Auburn Tigers News: Auburn football adds transfer tight end and defensive lineman

In today's edition of Auburn Tigers News, the Auburn football program has added two more transfer commits.

Oct 21, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive lineman Trill Carter (98) walks on the
Oct 21, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive lineman Trill Carter (98) walks on the / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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In today's edition of Auburn Tigers News, the Auburn football program has added two more transfer commits.

Auburn football has officially locked down their fifth transfer of the winter portal window. Former Maryland tight end Rico Walker took an official visit to the Plains and days later was ready to make his commitment.

The tight end, who has three years of elibility left after playing one season with the Terrapins. He chose the Tigers over South Florida and Pittsburgh. Walker is expected to play a hybrid role at the tight end position, per Auburn Live, and his decision was influenced by the Tigers' use of tight ends:

“This is their first year, but just going off of the players that they had, especially in the tight end room, I would say they do a pretty good job with developing tight ends,” Walker said.

“They see me more as Rivaldo (Fairweather), but they see that I can block a lot,” he said. “So, it’s like, ‘OK, we don’t have to take you out of the game when we need to block.’

“That’s one thing they love about me so much is my versatility. I can display what I can do passing wise. They love what they’re seeing on film.”

Former Texas defensive lineman commits to Auburn

The sixth transfer addition also made his commitment official just this morning. Former Texas defensive lineman Trill Carter announced his decision on his personal social media accounts. Carter played four seasons at Minnesota before transferring to Texas ahead of the 2023 season.

The Georgia native recorded 56 tackles, four sacks, and one interception with the Golden Gophers, and in his previous season with the Longhorns totalled nine tackles and one sack. He will have one year of eligibility left to use on the Plains.