Just over a month ago, former Ohio State signee at cornerback Jamel Dean announced his intentions to transfer to Auburn. He knew that he didn’t want to have to sit out a season due to NCAA transfer rules, so he filed an appeal.
The appeal had kept Dean from enrolling in classes at Auburn for the summer semester. The appeal for eligibility was turned down by the NCAA, but now he is officially enrolled for fall classes, according to AL.com.
Despite Dean having to sit out for the 2015 season, the Auburn coaching staff is excited for him joining the team.
“He’s a really good football player,” Auburn cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson said Friday. “We’re excited to have him. He’s a really big body. Long, really good on the line of scrimmage playing bump-and-run…He’s going to be a huge addition to what we’re trying to do. Knowing that we have a bunch of seniors leaving after this year, having him here now and understanding what we do and how we do it will be very beneficial to him as we get to January and moving forward.”
Dean struggled with injuries throughout high school, but he has been completely cleared by Dr. James Andrews. Dean is a former four-star cornerback from Cocoa Beach, Florida coming out of the class of 2014.
The Auburn Tigers open the season on September 5 when they play the Louisville Cardinals in Atlanta.
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