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Auburn stays on fire and lands four-star center

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At Auburn, Bruce Pearl has been given a second chance after NCAA issues derailed his tenure at SEC foe Tennessee. On Thursday, Pearl and the Tigers provided Trayvon Reed with his second chance.
A 7-foot-1 center who ranked No. 91 in the final rankings for the class of 2014, Reed signed with Maryland last fall. However, he was refused admission to Maryland after he was arrested and charged with second degree assault, resisting arrest and theft of less than 100.
Thursday, Reed took a visit to Auburn and after meeting with Pearl and his staff both sides felt comfortable enough about his situation that a scholarship was offered and accepted.
For now, the plan is for Reed to attend Delray Beach (Fla.) Elev8 Academy for a year of prsp school which effectively makes him a member of the class of 2015.
Provided that his legal issues don't get in the way -- and they are not expected to -- Reed is quite an intriguing pickup.
A true seven-footer, Reed runs like a much smaller player, has great length and has good touch around the rim. He can block shots, play above the rim and has the tools to develop into a high level interior player.
Other than inconsistent effort, Reed's biggest problem is a lack of strength. Because he'll spend a year in prep school, Reed will have valuable time to add more weight before he arrives at Auburn.
The addition of Reed has made it one heck of a seven day run that started last Friday. He joins four-star 2015 prospects Danjel Purifoy and Horace Spencer and highly regarded juco wing T.J. Dunans who have all committed in the last week as a member of the Tigers 2015 recruiting class.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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