Landen King has the opportunity to stay at home and play for the Longhorns but instead of playing in a league that is just as likely to miss the College Football Playoff than appear in it, the Texas native has decided to pull the trigger and join Gus Malzahn’s Auburn program.

The Humble, Texas native announced his commitment to Auburn on Monday. King had previously been committed to Texas but publicly announced his decommitment from Tom Herman’s program back in May.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Lone Star State native is rated as a three-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Composite Rankings. The Atascocita High School standout caught 53 passes for 815 yards and nine touchdowns during his junior season.

King commits to Auburn over scholarship offers from Georgia, Ole Miss, Texas, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Penn State and Oregon. Following his decision to become a Tiger, Auburn now holds pledges from 10 prospects in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

Considering Chad Morris’ connection to Texas, Auburn’s new offensive coordinator deserves credit for helping the Tigers land a playmaker of King’s stature. To get an idea of what King could potentially bring to Auburn’s offense in the years to come, check out his junior season highlight reel.

Auburn’s 2021 Recruiting Class

Player
Rank/Position
Stars
State
Lee Hunter
#6 defensive tackle
4-star
Alabama
Armoni Goodwin
#6 running back
4-star
Alabama
Dematrius Davis
#6 dual-threat QB
4-star
Texas
Jaeden Roberts
#8 offensive guard
4-star
Texas
Caleb Johnson
#30 offensive tackle
4-star
Florida
Tar’varish Dawson
#22 athlete
3-star
Florida
Phillip O’Brien Jr.
#33 safety
3-star
Florida
Landen King
#23 tight end
3-star
Texas
Garner Langlo
#61 offensive tackle
3-star
Florida
J’Marion Gooch
#69 offensive tackle
3-star
Tennessee