NCAA approves Auburn quarterback Rollison

abitter@ledger-enquirer.comJune 24, 2009 

AUBURN, Ala. — Quarterback Tyrik Rollison, who was one of the prizes of Auburn’s 2009 recruiting class, has been approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse and is enrolled at the school, Tigers football operations coordinator Scott Fountain confirmed Tuesday.

Rollison is taking part in Auburn’s orientation this week and will begin summer classes Monday.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Rollison committed to the Tigers in late January, getting on Auburn’s radar after running backs coach Curtis Luper was hired away from Oklahoma State. Rivals ranked Rollison as a four-star recruit and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the nation.

He threw for 4,728 yards and 51 touchdowns and ran for 1,094 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, leading his high school in Sulphur Springs to the Texas Class 4A Division II state championship.

Auburn also added to its 2010 recruiting class when Decatur, Ga., cornerback Jonathan Mincy announced his intention to play for the Tigers late Monday night. All three of Auburn’s recruiting Web sites reported the news.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback from Southwest Dekalb High is ranked as a three-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout. Rivals lists him as the 25th ranked cornerback nationally. Scout ranks him 40th.

Mincy chose Auburn over offers from LSU, Miami, North Carolina and Tennessee, among others. He is the first defensive back to commit to the Tigers in 2010.

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