Juco DT Chooses Auburn "I just fell in love"

Dalvon Stuckey

Auburn continued its big week in recruiting by getting a commitment from big junior college defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey.

Poplarville, Miss.--Auburn picked up its 18th commitment for the 2014 class when big defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey chose the Tigers over Miami, West Virginia, Nebraska and several other schools following a weekend visit to the Plains. In Jordan-Hare Stadium as the Tigers took down the Bulldogs in one of the wildest games in school history, Stuckey says that the atmosphere and excitement surrounding the day made it an easy decision for him in the end.

"The decision was based on the fans really," Stuckey tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "When I went up there and saw the fans and the scenery and the whole town, I just fell in love with it. All of the coaches are cool. I just really felt at home.

"I was talking to one my friends about it when I got back and I said it kind of felt like it gave me a boost," he adds. "That's how crazy it was with the atmosphere. I just fell in love with it."

A 6-4, 295 defensive lineman that is likely headed for the tackle position, but is also athletic enough to be a big defensive end after recently clocking a 4.9 second 40-yard dash, Stuckey originally signed with Florida State out of high school in Defuniak Springs, Fla, but when he failed to qualify he enrolled in Pearl River Community College. Playing for two seasons there, Stuckey is ready to hit the ground running when he graduates next spring and is looking forward to playing for Coach Rodney Garner.

"He's just a coach who has been around for a long time and knows things," Stuckey says. "He just knows how to develop a player into a whole different level, an NFL player. I respect him a lot. It's going to be an honor to have him coach me and want to coach me."

Planning to visit Auburn officially for the Iron Bowl and saying there's still a chance he might take a visit to West Virginia, Stuckey says there is nothing on his mind but the Tigers right now and he's fired up about his decision.

"I'll just probably take visits to Auburn from here on out," Stuckey says. "I'll definitely be back for the Iron Bowl. I might take a visit to West Virginia to see what it's like, but as of right now it's straight Auburn for me.

"I love the fans and all of the love they have shown me on Twitter, I really respect that," he adds. "I'm glad to be committed to Auburn. War Eagle baby."

Stuckey is the second junior college defensive lineman for the Tigers in the 2014 class joining Devaroe Lawrence. Here is a full list of Auburn's commitments:

Commitment List

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