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Gus Malzahn says CB signee Kalvaraz Bessent OK to join Tigers

By Jerry Hinnen | Staff Writer

Kalvaraz Bessent is a four-star corner out of Camden County, Ga. (247Sports)
Kalvaraz Bessent is a four-star corner out of Camden County, Ga. (247Sports)
Auburn's 2014 recruiting class has received (or re-received) a belated -- if expected -- boost.

Gus Malzahn confirmed Monday, per and other outlets, that four-star cornerback signee Kalvaraz Bessent will be permitted to enroll at Auburn and join the Tiger program under "probationary status."

In February, Bessent was one of four individuals arrested on felony marijuana charges in Nassau County, Fla., when a police search of a stopped vehicle found pot and none of the four passengers claimed ownership. But all charges against Bessent were dropped within a week after one of the other passengers in the car told police the marijuana did not belong to Bessent.

Even after Bessent was cleared of charges, Malzahn had been noncomittal on his arrival on campus, citing the need to gather information.

Bessent tweeted the following Monday:

One of Auburn's top recruits in the class of 2014, Bessent signed with Auburn in February as a four-star cornerback out of Camden County High School in Kingsland, Ga. Bessent was rated the No. 11 corner in the class of 2014 by the 247Sports composite rankings, and the No. 122 player overall.

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