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Auburn and Alabama Commits Play Together For Classic

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Marlon Humphrey is still undecided Marlon Humphrey is still undecided
Future stars at Auburn and Alabama take the same field, for the same team as they prepare for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.

Both teams have been going through two-a-day practices since Monday; the Alabama squad at Faulkner University, the Mississippi team at Huntingdon College.

The players enjoy the camraderie of being side-by-side with the best high school seniors in the state.

"It's great playing with great players," St. Paul's Episcopal linebacker Tre' Williams, an Auburn commit, said.  "In practice, it's great competition, it makes everyone better and helps for the next level."

Five players are commited to Auburn, four to Alabama.  There's still some big names that are undecided -- the state's number one cornerback, Hoover High School's Marlon Humphrey and four-star linebacker Auburn High School's Rashaan Evans are prime targets.  

"Right now, I'm just taking it slow," Evans said.  "Hopefully after January, I'll be able to take some more officials. That way I'll be for sure what I want to do."

Evans has narrowed his choices between Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and UCLA.

There's no shortage of campaigning for these players services on both sides of the state. 

"This guy named Rashaan Evans, we're trying to get down there in Auburn," Oxford running back Roc Thomas, an Auburn commit, said.  "We really need him on our team, we want him."

Humphrey hears the lobbying often.

"There's guys here and there," Humphrey said.  "I just say alright, whatever, listen to what their saying. Nobdy can persuade you, except yourself."

The Alabama team holds a 19-7 advantage in the series with Mississippi.

The 27th annual classic is Saturday at the Crampton Bowl in Montgomery.

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