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Latest on ESPNU 150 RB T.J. Yeldon

12/15/2011

There are a ton of rumors that running back T.J. Yeldon (Daphne, Ala./Daphne) has backed off his commitment to Auburn. But according to the coaching staff at Daphne they are just that -- rumors.

“Nothing has changed with T.J. and he asked me to put that out there,” said Mike Vickery, one of the Daphne assistant coaches. “He will not be doing any interviews so we wanted to take care of this. We are getting a lot of phone calls right now.”

After Yeldon recently made a visit to Auburn archrival Alabama, speculation increased as to what Yeldon would ultimately do. And that was before the Tigers made changes at coordinator. Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn left to take the head coaching position at Arkansas State. Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Ted Roof left for the same position at UCF.

Rumors have intensified that Yeldon would sign elsewhere, and all signs pointed to the Crimson Tide. But as of now, Yeldon's decision is unchanged.

“T.J. wanted me to get it out there that he’s still committed to Auburn,” Vickery said.

Yeldon is the No. 7 running back in the nation, the No. 91 prospect in the ESPNU 150 and the No. 5 recruit from the state of Alabama. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound back rushed for 2,193 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior.