Three-star Mobile (Ala.) B. C. Rain linebacker/defensive end Devaunte Sigler plans to commit to either Auburn or Mississippi State early Wednesday afternoon at his school. The problem is, as of Tuesday afternoon the two programs, both of which he has officially visited, were dead even.
On Tuesday night, he will attempt to sort things out.
But if he can't, Sigler knows whom he will ask for help.
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"If the difference is slim for me, I'll go by what my mom says," Sigler said. "She went on both visits with me [to the schools]."
Until very recently, LSU was in the hunt, too. But Sigler said he eliminated the Tigers from contention after he started to get the vibe LSU was losing interest.
"I felt like they were backing out," he said. "They didn't tell me they filled up, it was just a feeling I had."
What does Sigler like about Auburn? The exact things he likes about Mississippi State.
"They're about the same," Sigler said. "Actually, that is what took me so long trying to narrow it down. At Mississippi State and Auburn, I feel like I'm at home. It's a home environment I can be around. At Auburn, it's the people [that stand out]. No matter who you are or where you're from, it just feels like home. At Mississippi State, it's almost the same."
One difference between the programs is this: Auburn is recruiting Sigler, who is 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, to play defensive end. The Bulldogs like him at outside linebacker, a spot at which he saw extensive action in high school.
The question is, does Sigler prefer one position over the other?
"No, sir," he said.
Sigler hopes to have picked his college destination by the end of Tuesday night. But even if that happens, he confessed, "I'll still be thinking about it [Wednesday]."