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Former Auburn defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson commits to Ohio State

Urban Meyer Antwuan Jackson

Former Auburn defensive lineman Antwuan Jackson is setting his sights on a new home in college football, and he appears to be headed for a Big Ten power.

Jackson has committed to play for Ohio State, announcing his decision on Twitter.

Jackson enrolled at Auburn in 2016 but redshirted his freshman year. He transferred in June to Blinn (Texas) Junior College, where he currently plays on the defensive line.

Jackson’s initial move sparked controversy when he said that Auburn was denying him permission to transfer to any other SEC school, as well as Clemson, Georgia Southern, Mercer (all 2017 opponents for Auburn) and Ohio State. He later had his transfer appeal denied by the school.

A 6-foot-2, 305-pound tackle, he’s rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 3 overall JUCO prospect, according to 247Sports Composite. Jackson also received an offer from Alabama last month.

When the Tigers recruited him from Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove, Jackson was regarded as a top-10 defensive tackle prospect nationally.

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