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Markell Boston
Markell Boston

Hometown:
Sharpsburg, Ga.

High School:
East Coweta

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
S

2014 Signing Class | A dual athlete who plays both wide receiver and safety, and a tremendous tackler who can cover a lot of ground ... played receiver his first three years before also playing safety as a senior ... Georgia Class Region 3-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year as a senior with 105 tackles, four interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns ... had five pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... caught two touchdown passes and returned an interception for a touchdown vs. Lovejoy ... forced a fumble late in the win vs. Newnan that helped his team clinch a first round home playoff game ... caught 29 passes and a touchdown as a junior ... caught 22 passes as a sophomore, including a 40-yard touchdown reception in a come-from-behind 28-25 victory over Newnan to end an eight-game losing streak to its rival ... attended the same high school as Karsten Bailey, a wide receiver at Auburn from 1995-98 before playing for the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers ... high school coach was Clint Wade ... son of Tonya Dragg.

Charlie Harbison: "He's a talented kid. He's a good kid. He has ball skills. I love his size. I love his intellect. He's a guy who is a little bit like me. He can do a lot of things. I think he'll be a special player for us."

Gus Malzahn: "He is a very good tackler and a physical guy that we got fairly late. He got better and better his senior year. I really think he will play and at least provide some depth for us."