The Tigers have signed a high-profile transfer cornerback from Alabama.
This offseason, the Auburn Tigers should look to add some transfer portal talent at cornerback.
Thankfully, they did, and in a big manner. Former Alabama football cornerback Antonio Kite has committed to Auburn, according to his social media. Kite, a four-star prospect in the 2023 class, accessed the transfer portal two days after former Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban’s retirement.
Lean, wiry physique that is slightly thin yet has room to gain some heft. “Unverified size, but height appears above average,” 247Sports scouting analyst Gabe Brooks stated. “It plays for a long time. Limited validated info, however it plays quickly and well. Two-sport standout with Division I offers in basketball. Functional athleticism transfers to the gridiron. Fluid, natural athlete. Longer stride increases vertical speed while also providing above-average initial burst and acceleration. Similarly, above-average change-of-direction capabilities compared to a somewhat higher-cut build.”
According to 247Sports, Kite is projected to be drafted in the fourth to seventh round of the NFL after finishing his undergraduate career. The 6-foot-1, 182-pound cornerback has four years of eligibility remaining.
Auburn now has eight commitments via the transfer portal, including Mississippi State offensive tackle Percy Lewis, Texas defensive lineman Trill Carter, Maryland tight end Rico Walker, California wide receiver Sam Jackson V, Duke linebacker Dorian Mausi, Kansas defensive lineman Gage Keys, and Georgia State wide receiver Robert Lewis.
In the coming months, the Auburn Tigers will have the opportunity to capitalize on Alabama’s head coach upheaval and make success with both prospects and transfers.