Auburn commitment arrested on drug charges

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The top committed junior college prospect in the nation was arrested early Sunday morning.

Auburn commitment Jason Smith, an ‘athlete’ prospect out of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, was arrested after eluding an officer and possessing marijuana. He was arrested around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning in Mobile County. He is already out of jail and has a court date set for May.

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Smith is originally from Mobile (Ala.) and was arrested in his hometown. He is rated the No. 6 overall prospect in the 247Sports.com composite rankings, and he’s the highest rated one to be committed to a school already. He is a 6-foot-1, 180 pound skill talent who actually has played quarterback during his career. In Feb. 2013 he signed a letter of intent with Auburn, but went the JUCO route when he needed to improve his academic standing. In high school, he attended McGill-Toolen.

The athlete has had every intention of being back on board with Auburn in the 2015 signing class. There’s no word yet if his legal issues will affect his standing with the Tigers.

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