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BREAKING: Interior offensive lineman Jacobe Ward commits to Auburn

Jeffrey Leeby:Jeffrey Lee07/06/24

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Interior offensive lineman Jacobe Ward has committed to Auburn.

Ward, who attends Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Ga., announced his decision Saturday on social media. He chose Auburn over LSU and Tennessee, among others.

Auburn offensive line coach Jake Thornton was one of the main reasons Ward chose the Tigers.

“The relationships I have with all of the coaches, they just keep it real with me, especially Coach Thornton,” Ward said. “He’s such a good guy. He told me that I could possibly be a day one starter here and that’s something I like to hear.”

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Ward now will turn his attention to helping get other recruits to join him in Auburn’s class. His top priority is friend and teammate, four-star edge Herbert “Third” Scroggins.

Scroggins last week committed to Miami over Auburn.

“(Scroggins) is my top target,” Ward said. “I’m going to be working hard to get him back with us.”

Ward is listed at 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds. He is ranked by the On3 Industry Ranking as the No. 55 interior offensive lineman in the country. Ward also ranks the No. 631 overall recruit in the class and No. 67 in Georgia.

Auburn was No. 1 for a while

Ward visited Auburn for the first time in March. When he left that visit, he told Auburn Live that the Tigers stood alone at the top.

“It’s a very good place and honestly it fits me a lot,” he said on March 30. “For this to be my first time here, I’m really considering being an Auburn Tiger. They are No. 1.”

Ward remembers playing with Auburn quarterback Holden Geriner in high school.

“Holden has always told me that Auburn would be a good fit for me,” he said. “Honestly, it’s going to be cool playing with someone that you played with in high school.”

Ward would take in visits to South Carolina, Tennessee, and LSU. When he returned to Auburn for his official visit in June, the Tigers were still cemented in the No. 1 spot.

“Still standing (at No. 1),” he said. “Really my relationships with Coach Thornton, Coach Freeze, and Coach Payton (Cox). They check up on me every single day to make sure I’m good. To come in here and see how willing they are to take me in really surprised me.”

Ward kept Auburn at the top and followed through with his commitment.

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