McCalebb enrolling in Auburn, ready to run
Posted by Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News
January 12, 2009 5:59 PM
Running back Onterio McCalebb, the last of three Auburn signees eligible to enroll this spring, will be in school this week and be available for spring practice.
A big-time Auburn signee out of high school in Fort Meade, Fla., McCalebb is coming from Hargrove Military Academy as the No. 1 prep school running back in the nation, according to Rivals. He's the No. 4 prep school player overall. AuburnSports.com reported McCalebb's eligibility Monday afternoon.
McCalebb joins junior college defensive lineman Nick Fairley and junior college linebacker Eltoro Freeman as mid-year qualifiers. McCalebb has all four years of eligibility remaining because prep school play doesn't count against college eligibility. Fairley and Freeman each have three years remaining. Auburn had tried to persuade offensive lineman Jermaine Johnson to follow the same path, but he went to the University of Miami.