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4-Star QB Recruit, A Former MLB Prospect, Announces His Commitment

A view of Auburn's field during a game against Mississippi State.

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of the stadium as the Mississippi State Bulldogs kick off against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

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.