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4-Star Auburn Commit Richard Jibunor Arrested For DUI

Auburn's mascot Aubie dances before a game between the SEC power and Georgia Southern.

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 2: Auburn mascot Aubie gets fans fired up before the start of an NCAA college football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Jordan Hare Stadium on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Richard Jibunor, a four-star Auburn linebacker commit from Athens, Georgia, was arrested early this morning on a DUI charge.

Auburn picked up its commitment from Richard Jibunor back on Thanksgiving, when he chose the Tigers over Florida and Tennessee, among others.

He is not yet signed, and now with this morning's arrest, Jibunor's future with Auburn could be in jeopardy.


Auburn commit Richard Jibunor was arrested early Sunday morning and is facing charges of driving under the influence and failing to maintain lane/improper driving on a road.

Jibunor, a four-star outside linebacker from Athens, Ga., was arrested at 4:38 a.m. in Clarke County, Ga., according to Athens-Clarke County arrest records. The arrest was first reported by the Auburn Plainsman.

The 18-year-old Jibunor was released from custody at 7:18 a.m. on $2,000 bond -- $1,500 for the DUI charge and $500 for the improper driving charge.

Jibunor took to Twitter this afternoon, hours after his release.

After a reported miscommunication kept him from signing with the Tigers during the early signing period earlier in December, he planned to do so on National Signing Day in February. We'll have to see if this changes those plans.