Super 11 OT Christian picks Auburn after FSU spurn

Another one-time Florida State commitment has landed elsewhere.

After decommitting to Florida State late last month, Lowndes County's Ed Christian committed to Auburn on Sunday. (AJC Photo by Jason Getz)

After decommitting to Florida State late last month, Lowndes County's Ed Christian committed to Auburn on Sunday. (AJC Photo by Jason Getz)

Lowndes offensive lineman Ed Christian, an AJC Super 11 selection, committed to Auburn after going there on an official visit this past weekend. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound tackle originally committed to the Seminoles way back in February, just a week after national signing day. He “decommitted” to FSU late last month when questions started to arise over the future of the program. He attended the Auburn-Ball State game on an unofficial visit that weekend.

Christian credited Auburn assistant coach Curtis Luper for reigniting his interest in Auburn. He said Luper called him out of the blue last month.

“I wanted to experience another college,” Christian told Auburn.Scout.com. “I gave them that chance and it was my overall best visit to a school. This school (Auburn) treats you the best. . . .This commitment is more personal than the one at FSU. It’s more personal. Their approach is way different.”

He also considered Alabama, Tennessee and Florida.

Christian became the second Super 11 designate to pull a switch over the weekend. Gainesville wide receiver Tai-ler Jones flipped from Stanford to Notre Dame on Sunday.

Christian is ranked the No. 17 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, No. 19 by ESPN and No. 29 by Rivals.

31 comments Add your comment

Bozydeco

October 19th, 2009
5:28 am

Ed,

War Eagle! Welcome to the Auburn family.

Kennesaw Dawg

October 19th, 2009
7:12 am

I would like to know why UGA was not on his list. Is UGA’s current status what caused him to not have them listed on his short list? Someone needs to keep track of how big of a problem this becomes.

Paddy

October 19th, 2009
7:26 am

K Dawg, good question. Was Ed ever considered for a scholarship by UGA? FSU, can you say” rats from a sinking ship”.

The Truth

October 19th, 2009
7:37 am

The kid is very smart. He knew that GA Tech Lies and Cheats. He didn’t even consider going to GA Tech because it’s an outlaw school. Tech gives Steroids to key players because they are so desperate to win at any cost. LOL! GA Tech’s athletic program is a big joke.

Sissy Dog

October 19th, 2009
8:00 am

“The Truth” you are a true IDIOT. Only another idiot that would believe that comment is another DAWG fan. Georgia Tech is a class school and only recruits intelligent players with good character. A great athlete who is dumb as dirt will never develop into a great player, UGA has proved this. They do have a great chance of becoming a thug and a doper like many UGA grads. This is why UGA is going down hill so fast. They start with great player, many are just plain dumb thugs and they go down hill from there. The facts are UGA has more arrests among players than any other team in the SEC and this shows on the field with no discipline and most penalties. Get ready for a real BUTT beating from GT. THWG.

GTMike

October 19th, 2009
8:08 am

The Truth…..Not !!

Having a little jealousy problem there, bub?

Dooley's Cardiologist

October 19th, 2009
8:47 am

The Truth,

Spoken like a true UGA fan. You should have enjoyed Tech putting 45 on you last year, because this year their gonna “cheat” their way to 60. Pathetic…..just pathetic.

Dooley's Cardiologist

October 19th, 2009
8:53 am

I apologize for taking the kids spotlight in my earlier post. He seems like a smart kid with a good head on his shoulders. It just gets a little difficult when you have to deal with fans from a team that probably couldn’t even win the WAC title this year.

UGASlobberknocker

October 19th, 2009
9:01 am

Just because one idiot Ga fan (The Truth above) posts comments that show ignorance doesnt mean all GA fans are idiots.

78 DAWG

October 19th, 2009
9:04 am

The Truth, is a 9 year old. 1) The Cheaters are 6-1, 2) we go to far greater legnths to win than they do (we spend way more on athletics, we allow marginal students and character and they don’t 3) Our athletic programs are usually better for 1 & 2.
However, how can anyone explain this year (or last year)? How can we ever be behind a school that doesn’t care that much about football, that has a tiny stadium, that has old small facilities, that doesn’t pay the head or assistant coaches near what we do, they have 2 & 3 star recruits? Recently we’ve lost to Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Tech none of which really care that much about football or have our resources. When was the last time we won a big game against a good team. Don’t tell me Hawaii, was it really beating Florida in a year they were 8-4, is beating an 8-4 rebuilding team our best win in 3 years?

The Truth lol

October 19th, 2009
9:07 am

What’s your proof?
Let me guess somebody told you, lol. YOU have an inside conection, that the ajc or espn or usatoday don’t have right lol. I bet it is your elementary school teacher, I bet she told you lol. Thank you for being a dog fan.

RxDawg

October 19th, 2009
9:09 am

Haha, I love how an atricle about a recruit changing from FSU to Auburn turns into a trash talking bit between some dawg and bug fans.

