Auburn loses a commitment

Three-star tight end Arshad Jackson of Hampton (Ga.) Lovejoy no longer is committed to Auburn, the 6-feet-6, 240-pound senior told 247Sports on Tuesday.

Arshad Jackson plans to visit FSU and Ole Miss.

"Just wanted to let you know I de-committed from Auburn," Jackson said in a text. "I'm keeping my options open until I take my visits and see who has the best interests for me."

It is not known whether Jackson de-committed on his own, or was told by the new Auburn staff he no longer had a spot.

Jackson is rated as an 89 three-star by 247Sports. He is ranked as the No. 17 tight end nationally and No. 33 prospect in Georgia.

Jackson, who helped lead Lovejoy to consecutive state runner-up finishes, committed to Auburn last May.

He began having second thoughts about that pledge this fall, and seemed shaky at best after Gene Chizik was fired as Auburn coach in late November. However, when the Tigers hired Gus Malzahn to replace Chizik, Jackson told 247Sports “It’s a big plus for me.”

Jackson apparently has some options.

Asked which schools he planned to visit, he replied, "FSU and Ole Miss right now."

Jackson claims offers from both programs.

Auburn now has 12 commitments.

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