National Signing Day 2012 - College

February 02, 2011

Gabe Wright to Auburn

Auburn capped off one of the nation's most impressive signing days Wednesday by adding one of the top defensive line targets in the country to its 2011 class.

Carver (Columbus, Ga.) four-star tackle Gabe Wright chose the Tigers after narrowing his choices to Auburn, Tennessee and Alabama.

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Wright announced his decision on ESPNU. Wright pulled a hat out from under the table and put it on backwards. It read, "Nick Who". Wright was referring to former Auburn defensive tackle and Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley. He turned the hat around to reveal an interlocking "AU".

Wright commented on the "Nick Who", saying, "I believe when players leave, they may leave behind their legacy but they're spirit truly lives on.

"New players have to step in."

Wright took an official visit to the Plains last weekend and said following the trip that the Tigers remained the frontrunner to land his signature. Auburn had been the team to beat since early in the process.

National Signing Day 2012

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