Defensive end Craig Sanders changes commitment from Alabama to Auburn


Defensive end Craig Sanders has switched sides.

The Ariton High School standout who is No. 6 on The Birmingham News’ Super Seniors list said Wednesday night he will sign with Auburn. He had originally committed to Alabama.

Rivals says the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder is the 12th best weakside defensive end in the country. Sanders says he’ll enroll in January, making him eligible for spring practice.

As a sophomore and junior he recorded 32 sacks the past two seasons and had 31 tackles for loss as a junior defensive end. As a tight end, he caught 61 passes for 1,228 yards and 18 touchdowns.

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