Post No. 1,022
Hey everyone. So I was able to speak with seven of the Tigers' 12 official visitors this morning, though Farms didn't want to talk.
That's not too shabby.
So let's get to it.
Tailback from suburban Oklahoma City (Carl Albert HS)
Player host: Ben Tate
On Gus Malzahn's offense: "Basically, all I can say is his offense is not fair from what I've seen. It's not fair with some of the trick plays he has done. It's just not fair to me. I was laughing about it with the plays as they're going on because the defense didn't know what was going on, so I just thought it was funny."
On when he'll choose a school: "It will probably be sometime around late February – 10th, 12th, something like that until I talk to one person in particular who's close to me. That's what it will be. I don't want to get attention or anything like that. The opportunity to come down here (was) great. It made me look at a lot of stuff that I really do like."
On the possibility of being solid on his commitment to Tennessee: "No. If that was the case, I would be signing on Signing Day. Coming here has given me a lot to think about, so I'm not signing anywhere. Otherwise, in that case, when it comes to Wednesday I would just be faxing information, but that's not the case."
Defensive tackle from Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby HS)
Player host: Byron Isom
On his Signing Day situation: "I'm really confused right now. I had my mind set up on Ole Miss, but Auburn is a nice place and Coach (Tracy) Rocker really wants to coach me. He's the best of the best, so that kind of threw me for a loop. So I've just got to pray about it and talk it over with my family."
On when he'll make a decision: "Probably Monday night or Tuesday morning."
On which schools are involved: "Ole Miss and Auburn."
On his favorite part of the weekend: "Just hanging around the players, really. Real down to earth, they were selling me the good and the bad stuff about being at Auburn right now."
Wideout/tailback/tight end from Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS)
Oklahoma State commitment
Player host: Antonio Coleman
On the weekend: "It went good. I liked everything down here and everything. I'm still committed to Oklahoma State as of right now."
On the pros and cons of Auburn: "The advantage is the offense and the disadvantage is being far away from home."
On Malzahn's offense: "I've known about Coach Malzahn since he was at (Tulsa) and everything. I pretty much know everything, you know, you gotta love that offense he runs. It's hard to stop."
On what surprised him: "How big the stadium is. I didn't know it was that big."
Offensive tackle from Olive Branch, Miss. (Olive Branch HS)
Player host: Byron Isom
On the possibility of being solid on his commitment to Tennessee: "I'm still committed, but on signing day I might shock some people."
On the effect Daren Bates' recent commitment to Auburn will have on him: "That plays a big part in the decision because I know I can go somewhere with somebody else that I know. I won't be so afraid to leave home if I got someone else going with me. So it plays a big role in my decision."
On what Bates told him: "He just said I love it down here. And he just said, 'Come then.' And I just said I might."
On who will help him make the final decision: "It's all on me."
Defensive back from Scranton, Pa. (Lackawanna C.C.)
On if he's received an offer from Auburn: "As of right now, they haven't given it to me yet. They said it's a big process and something will work out."
On his choice if an offer is made: "If I received an Auburn offer, I'd sign tomorrow."
On his visit: "I enjoyed it. I wish I could come back and play."
On his connection to Auburn: "Coach Ted Roof. I received interest from Minnesota (Roof's former employer) when they saw my highlights. They decided to give me a call."
Safety from Olive Branch, Miss. (Olive Branch HS)
Player host: Craig Stevens
On going from an unheralded recruit to Auburn commitment so quickly: "It all happened in weeks. Everybody was coming at me and saying they wanted me to come visit this last week. It was easy to come to Auburn and play for them. Coach (Gene) Chizik came over to my school on a Wednesday. The next you know, Coach Taylor, Coach Roof all came over the next week. They offered me and I took it."
On hearing his name announced at Jordan-Hare Stadium last night: "That was awesome. I loved running out on the field. I could see myself doing that for the next three or four years. I had my jersey number on and saw the eagle and saw the type of atmosphere it would be that we play in."
On influencing Olive Branch teammates Aubrey Phillips to sign with Auburn: "Oh yeah. I'm trying to get him to come with me here so we can be roommates and be on the field together."
VISITORS I MISSED
QB Clint Moseley of Leroy HS
DB Taikwon Paige of Georgia Military College (native of Augusta, Ga.)
TB Dontae Aycock of Tampa, Fla.
LB Greg King of Memphis
"OL" Charlie Knipper of Wisconsin (long snapper)