Auburn football: Marquell Harrel wanted to be teammates with Demetris Robertson

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It’s too little too late for former Auburn football OL Marquel Harrell, who admitted today that he wanted to be teammates with recent transfer addition Demetris Robertson.

Robertson joins the Tigers after three years with the Georgia Bulldogs, which followed a two-year stint with the California Golden Bears. He announced this morning that he would be making his way across state lines into East Central Alabama, signaling the biggest get for Bryan Harsin and co. in the transfer portal thus far.

Harrell went undrafted last year but has caught on with the Las Vegas Raiders after spending his first professional season on the Buffalo Bills practice squad. He didn’t see any time on the field during the regular season.

The six-foot-three, 309-lb Raiders OG shared his reaction to the Robertson news via his Twitter page:

Robertson joins Auburn football with the chance to be a WR1 once more after falling down to fifth in passes caught on the Bulldogs. George Pickens, Kearis Jackson, and Jermaine Burton all gained comfortable distance from Robertson last season, with the trio combining for 12 total touchdown grabs.

Robertson did not register a single TD last season, prompting the move to the Plains from the soon-to-be sixth-year man from Savannah, Georgia.

Coming out of high school, Robertson was one of the most highly-sought after recruits in the nation. He was the #3 prospect from the entire state of Georgia and the #1 wide receiver prospect across the country when he initially committed in 2016.

Half a decade later, with his eligibility remaining in tact, Robertson has the chance to be featured in a starring role as the elder statesman in the Auburn football WR room.

Marquel Harrell just wishes he could have been there to see all of this.

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