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Four-star 2014 Auburn signee Kalvaraz Bessent will be on ‘probationary status’


An incident a week or so after signing day won’t keep one of the most highly-rated members of Auburn’s 2014 class out of the program.  It will, however, put him squarely underneath his head coach’s microscope.

After a month’s worth of speculation, Gus Malzahn confirmed Monday that Kalvaraz Bessent will be permitted to enroll at the university this summer and will be a part of the Tigers football team.  The cornerback was charged with two counts of felony possession of marijuana in early February, but those charges were ultimately dropped roughly a week later.

Malzahn indicated Bessent’s initial time on The Plains will be under “a probationary status.”

“Kalvaraz will be coming in,” the coach said according to “He will be on a probationary status when he gets here, but he will be coming in with the other signees.”

For his part, the player was grateful for the opportunity after going through what he described as a “lil test.”

Bessent was one of the highest-rated pieces of AU’s defensive recruiting puzzle, given a four-star nod by Rivals.  The recruiting service had the Kingsland, Ga., product rated as the No. 12 corner in the country and the No. 13 player at any position in the state of Georgia.

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8 Responses to “Four-star 2014 Auburn signee Kalvaraz Bessent will be on ‘probationary status’”
  1. seanb20124 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:40 PM

    If charges were dropped, kid should have a clean slate in the eyes of the coaches

  2. onlyoneleft says: Mar 17, 2014 8:41 PM

    Probation, my arse. Come on in son. We need you. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

  3. auburntigers34 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:44 PM

    He wasn’t charged with anything. How should they have handled it?

    And it’s highly unlikely that he’ll play next year. He only weighs about 165 lbs and definitely needs to redshirt.

  4. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Mar 17, 2014 9:20 PM

    Yep another future criminal! Your lucky the NCAA is too weak to sanction teams anymore fearing a split, or i am sure your recruiting of trouble makers would land you squarely in their cross hairs. Well Auburn pot is small potatoes though, its not like you bought a junior college QB to win a national championship or anything. Wait a minute……

  5. normtide says: Mar 17, 2014 10:13 PM

    The charges were dropped. If this was your favorite team, you wouldn’t make a big deal of it.

    Auburn isn’t my team, in the least. But, I don’t let sports affiliations direct my morals and opinions. Way to many pots calling the kettles black here.

  6. soundsofsuccess7 says: Mar 17, 2014 10:14 PM

    Only a matter of time until pot is legal anyways.

  7. mauldawg says: Mar 18, 2014 3:41 AM

    Another reason College football is going the way of the NFL. Thugs and trash will led the way,so sad.

  8. onlyoneleft says: Mar 18, 2014 3:16 PM

    mauldawg says:
    Mar 18, 2014 3:41 AM
    Another reason College football is going the way of the NFL. Thugs and trash will led the way,so sad.

    They already are. These schools need to clean up.
    Recruiting idiots and thugs will get you every time.

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