Former Wando star Gimel President leaves Auburn with one year of eligibility

Gimel President, a Parade All-American his senior year at Wando, signed with Auburn in 2012. (File Photo)

Former Wando football standout Gimel President has decided to leave Auburn as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play one more season.

President, a 6-4, 260-pound defensive end, recorded 12 tackles and two sacks last season. He was a three-star recruit out of Wando and was named to the Parade All-American team in 2012. He finishes his Auburn career with 45 tackles, including seven for losses, in 25 games.

President will be eligible to play immediately as a senior, but will not be allowed to play for an SEC school or a non-conference team on Auburn’s 2016 schedule.