guys for fighting back. What a year!

6:35 PM  
Blogger caderivard said...

Jay if Auburn keeps winning do we have a chance to host a region?

6:37 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Just got back from dinner and saw that y'all pulled out the Tigers. Great job!! Can't believe all the hometuns scored in this game. Going for the sweep tomorrow!

And on a related note, the women's softball team took 2 from Arkansas today.

6:41 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Not sure what hometuns are :)

6:42 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

What an absolutely insane finish. Hopefully we can quiet their bats tomorrow for the sweep.

6:49 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Wow, I've been gone all day so I just saw the score. We were in the car a lot today and I checked in on the score. It was 9-0 at the time. I turned off the radio in disgust. What a come back.

I have had time to research this commitment. Whats the word on him? I didn't even know we were recruiting him. Big dude, could be a nice run stopper.

6:51 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

CH=B,
I don't know anything about his abilities, but I love reading what he says about Auburn and how he made his decision. "One trip to Auburn is all it took."

6:55 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

have=haven't

6:56 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Wonderful news. DL and DB have to be a priority in this class.

7:03 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Okay, our football teams beats MSU 3-2 a couple of years ago, and now our baseball team beats them 16-14. Something is strange here, very strange.

7:09 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

New criteria for Auburn head football coach. If you can't score more points than our baseball team does against MSU, you are a goner.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

That was one of the best come-from behind wins i've ever seen. I was there in person and almost left after the scoreless fourth, glad i didn't. Was sad to see Fradejas' hitting streak end, but good to see the fans give him a standing ovation after he struck out in the eighth.

7:13 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Looked up some info on Mr. Blackson. Seems to be a really great prospect. He is a relative unknown right now because he isn't exactly in a recruiting hotbed. His school doesn't have a lot of experience with recruiting. Thigpen is friend of one of his coaches so we were able to get the scoop. It appears that his recruitment is beginning to pick up. USC and Ohio St. are indeed showing some interest. He was quoted saying that he will not take visits to another school. He seems to be 100% Auburn. Loves Auburn and the coaching staff.

7:16 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Fearless, wish I had been there. I don't know about the weather down there but in Bham it was a picture perfect game. I wish it could stay like this all year long.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

it was great CH=B, beautiful weather, and just an offensive SHOW. The other good moment with Fradejas was after he struck out and had taken the field Trent Mummey ran over from center and gave him a big bear hug

7:20 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

This AU team likes to make things interesting... now don't they?!
Down 9-0 and come back to win it... WOW! 7 HR is a team record.


Great news regarding Angelo Blackson! The dude is gonna be a beast. IF he does any camps this summer, he'll pile up offers from everywhere. Coaches did a great job finding this gem.

7:34 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Miller I'm hoping he doesn't do camps. From his comments he doesn't seemed interested in even hearing from other teams.

I was reading an article about Cothron and something really stuck out to me. He is 6'8" with a 31" vertical. That is really impressive. Usually its the shorter guys with big verticals. This kid can really get up. I see him blocking a lot of shots if he has that instinct.

7:46 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/fb-2010-song-vote.html


Fans are going to be able to vote for the song to go along with the intro video. Go to this site to see the list of songs. You can also make a suggestion.

I don't think there are too many hip hop fans on here but I think those are the best songs in these situations. I think it helps get the fans and players fired up.

There are a couple good choices. There is the obvious "Eye of the Tiger". That Tiger Walk song i on the list. I didn't know Travis Williams did that song. I really like it and voted for it. I think if would be cool to have a former player's song selected and maybe become a second traditional sont (second to Eye of the Tiger obviously). The song by Trick Daddy wouldn't be bad. I also like the song Put On by Young Jeezy. Doesn anyone know what movie that song was written for? It came out last year or the year before and it was a cop moving set in NYC..I think. I want to rent it if I can ever remember what it was.

8:00 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

please forgive the typos.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'll never leave this thread. It's the best one ever!

8:55 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'll never leave this thread. It's the best one ever!

8:55 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

In case you didn't hear me the first time :-D

8:56 PM  

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