Auburn football decommitment ‘doesn’t come as a massive surprise’

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Auburn football de-commit Jalewis Solomon backing off his pledge to join the program in 2024 on October 10 “doesn’t come as a massive surprise” according to Garnet and Cocky’s Kevin Miller — who believes the cornerback dropped plenty of hints this was possible.

“Solomon backing off of his Auburn pledge doesn’t come as a massive surprise,” Miller prefaced before saying, “For most of his recruitment, South Carolina and Florida State were the clear leaders. Auburn didn’t emerge until late in the process.

“About two weeks ago, Solomon sent the recruiting world into a frenzy when he tweeted out ‘Ain’t over yet.’ He didn’t offer an explanation for the message, but most assumed the talented wide receiver/defensive back was talking about his recruitment. Based on the developments from Tuesday night, it appears those assumptions were correct.”

Jalewis Solomon on originally committing to Auburn football: ‘I just wasn’t ready’

Solomon believes he jumped the gun on committing to the Plains, telling On3 that he rushed his decision and wasn’t ready to make that choice when he did.

“It came down to me making a decision pretty early,” Solomon prefaced before saying, “I rushed it and I just wasn’t ready when I committed. I have been thinking about this for a while and I just have to take some time and do what is best for myself. Auburn did nothing wrong, but I just had a change of heart.”

South Carolina is the new frontrunner to land the DB after Solomon’s description of how being in Columbia made him feel on his visit.

“I remember my first time up there and the fans were acting like it was my 50th time there,” Lewis said in August. “They love you down there regardless of who you are. I love the players, the staff and everyone makes it feel like home.”