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Meet Your New Tigers

By: AP
By: AP

A capsule look at 5 of Auburn's top football signees, in alphabetical order:

DeAngelo Benton, WR, Bastrop, La:

A two-time LSU signee out of high school and prep school, he sat out last season to take a course become academically eligible. ... Was the 2006 Class 4A MVP with 40 catches for 947 yards and 15 touchdowns in leading Bastrop to its second straight state title as a senior. ... Parade and SuperPrep All-American in 2006. ... Ranked as the nation's seventh-best wide receiver by Rivals.com and Scout.com, and the third-best prospect from Louisiana by Rivals.com.

Emory Blake, WR, Austin, Texas:

Had 936 yards receiving and 643 rushing as senior. ... Named the 2008 District 25-5A Offensive MVP. ... Ranked 42nd nationally among wide receivers and 39th on the Texas Postseason Top 100 by Rivals.com ... Named to the Orlando Sentinel's 2008 All-Southern football team ... Selected to the All-Midlands Region team by PrepStar. ... Father, Jeff, was an NFL quarterback for 14 years.

Philip Lutzenkirchen, TE, Marietta, Ga.:

Caught 72 passes for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... Class 5A All-State pick ... No. 3 tight end prospect by Rivals.com; No. 6 by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... Ranked as the nation's No. 8 tight end by Scout.com ... Named a PrepStar All-American.

Onterio McCalebb, RB, Fort Meade, Fla.:

Already enrolled at Auburn ... Ran for 755 yards in four games at Hargrave Military Academy last season ... Also returned a kick 95 yards for a touchdown, a punt 96 yards for a score and scored on a 68-yard screen pass ... Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 prep school running back prospect in the country and No. 4 overall ... One of just four prep school running backs to receive four stars by Scout.com.

Tyrik Rollison, QB, Sulphur Springs, TX:

Passed for 4,278 yards and 51 touchdowns as senior and ran for another 1,094 yards. ... Passed for 398 yards and four TDs and rushed for 127 yards and three more scores in Class 4A Division II state championship game win. ... Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American All-Star game. ... Ranked second nationally among dual-threat quarterbacks and ninth on the Texas Postseason Top 100 by Rivals.com ... Listed as No. 4 quarterback in the nation and the No. 7 prospect from Texas by SuperPrep. ... Named a PrepStar All-American.


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