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January 21, 2014 6:39 PM

Auburn football: DaVonte Lambert credits Rodney Garner's persistence, spectacle of Iron Bowl for flipping to Tigers

AUBURN, Ala. — In August, DaVonte Lambert verbally committed to Tennessee. It appeared he was set to become a noteworthy example of coach Butch Jones’ motto of rebuilding the Volunteers’ program “brick-by-brick.” But as a four-star defensive end prospect, Lambert’s signature was in high demand.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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