Can Bama pry Liner from Auburn? 

November, 15, 2012
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When ESPN 150 defensive tackle Dee Liner (Muscle Shoals, Ala./Muscle Shoals) committed to Auburn during the summer prior to his junior season, it surprised a lot of people. After all, he was the state’s top player, and he was making his decision almost two and a half years before he would have to sign his national letter of intent.

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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comAuburn commit Dee Liner visited Tuscaloosa in October when Alabama beat Mississippi State.
Liner grew up a fan of the Tigers, so the choice shouldn’t have come as a surprise -- but why pull the trigger so early?

Looking back, Auburn was coming off a national championship and had a lot of momentum on the recruiting trail. The in-state native had just visited AU two weeks earlier for their Big Cat Weekend. He must have felt right.

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