Prep RB De-Commits from Auburn, Will Enroll at Alabama

Monday December 19th, 2011

High school running back T.J. Yeldon has de-committed from Auburn University and will instead enroll at the University of Alabama. The news was first reported via Twitter, and Yeldon released a statement later Sunday evening.

"I want to make an announcement so I can put this behind me and get to work on the things I need to do to prepare for college both athletically and academically," the statement reads. "I am going to enroll at the University of Alabama in January."

Yeldon, a top prospect from Daphne, Ala., is widely-considered one of the nation's best high school running backs. He committed to Auburn last June.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.