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Auburn Loses One DT Commitment, Gains Another

I’m not sure if you heard yesterday, but Auburn lost one of their 2012 commitments in Darius Philon, a 3-star DT from Vigor High School. Well, technically he didn’t commit anywhere else. He’s just opening his recruitment back up.

Funny, but it appears that just after he committed to Auburn, Saban swooped in and told him he could get him to the NFL. I guess neither of them paid attention to the fact that half of Auburn got picked up by an NFL team after the lockout was over.

So there’s still a chance Philon could come back, but either way, I don’t think you’ll care anymore after you watch the highlight video of Tyler Nero, the 3 or 4-star DT from Atmore, AL that just committed to Auburn today. There is no sound, but that’s only because any music currently known to the world would only cheapen the level of pain brought forth by Mr. Nero.

I’ll be honest, part of me wishes Philon ends up going to Alabama so we can talk about the fact that he looks EXACTLY like Gwyneth Philbin. You know, Darryl Philbin’s sister from season 6, episode 2 of The Office.

Seriously though, if the coincidence of them both being photographed in green jerseys, having the same hair, and having very similar names (Philon, Philbin) doesn’t prove there is a God, I don’t know what will.

Credit to somebody on The Bunker for finding this connection.

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3 comments

WDEwg 08/02/2011 at 2:16 pm

Goodness gracious. I’d say that Nero has a future on Boulware’s punt block unit, while he waits to get on the field at DT.

Suprised you didn’t have any references to him fiddling while something was burning. Amazing restraint- and then you compared the other recruit to a character on the Office- -then all bets were off.

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AUjamstan 08/02/2011 at 2:33 pm

Welcome Nick, I mean, uh Tyler Nero.

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Hey Load 08/02/2011 at 3:42 pm

Reminds me of another DT we used to have….Nick “Lombardi” Fairley. This kid has that same kind of power. The way he just runs over those poor offensive linemen.

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