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Top 2016 wide receiver Kyle Davis verbally commits to Auburn

Michael Niziolek


Archer wide receiver Kyle Davis verbally committed to Auburn Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.
Archer wide receiver Kyle Davis verbally committed to Auburn Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Courtesy

Reinforcements are on the way for a group of Auburn wide receivers Alabama defensive back Cyrus Jones called “nothing special” this week.

Archer wide receiver Kyle Davis announced his verbal commitment to Auburn Wednesday morning on Twitter. Davis is ranked as a 5-star recruit and the class of 2016’s top receiver by 247 Sports.

“After a tremendous amount of prayer and conversation with my family, we have finally come to a conclusion on where I will further my education for the next four years,” Davis tweeted. “First and foremost I want to thank God and the coaches that had enough faith in me to extend an offer, you’re greatly appreciated. With that being said I will continue to be a Tiger. I have officially committed to THE Auburn University. #WDE”

The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder has more than 20 scholarship offers including ones from top Power 5 programs including Alabama, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Coaches aren’t allowed to comment on recruits, but that didn’t stop Auburn wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig from alluding to the Tigers important get on social media.

“Booooooooooooooooooooom!!!!!!!” Craig tweeted out.

According to MaxPreps, Davis has 47 catches for 773 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games.

Davis’ decision brings Auburn’s total number of verbal commits for next year’s signing class to 16. He is the third wide receiver in the group featuring Eli Stove and Marquis McClain.

The Georgia native had previously committed to South Carolina, but decommitted before the season.

Fellow 2016 commit John Franklin III welcomed Davis to the fold with an intriguing tweet of his own.

“Welcome to the family. Hope you ready to make some magic happen next season on the field together,” the quarterback said.

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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