Eli Stove commits to Auburn: Tigers get four-star receiver


The Auburn Tigers added to their 2016 recruiting class with the addition of four-star receiver Eli Stove on Saturday afternoon.

Auburn is hosting their annual Big Cat weekend and are hopeful to add the coaches are hopeful to add to their 2016 recruiting class this weekend and give them momentum heading into the summer months before the season starts in September.

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Today, the Tigers got started on what could be a promising weekend with the commitment from four-star wide receiver Eli Stove (Niceville, FL. Niceville), according to 247Sports’ Keith Niebuhr. The 6-1, 178-pound receiver is a huge get for Auburn after five-star receiver Nate Craig-Myers decommitted earlier this spring.

Stove is the nation’s No. 67 recruit overall regardless of position, No. 7 receiver and the No. 12 recruit in the state of Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He picked Auburn over offers from the likes of Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, among others, but Florida and Georgia were the chief competition for him.

Last year as a junior, Stove caught 54 passes for 719 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also had 30 carries for 325 yards and a pair of rushing scores, showing off his versatility and playmaking ability when the ball is in his hands.

With today’s commitment from Stove, he is now the highest ranked member of Auburn’s class that moved up from the No. 33 ranked class to the nation’s No. 24 class and the No. 10 class in the SEC.

You can check out his highlights from his junior in his highlight film from his hudl page below.

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