Former No. 1 overall recruit Cowart leaving Auburn

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Defensive lineman Byron Cowart, the No. 1 overall recruit from the 2015 class, has asked for his release from Auburn, a source told James Crepea of AL.com.

Despite the fanfare that accompanied Cowart to Auburn, the Seffner, Fla., native was ne

Cowart has struggled immensely to live up to the expectations that followed him to the Tigers out of Seffner, Fla., collecting just 15 career tackles in two-plus seasons. Auburn toyed with Cowart at both defensive end and defensive tackle in an attempt to spark his career, but to no avail.

An Armwood High School product, Cowart signed with Auburn over Florida, Alabama, Florida State, and Maryland.

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