Auburn scores juco running back

Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) RB Cameron Artis-Payne announced Thursday that he'll sign with Auburn, multiple sources report. Artis-Payne made an official visit to campus over the weekend.

The 5-foot-11, 215-pound prospect also received scholarship offers from Utah, where he officially visited on Sept. 27th, Washington, New Mexico and Utah State. Kansas State, Pittsburgh and Purdue showed interest.

According to the Opelika-Auburn News, he's rushed for 1,838 yards through nine contests this season and has amassed 3,202 yards on the ground during his entire career at Hancock.

Artis-Payne is commitment No. 18 for the Tigers and their first from the junior-college ranks during this recruiting cycle. Auburn currently possesses the nation's seventh best class.