3-Star Offensive Tackle Colby Smith commits to Auburn football

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3-star offensive tackle Colby Smith has committed to the Auburn football program and is expected to officially join the Tigers on National Signing Day this Wednesday. Smith posted his announcement on Twitter:

Smith played at Rockingham County High School in Wentworth, North Carolina, and was originally committed to the Tennessee Volunteers. After the firing of the Vols’ HC Jeremy Pruitt, Smith felt there was too much uncertainty and de-committed from Tennessee to reevaluate.

Colby Smith’s path to Plains was paved by Will Friend–who originally coached at Tennessee prior a two week stint at South Carolina before finally landing at Auburn. Per Auburn Rivals, Smith re-opened his recruitment after Friend left to coach for the Auburn football team, and then spoke highly of the Tigers’ coaching staff:

"“I really like all of the coaches,” Smith said. “Me and Coach Friend get along real well, and I really like Coach Harsin, too. I like his mindset and the way he wants to run things.”"

But the commitment of Colby Smith is a big deal for more reasons than just his high ranking. Per The Auburn Plainsmen, if Smith signs with the Auburn football, program he will be the first OT out of high school to be recruited by the Tigers’ since 2017.

Yep. You read that right. 2017.

Smith will join Garner Langlo in the offensive lineman class of 2021, and he also marks the first high school recruit of Bryan Harsin’s regime.

This is a huge get for Auburn football, as Smith is the No. 49 offensive tackle in the nation and the 34th top recruit out of North Carolina. Per AL.com, the Tigers’ roster will now include seven offensive tackles, and Auburn now has 13 commits in the 2021 class.

We are loving the recruitment job of Bryan Harsin so far here at Fly War Eagle, and we are eager to see the completed class of 2021 on the Auburn football roster.

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