In major college football recruiting news, former Baylor quarterback and five-star number one overall junior college player Jarrett Stidham has announced his commitment to play for Auburn beginning in 2017.
These last 6 months have been crazy and the craziness is finally over. Time to start my next chapter at Auburn University! WAR EAGLE! 🐅 pic.twitter.com/BckaHMO6D3
— Jarrett Stidham (@Jarrett_Stidham) December 10, 2016
Stidham was clearly the biggest quarterback recruit in the country, as the former Baylor starter abruptly announced his decision to transfer out of the program following the sex scandal that rocked the University.
Stidham, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound former star high school recruit, took a redshirt year while taking classes at McClennan Community College.
As a result, Stidham will enroll at Auburn as a redshirt-sophomore, giving him three years of eligibility for a Tigers team in sore need of a leader at the quarterback position.
In what is arguably Gus Malzahn’s biggest commitment as head coach of Auburn, expect Stidham to take the reigns of a potentially explosive Tiger offense and challenge Alabama immediately in the SEC West next season.