May 14, 2008

JUCO LB will re-sign with Auburn

When Eltoro Freeman originally signed with Auburn in 2007 out of Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City, Ala., one of his main goals was to get on the field as soon as possible.

He did. It just wasn't where he was hoping.

After failing to qualify out of high school, Freeman, one of the top linebacker prospects in the country in '07, enrolled at Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Miss.

He got on the field, and not surprisingly, didn't take long to make an impact.

In 11 games a freshman, Freeman tallied 65 tackles, 43 unassisted, 17 tackles-for-loss, five sacks and two forced fumbles. He helped lead Gulf Coast to the National Junior College Athletic Association co-National Championship.

Freeman now hopes to take those talents back to Alabama, a little closer to home, to where he originally wanted to be; Auburn.

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