AuburnSports is reporting that five-star defensive lineman Dee Liner has de-committed from Auburn University.
The 6-foot-2, 274-pound strong side DE from Muscle Shoals has been considered a soft commit of late, as he has made clear his intentions to take all of his official visits, and rumors have swirled that he was on the verge of switching his commitment. For his part, Liner has tried to keep speculation from getting out of hand:
Dang I’m taking my officials just like u suppose too! And the next person tweet me wit some bs I’m blocking them!!
— Dee Liner ✈ (@Liner_25) January 11, 2013
Liner also has offers from several SEC schools, most notably the Alabama Crimson Tide, who currently sit at No. 1 in Rivals.com’s recruiting rankings, with 7 early enrollees and 14 hard commits.
Alabama would love to have Liner on board; the war for his services just got hotter, and head coach Nick Saban is, in all likelihood opening the wrapper of a Little Debbie snack cake and making a couple of phone calls.