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September 21, 2014

Son of former Tigers running back commits to Auburn

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Posted: Monday, August 4, 2014 3:06 pm | Updated: 3:09 pm, Mon Aug 4, 2014.

AUBURN -- The son of a former Auburn running back will follow in his father's foot steps on the Plains.

Stephen Davis Jr., a four-star prospect in the class of 2016 and son of former Auburn and NFL tailback Stephen Davis, committed to Auburn on Monday

“I have officially committed to Auburn University!” Davis Jr. tweeted. “I would like to thank my parents, my coaches and The Lord!”

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Davis Jr., who plays defensive back at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, S.C., had 75 tackles with two interceptions, four forced fumbles and one recovery as a sophomore last season, according to MaxPreps.

He is the fourth commitment to Auburn's 2016 class, joining Nate Craig, Landon Rice and Jalin Buie.

Auburn's 2016 class moved up two spots to No. 4 in the 247Sports rankings, leaping Alabama (No. 5) in the very early outlook.

Davis Sr. was a star at Auburn in the early 1990s, running for 2,811 yards and 30 touchdowns, plus 343 receiving yards and four scores, over his career. His 1,263 rushing yards in 1994 ranks 10th in program history.

A fourth-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins in 1996, Davis also played for Carolina and St. Louis over his 10-year NFL career, racking up 8,052 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns.

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