Kalvaraz Bessent joining Auburn

Updated: March 17, 2014, 2:16 PM ET
By Greg Ostendorf | ESPN.com

AUBURN, Ala. -- The status of Auburn signee Kalvaraz Bessent was up in the air following an arrest last month, but Tigers coach Gus Malzahn confirmed in his pre-spring news conference Monday that the ESPN 300 cornerback will enroll this summer and be put on "probationary status" when he gets on campus.

Bessent was cleared of all charges five days after he was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a report from AL.com, but Malzahn had yet to make a final decision on the incoming freshman.

With Monday's news, Bessent is now expected to arrive this summer with the rest of the 2014 signees and compete for playing time in Auburn's secondary.

"Ain't nothing stopping me from chasing my dreams," Bessent tweeted Sunday.

As a senior in high school, the 6-foot, 170-pound Bessent finished with 34 tackles, two interceptions and 573 all-purpose yards to help lead Camden County High School to a 10-2 season. He's ranked No. 9 at his position and No. 66 overall by ESPN.

In other news, Malzahn said that wide receiver Trovon Reed will move to cornerback, and cornerback Johnathan Ford will move to safety when the Tigers open spring practice Tuesday.

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