AUBURN, Ala. -- Two days before national signing day, Auburn added a commitment from one of the top cornerbacks in the country.
Marcus Roberson, a four-star recruit Rivals ranks as the No. 2 cornerback nationally, became the Tigers’ 23rd commitment for 2011. He announced his intentions to sign with Auburn on his Facebook page.
“I (committed) to Auburn,” he wrote. “(I) appreciate every school for recruiting me and (I) think all of them (are) great places.”
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Roberson is from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale.
He is ranked by Rivals as the No. 37 player nationally. Scout lists him as the No. 4 safety in the country, while ESPN has him at No. 9.
Roberson committed earlier this month to Texas Tech, where his uncle, Otis Mounds, is a defensive graduate assistant.
But he maintained his commitment was open. With offers from Florida, Georgia and USC, among others, he chose Auburn, which he had visited in September.
He is the fourth defensive back to commit to the Tigers for 2011. Jonathan Rose of Leeds, Ala., is already enrolled in school. Anthony Swain of Gadsden, Ala., and Robenson Therezie of Miami, Fla., are also defensive backs who intend to sign with Auburn.
Rose and Roberson are expected to play corner, while Swain and Therezie will likely begin at safety.
With Roberson’s commitment, the Tigers’ 23-member class is ranked third nationally by Scout, sixth by Rivals and eighth by ESPN.
Auburn can sign up to 28 players on Wednesday but can enroll only 25 in August.
Two four-star players announcing on signing day -- Columbus tackle Gabe Wright and Valley, Ala., safety Erique Florence -- are considered to be strong Auburn leans.