AUBURN — With National Signing Day 2023 in full swing, Auburn has landed its first commit from the class of 2025. Malik Autry, a defensive lineman from Opelika High School, has committed to the Tigers with two years left on the Bulldog roster. 

Being a local product, Autry will have to make the short journey from Opelika High School to Auburn University. 

“Very excited,” Autry told Auburn Undercover. “I've been an Auburn fan since I was a little boy. I have pictures of me with an Auburn jersey and an Auburn helmet on since I was super young. Just knowing that I have a possibility to be a part of this team and just knowing that coaches trust and believe in me at such a young age is very great.”

At 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, Autry is already set to be a defensive tackle at the collegiate level and has committed to Hugh Freeze as well as defensive line coach Jeremy Garrett. 

“They were all just super humble, super real guys," Autry said to Auburn Undercover. "They weren't trying to say anything that was fake or even when I decided I was going to commit, he made sure I went home and talked to my parents first and made sure everybody was okay with what I was doing. He wasn't just trying to — you can tell he really wants the best for me with whatever I have going on."

While Autry’s commitment gives Auburn the No. 13 class for 2025, he is also unranked in the 247Sports database, which only ranks the top 100 recruits in the 2025 class at this time.

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