Two for Tuesday: Auburn lands its 17th commitment

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It was an Auburn-Alabama battle in June. Jalen Harris had shown an affinity for the Crimson Tide before, but in the end he chose the Tigers.

Harris, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end out of the St. James School in Montgomery (Ala.), at one point said Alabama was a dream offer for him–but make no mistake, Auburn was very much in the game.Harris followed the lead put forward by Tyler Carr earlier Tuesday: He chose Auburn over Alabama. Small recruiting victories now that could pay huge dividends one day in the Iron Bowl. Harris is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 26 tight end in the nation. He has been very busy in June, hitting camps at Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU, Vanderbilt and Auburn. His Auburn and Alabama offers came only in the last few weeks, which likely will improve his recruiting ranking drastically.

LSU, Vanderbilt and Miami were the other finalists.

Auburn’s 17 commitments for 2015 puts the class as the No. 5 overall group in America at this point.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to 247Sports.com industry composite ranking.

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  • “His Auburn and Alabama offers came only in the last few weeks, which likely will improve his recruiting ranking drastically.” These rankings are kind of self fulfilling for bama. Hootie Jones gets a 5th star when committing then loses it when he decommits… please