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Gaulden backs off from Auburn

Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) University School cornerback Devin Gaulden was surprised the rumor had made it out there, that he had backed off his pledge to the Auburn Tigers. On Wednesday night, he discussed that rumor and explained where his recruitment stands at this time.
"That is pretty much correct," Gaulden said of decommitting. "Me and my coach sat and talked about it and decided that may not be the spot for me right now."
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound defensive back explained what led to the fracturing of his relationship with Gene Chizik's program.
"Things have been going back and forth between us because they were pretty upset that I took an official visit to Boston College, so both of us weren't on the same page," Gaulden said. "The love between both sides wasn't there, I wasn't really feeling a vibe from Auburn right now. I am still trying to get in touch with them and I haven't been able to."
At this point, Gaulden is not even sure if Auburn will remain in the picture as he attempts to sort things out.
"I can't really tell you that right now because I haven't really gotten in touch with them to talk about it all yet," Gaulden said.
As for the visit that led to the domino effect that resulted in his change of heart, he enjoyed the time he spent in Chestnut Hill to watch Boston College host Notre Dame.
"I loved the trip up there," Gaulden said. "Boston College showed me a lot of love. I love the coaching staff there and the whole environment around campus. I like BC a lot."
Boston College isn't the only other school interested in the Sunshine State product. He knows of a pair of schools he wants to learn more about and intends to sit down with his coach to make his next maneuver in his recruitment.
"A few other schools I want to see are Wisconsin and West Virginia, I haven't really sat down and thought about others because I am just really re-opening my recruitment now," Gaulden said. "I will sit down and talk with my coach tomorrow about what other schools I will visit."
In the classroom, Gaulden said he has earned the necessary standardized test score in order for him to qualify.
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