A former MLB prospect who spent six years in the Philadelphia Phillies' organization will be playing college football moving forward. The former four-star quarterback recruit has announced his commitment.
Cord Sandberg, a 4-star quarterback in the 2013 class, has committed to Auburn. He chose the Tigers over LSU and N.C. State, among other programs.
Sandberg will be a part of Auburn's 2018 class.
"Absolutely humbled to have been given the opportunity to pursue a childhood dream of mine. After some visits and a lot of prayer I’m excited to announce I’m officially an Auburn Tiger! Fired up and ready to get to work!" he announced on Twitter.
Sandberg was a two-sport recruit coming out of high school. He had some major college football scholarship offers, but ended up signing in the MLB for a $775,000 signing bonus.
He spoke to 247Sports about his decision to commit to Auburn.
"When (Auburn coach Gus Malzahn) gave me a call maybe a month or so ago and said he would have interest in me, obviously the scholarship wasn’t a deciding factor at all because if the best situation had been somewhere else that’s what I would have done. But when I talked to him and kind of knew playing quarterback at Auburn was a possibility, it was obviously something I grew up watching. The Iron Bowl is something pretty special and I grew up watching a lot of them. To have the opportunity to potentially play in one of those games and really all of the games that Auburn has a chance to play in and the venues the SEC has, it was definitely something that I knew was going to be tough to pass up. When I visited, (Sandberg and his fiancé) were even more confident with the coaches and everything Auburn football is," he said.
You can read more quotes from Sandberg here.