Five-star recruit Jabari Smith announced his commitment to Auburn on Friday.
Smith is ranked as the fifth-best prospect in the 2021 class by ESPN. He becomes the fourth five-star player successfully recruited by Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl, according to ESPN's Jeff Borzello.
"Playing for Coach Pearl will help me become a stronger two-way player," Smith told ESPN's Paul Biancardi shortly after announcing his decision. "I noticed how much Coach Pearl loves his players ... how much he has won at the highest level, competes for championships, and how his players have (gone) to the next level."
Smith excelled during his 2019-20 varsity season at Sandy Creek High School, averaging 24.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks across 30 games.