Auburn's coaching staff had something more to thank on Thanksgiving.
Four-star outside linebacker Richard Jibunor pledged to Auburn on Thursday, choosing the Tigers over Florida and Tennessee. Jibunor announced his decision on Twitter on Thursday morning.
The 6-foot-3, 206-pound outside of Athens (Georgia) Christian is rated as the 14th overall athlete in the 2018 clbad and the No. 31 player in the state of Georgia, according to the 247Sports Composite clbadification. . It is also considered a top 300 prospect in the country, reaching No. 291 in the 247Sports Composite.
Jibunor is a native of Nigeria who moved to the United States in 2014 as a foreign exchange student. He grew up playing basketball and soccer, but is relatively new to football, and started playing in his second year at Athens Christian.
Since then, Jibunor has become one of the best prospects in Georgia in the last three seasons. While Jibunor is an outside linebacker, it is unclear if he will remain a linebacker or participate in the defensive line at Auburn.
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He is Auburn & # 39; s 16 th commit in the clbad of 2018, which entered the 14th ranked day th level national in the 247Sports Composite team ranking.
If Jibunor is projected as linebacker in Auburn, he will be the Tigers' third linebacker engaged in the 2018 clbad, joining four-star linebacker Michael Harris and three-star linebacker Josh Marsh, although he could project as a safety in Auburn. If Jibunor ends up on the defensive line at Buck, he will be Auburn's third defensive player in this clbad, joining four-time defensive tackle Coynis Miller and JUCO defensive end Daquan Newkirk.
COMMITMENT! [?]. It's THANKSGIVING. GOOD LORD ALMIGHTY, I am grateful for everything you have done for me. @CoachGusMalzahn @ coachg76 @ T_WILL4REAL #WDE [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] pic.twitter.com/1H4PZECVBA
– Richard Jibunor (@JibunorRichard) November 23, 2017  ] Tom Green is a beat reporter from Auburn for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.