The final decision for Visalia (Calif.) College of the Sequoias four-star offensive tackle Roszell Gayden came down to the wire, but the 6-7, 310-pound prospect has made his decision and will sign a letter of intent today.
"Auburn's his choice," College of the Sequoias head coach Curtis Allen reported Wednesday. "I think [he decided] just this morning. It was either Auburn, Oklahoma or Cal."
Gayden took official visits to Oklahoma (Oct. 9), Auburn (Nov. 26) and Cal (Dec. 11). It was apparent soon after his trip with to Auburn that he had a strong affinity for the Tigers.
"Auburn is a great school, a great program," Gayden told AuburnSports.com last month. "Just the atmosphere and the chance to play in the SEC and coming in and playing right away… I think I would fit in real well there."
Gayden is the No. 11 JUCO prospect in the country, and he fielded offers from schools across the country. Coach Allen expects big things from Gayden when he arrives on the next level.
"Roszell is a big time player," Coach Allen stated. "I talked to [the Auburn coaches] and they said he's the best offensive lineman [they've] ever seen in junior college, period. I know he'll go down and do real well and have a great career. They say he will be a first round draft choice. He was a basketball player, so he has great feet."