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Auburn lands previously undecided OL Prince Sammons

Michael Niziolek

mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Auburn landed previously undecided 4-star lineman Prince Michael Sammons Wednesday morning. (Courtesy)
Auburn landed previously undecided 4-star lineman Prince Michael Sammons Wednesday morning. (Courtesy)

Auburn shored up its offensive line depth in a big way Wednesday morning when it received a letter of intent from previously undecided offensive lineman Prince Michael Sammons.

The 4-star lineman out of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in Ohio joins Brodarious Hamm as the Tigers lineman in the Class of 2016.

Sammons had more than two dozen offers including ones from Michigan State, Oregon, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Ohio State and Clemson.

The 6-foot-8, 280-pound tackle visited Auburn's campus this past weekend.

When Sammons decision became official, his new offensive line coach Herb Hand expressed his excitement on Twitter.

"WARRRRRRRR EEEEEAGLE!!!!"" Hand tweeted.

Hand added a more serious message of congratulations moments later. 

"Great young man from an awesome family!" Hand said. "Incredible story of perseverance and faith. Welcome to the Unit."

Sammons was a two-way starter for a Christian Academy team that went 10-2 and lost 44-14 to Coldwater in the second round of the Division V playoffs.

The three major recruiting websites all list Sammons as one of the top prospects in Ohio with Scout rating him as the second best player in the state.

Auburn needed to add an additional offensive lineman with losing both Shon Coleman and Avery Young leaving early for the NFL Draft and backup Will Adams announcing plans to transfer to Boise State.

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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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