Four-star linebacker Craig Stevens (6-3, 210, 4.5) from Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln has made his decision on which college he will continue his education and play football for. It was a tough decision for Stevens, who narrowed down his colleges to three. The finalists were Alabama, Auburn and Clemson.
"I chose Auburn," Stevens said. "There was something about the atmosphere and team chemistry that I liked. It was like family."
"When I went on my visit to Auburn they already made me feel like I was part of the team and not like a recruit," Stevens said. "That was the biggest reason I chose Auburn."
"I really liked Auburn's coaches," Stevens said. "The coaches seemed to be who they really are."
"It was real hard to choose between Auburn, Alabama and Clemson," Stevens said. "But in the end Auburn felt like home to me."
The Tigers get a very versatile player who has the talent to play all three linebacker positions, but he will start his Auburn career as a Mike backer.
Stevens will be heading up to Auburn the second week in June to get ready for college football.
Whether Stevens plays as a true freshman or not depends on how fast he picks up Auburn's defensive system.
Stevens had an outstanding senior season racking up 120 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, five sacks and three fumble recoveries while playing through nagging injuries as a senior.