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Auburn DB Marlon Character, DL Antwuan Jackson are transferring

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Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Thursday that defensive lineman Antwuan Jackson Jr. and defensive back Marlon Character Jr. are transferring from the school.

“They’ve decided to move on,” Malzahn told “We wish them nothing but the best.”

Both Jackson and Character redshirted last season after signing with the Tigers as a part of their 2016 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-2, 298-pound Jackson, from Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove, was a four-star recruit and a U.S. Army All-American. He spent most of the spring with the second-team defense.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Character, from Atlanta (Ga.) Grady, was a three-star recruit. He began his Auburn career as a safety before moving to cornerback this spring.

Auburn wide receiver/running back Stanton Truitt, offensive lineman Deon Mix, linebacker Cameron Toney, and quarterbacks Tyler Queen and Woody Barrett also have transferred since the end of last season.

Malzahn also said that wide receiver Kyle Davis has rejoined the team after taking a leave of absence from the team during the spring for personal reasons.

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