By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality, not quantity, seems to be Auburn’s message in light of the fact that four players from the Class of 2010 have committed to the Tigers so far — compared to SEC rivals Alabama and Florida, who each have three times as many.
Auburn recruiting coordinator Curtis Luper says the number reflects the Tigers’ thoroughness, making sure they get the right players — not necessarily the most by some arbitrary deadline. Georgia and Georgia Tech are in the same situation, with the Bulldogs also having four commits and the Yellow Jackets three.
“We’re not in a commitment race,” Luper told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. “People in their haste to get early commitments may not evaluate as thoroughly as they should. So we want to thoroughly evaluate every aspect of every potential student athlete. And we’re not going to make any mistakes in character and some of the other intangibles that we can find out.”