Auburn, AL, United States (4E Sports) – Nate Craig, the No. 1 wide receiver and the No. 6 overall prospect in the country, has verbally committed to Auburn.
With the addition of Craig, the Tigers now have three 2016 commits, two of which are ranked in the top 300.
The 6-foot-2, 202-pound Craig picked the Tigers over USC, Alabama and Ohio State, saying his relationship with the Auburn coaching staff is ultimately what won him over.
“I just thought Auburn was the best fit for me,” Craig said. “I got to go up there this weekend and spend some time with coach Dameyune Craig and coach [Gus] Malzahn and that just sealed the deal for me.”
“I was at Alabama for the whole week, but just building a relationship with the Auburn coaches and coach Craig was a big impact on my recruitment and did a great job. With coach Malzahn I got to spend some time with him and then I sat down with my mom and decided to make a decision,” he added.
The athletic pass-catcher totaled 37 receptions for 502 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns as a sophomore.
“I’m a hard working – humble guy,” he said. “A guy that is going to make his teammates better and keep my head on straight on and off the field and it’s going to be a fun time playing in front of the War Eagle fans.”