August 22, 2006

Auburn signee cleared by NCAA

Better late than never. Auburn 2006 signee Alex Rose knows this better than anyone.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder, who signed with the Tigers in February, was to report to the Plains with the rest of the freshmen June 6. Instead, he'll be more than two months late.

After a tenth-grade math class was flagged by the NCAA, Rose was ruled ineligible and he doubted if he would ever get to Auburn this year. However, after an appeal, which included a personally-written note to the NCAA by Rose, the three-star recruit out of Jacksonville's First Coast High School said he has been cleared.

Recruiting coach Al Borges delivered the news on Tuesday.

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