AUBURN, Ala. -- With two more commitments Wednesday, Auburn picked up the pace with less than a week before national signing day.
Lake Worth, Fla., running back Tre Mason and Mobile, Ala., defensive end Devaunte Sigler said they will sign with Auburn on Feb. 2, when schools officially can accept letters of intent from recruits.
Auburn has 21 commitments for 2011. Schools can sign as many as 28 on signing day but can admit only 25 scholarship players each August.
Scout.com ranks Auburn’s class as the fourth-best in the country. Rivals.com has it sixth. The Tigers landed a consensus top-five class in 2010.
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Mason, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound recruit, chose Auburn over Mississippi during a ceremony at Park Vista High.
Rivals and Scout rank Mason as a four-star recruit. Rivals has him as the No. 14 running back in the nation and No. 34 overall recruit. Scout lists him as the No. 29 running back.
Mason ran for 1,643 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior. In his final two seasons, he ran for 3,103 yards and 46 touchdowns.
He is the second potential running back in Auburn’s class. Four-star recruit Brent Calloway switched from Alabama to Auburn because he was told he will get a shot at running back. Calloway is listed as the No. 5 linebacker recruit in the country by Rivals.
Sigler chose Auburn over Mississippi State and LSU. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound three-star recruit played outside linebacker in B.C. Rain’s 3-4 scheme but is expected to be a defensive end at the college level.
Rivals has him as the No. 64 outside linebacker in the country; Scout ranks him as the No. 44 defensive end.
Wednesday’s announcements took Auburn out of the running for some high-profile recruits, however.
According to AuburnUndercover.com, the Tigers are no longer in the mix for four-star recruit Ray Drew, Rivals’ No. 1 weak-side defensive end. Drew, who will announce his intentions Friday, is considering LSU, Georgia, Clemson and Miami, according to Rivals.
Another Auburn target, Fort Meade, Fla., four-star tight end Brandon Fulse, will announce his decision at his high school today at 5:30 p.m. He is considering Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee and North Carolina.