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Auburn gets much-needed addition with commitment from WKU grad transfer edge Marcus Bragg

Jeffrey Lee06/19/22
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Auburn needed an off-season addition at the edge position and got one on Sunday.

Marcus Bragg, a graduate transfer from Western Kentucky, will transfer to Auburn for his final year of eligibility, he told AuburnLiveOn3.

Bragg’s decision comes on the heels of an official visit he took to Auburn this weekend.

“I chose Auburn because it best fits my athletic abilities on the field,” Bragg told Auburn Live. “And I will be able to make a lot of plays because of the defensive scheme.”

The people at Auburn also played a big factor.

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Grad transfer felt needed, welcomed at Auburn

Bragg met extensively with edge coach Roc Bellantoni, defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding and coach Bryan Harsin during the visit. He also spent time with other coaches, as well as with players and support personnel.

“While on my official visit, I was surrounded by great people,” he said. “I felt the love. Everyone was so welcoming. The atmosphere at Auburn is way better than anywhere I’ve been.”

Bragg gives the Tigers four scholarship edge rushers heading into the 2022 season. He joins seniors Derick Hall and Eku Leota and freshman Dylan Brooks.

Bragg, who says he is 6-foot-5 and 268 pounds, is coming off a junior season at Western Kentucky in which he recorded 27 tackles, 12 solos and 3.5 sacks. In three seasons for the Hilltoppers, Bragg played in 29 games and totaled 39 tackles. He redshirted in 2019 after playing in four games.

Before transferring to Western Kentucky, Bragg played one season each at Arizona Western (2018) and Mississippi Delta (2017). In two years of junior college, he recorded 35 tackles and two sacks.

Bragg, who is from Miami, Fla., is cousin to former Auburn star Ricardo Louis.