Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Auburn brings in three early signees
By ESPN.com staff
Looking to beef up its numbers, Auburn signed three players on Wednesday who will enroll in school in January.
There could be a fourth on the way.
Signing with the Tigers were offensive lineman Brandon Mosley of Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College and a pair of high school players -- defensive end Craig Sanders of Ariton, Ala., and linebacker Jessel Curry of Buford, Ga. Curry is the son of former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry.
The Tigers also hope to get signed scholarship papers Wednesday from offensive lineman Roszell Gayden of the College of the Sequoias in California.
The plus of getting all four players now is that they can participate in spring practice.
In other signings around the SEC, South Carolina picked up linebacker Toquavius Gilchrist of Butler County (Kan.) Community College. He's originally from Abbeville, S.C.
Tennessee signed quarterback Matt Simms, who's the son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms and the younger brother of Chris Simms, who once committed to Tennessee before changing his mind and signing with Texas instead.
The younger Simms attends El Camino (Calif.) Community College and will be on campus in time to go through spring practice and compete for the starting job. He will join junior college teammate Kembrell Thompkins in Knoxville. Thompkins, originally from Miami, is considered one of the top junior college receivers in the country.