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Auburn commit warns Clemson to beware of Harvey Updyke after Alabama title game loss

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Four-star prospect and Auburn commitment Alaric Williams took a little bit of a jab at Alabama after the Crimson Tide fell 35-31 on a last-second touchdown to Clemson in Monday night’s College Football Playoff national championship.

Williams wrote on Twitter that Clemson should be wary of Harvey Updyke, an Alabama fan who infamously poisoned the two historic oak trees at Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner following the Tigers win over the Crimson Tide in the 2010 Iron Bowl. Both trees eventually died and were replaced.

Updyke pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage of an agricultural facility. He spent 76 days in jail as punishment for the incident.

Williams, from Ashville, Alabama, has been committed to Auburn since July 2015. On his 247Sports recruiting profile, he is listed as an “athlete.”

Last August, Williams told Gridiron Now he already is looking forward to playing in the annual Iron Bowl against Alabama.

Last week, the man responsible for setting fire to one of the new Toomer’s Corner trees in September pleaded guilty.

RELATED: Why have Toomer’s Corner oak trees become a target?

(You can follow Dan Hancock on Twitter @danhancock1978)

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