Kennesaw Dawg….your either a moron or an imposter.

WDE ~ Go Tigers!!!

October 19th, 2009
9:16 am

Welcome aboard, Christian!

Auburn will treat you right. Great campus, wonderful tradition and a super coaching staff.

High-caliber student athlete + class act athletic program = superb fit.

Wish more people would congratulate you on your accomplishments instead of using this forum as a petty UGA vs Tech p*ssing contest. Kind of reaffirms why you considered neither of those institutions….

KD

October 19th, 2009
9:35 am

To all the techies out there, have you ever thought that (the truth)might be someone from an ACC school instead of UGA, I mean after all didn’t you just beat someone this past weekend or were the jackets off, I don’t follow your football team so I don’t know. It could be them, not UGA.

Way out there DAWG/JACKET/GATOR/ETC...

October 19th, 2009
9:55 am

Who really knows who anyone is a fan of on these blogs!!! I may like the Dawgs and I may not!! I may like Tech, UF, Bama, AU, and then again, I may not…. who knows! I may really think that ALL high school recruits read these blogs and the comments I make REALLY has an influence on their decisions. If what most of you idiots write in here influences the choices of high school student/athletes, then maybe they are way to easily influenced and will make BAD decisions while in college. All you outsiders quit giving yourself too much credit! You all and that’s me too, are not that smart and can’t read minds! Good for Christian…it would have been better if he would have stayed in state. I hate to say it, but I would rather a kid go to the rival state school than go out of state. But, I really do hate our rival state school!! Go……..????????

Choices.....

October 19th, 2009
10:15 am

I wonder if the recent problems at Auburn could cause him to change his mind again??? They have now lost 2 in a row.

Frank

October 19th, 2009
10:29 am

Chill folks, The Truth is actually a gtu poser.

THWGT!!!!

Wrecker1

October 19th, 2009
10:30 am

78 Dawg you make some good points but you under estimate TECH when you clump them with Vandy and Kentucky. Most of our facilities really aren’t that old and are continually up-graded. Our stadium isn’t as big as many others but it suits us and is really a heck of a place to be for a night game. It’s also true that Ugag lets in way too many marginal “characters/players/students” and does spend a ton, make that a few tons, of money to win. You are also right, the pups haven’t won a “big” game in a while, although beating Fla. anytime is pretty big. (Didn’t Tebow play hurt that game?) Don’t under-estimate TECH though, we have a lot of good players and a really good coaching staff, so the happenings of the last 2 years really aren’t that big a mystery.

tyler

October 19th, 2009
10:50 am

Tennessee wanted this kid or He was interested in tennessee? I didn’t hear his name much in Tennessee’s recruiting but goodluck kid..

Ramma Jamma

October 19th, 2009
10:59 am

Tech only recruits intelligent athletes with good character? LMAO
Does the name Reuben Houston ring a bell? Enjoy your perch at the top of the second ten Techies…..the world will return to normal on the last Saturday in November….The fact that you are 6-1 and still not ranked in the top ten shows the disregard the football world has for your team and your confrence.

obomaisaclown

October 19th, 2009
11:07 am

Welcome home Mr. Christian 4 great years at Auburn before you go to the NFL. With the two 5 star running backs coming to Auburn you will make a great team. War Eagle!!!!

Tom

October 19th, 2009
11:29 am

Joe Cox was a 3 star recruit on rivals. just an fyi

dawgster

October 19th, 2009
12:01 pm

Has anyone seen any info on whether uga was ever in the picture with this kid or did the numbers game how an affect in offering him a scholarship due to others already being offered..Hope the kid has a good career at Auburn, and just thank the world he didn’t fall for the Kiffin show, but i’m sure they will say they really were not interested in him….

Larry Blakeney

October 19th, 2009
12:44 pm

Keep it down home cuz and please no mention of steaks………

Dawgtime

October 19th, 2009
1:17 pm

Congrats young man. Auburn is an excellent school.

jbts30228

October 19th, 2009
2:02 pm

I am a UGA fan. Tech should be ranked in the top 10.

Chip Towers

October 19th, 2009
2:56 pm

All those asking about Christian/Georgia: He listed Georgia as one of his schools of interest on all his recruiting profiles but how serious either party was I can’t be sure.

A Bulldog Mom

October 19th, 2009
4:28 pm

Do you think Tennessee will hurt Tech recruiting? He says he is declaring war on Georgia recruiting. You better hope not.

jbts30228

October 19th, 2009
5:10 pm

Glad to see this young man come to a SEC school. Good luck!!!

down south fan

October 19th, 2009
8:10 pm

congrats big ed best wishes go vikes

Paddy

October 20th, 2009
8:30 am

The truth…hope you are not a UGA fan, we sure don’t need your kind in our midst. My guess you are still in HS? I would say college will not be in your future plans!