Cardwell is listed at 6’10” and 220 lb by 247Sports. His composite ranking is No. 150. Rivals has him listed at 6’11” and 230 lb and ranked No. 125. Cardwell is a four star on Rivals and a three star on 247.
Cardwell committing to Auburn makes sense for both sides. Cardwell gives Auburn another big man, and Cardwell gets to play at Auburn, who has seemed to be his top choice for a while.
In April, Jeffrey Lee of Auburn Rivals reported that Cardwell was waiting to see how other teams’ recruiting classes filled out before making his decision.