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Credit: 247Sports

Auburn added a major talent to its 2019 recruiting class Tuesday when outside linebacker Owen Pappoe gave his commitment to the SEC powerhouse. 

Per Chad Simmons of, Pappoe explained why he picked the Tigers over Georgia:    

“I have been thinking about this for a long time, so it was really a pretty easy decision. In my mind, I had it down to Auburn and Georgia, then in mid-March, I knew where I wanted to go. I had made my decision.

“It came down to the comfort level at Auburn and how I can come in and make an immediate impact at linebacker. I could even start as a freshman, so that played into it some, but it really came down to how me and family feel about Auburn.”

Pappoe is a 5-star recruit, the No. 1 outside linebacker and the No. 8 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports‘ composite rankings. 

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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