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 11 years ago '04        #251
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got 2 commitments from 2 of the top DL in the state (Terrence Coleman and Jamontay Pilson)

thats definitely good news but 11 months til signing day so they def not locks.. anywas a day game was today

Blue team (1st team offense 2nd team D) won 30-14... Burns and Todd looked good and a handful or WRs stepped up... I knew the defense would get worked cuz this offense wears u down.. D stopped em 1st few series but offense picked it up 2nd and 3rd qtrs... Franklin said Todd was only 65% this spring (from a shoulder injury last year) plus the QBs throw 250 balls a practice in this offense

aite im through talkin to myself holla see u n*ggas n a few months

Tubby on Burns: "Kodi would have eaten us up running the ball down the field," said Tuberville. "It was a little bit deceiving in what it looked like."

 11 years ago '06        #252
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^^ Did you go to Auburn's A Day, I also heard that Todd and Burns are into a QB battle down there.

Who you think going to get the nodd come time for the season??

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 Against D Grain said
^^ Did you go to Auburn's A Day, I also heard that Todd and Burns are into a QB battle down there.

Who you think going to get the nodd come time for the season??
naw I didnt go I just read about it .. they said 40k went though

Man I honestly think we'll run a 2 qb system.. Franklin knows the Todd kid real well though and Todd knows the offense better than Kodi but Franklins saying Todd has only been 65% this spring.. They say Kodi has looked real good throwing the ball this spring so honestly I couldnt pick one but if I have to ill say Todd with Burns playing a Tebow type role except he will pass also not just run

we didnt run the ball more than 20 times today due to the injuries so we threw all day.. They also said our front 7 2 deep looked absolutely sick (especially the LBs) which is a huge plus.. didnt say much about the DBs.. the d just played base Ds

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 UknowWhatItIs said
naw I didnt go I just read about it .. they said 40k went though

Man I honestly think we'll run a 2 qb system.. Franklin knows the Todd kid real well though and Todd knows the offense better than Kodi but Franklins saying Todd has only been 65% this spring.. They say Kodi has looked real good throwing the ball this spring so honestly I couldnt pick one but if I have to ill say Todd with Burns playing a Tebow type role except he will pass also not just run

we didnt run the ball more than 20 times today due to the injuries so we threw all day.. They also said our front 7 2 deep looked absolutely sick (especially the LBs) which is a huge plus.. didnt say much about the DBs.. the d just played base Ds


Yeah I think you guys are going 2 QB system, I dont have link for the sh*t, but i read it somewhere just forgot what site i was on.. I'm curious to see you n*ggas offense this coming up season. I thought that we were going to run more of a spread offense this past year with Applewhite. I'm a big fan of the spread, but i also like a mix of both Pro and Spread Offense concept we are going with....

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 Against D Grain said
Yeah I think you guys are going 2 QB system, I dont have link for the sh*t, but i read it somewhere just forgot what site i was on.. I'm curious to see you n*ggas offense this coming up season. I thought that we were going to run more of a spread offense this past year with Applewhite. I'm a big fan of the spread, but i also like a mix of both Pro and Spread Offense concept we are going with....
true but ill take anything other than our offense the last 2 years borges was running... Franklin dont sugarcoat sh*t in his interviews,,, just tells the truth about players... a couple of fans got salty about this one article where he criticized Deron Furr (kids a str8 up athlete that likes to hit)

had last scrimmage wednesday night... Burns went 12 of 15 for 215 yds 1 TD
he seems to be catching onto the offense real well and Blackmon holding the D down with 9 tackles and Powers and Savage gon be 2 raw a.ss CBs with Etheridge and Mcneil at safety .. front 4 was hurt most of spring

I saw that article on al.com

 11 years ago '04        #256
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Trev Alberts has us in his top 5 :applause:

In 2003 when we were ranked #6 to start the season he had us in the 20s and said we were overrated then in 04 he put us as a top 10 team while the voters had us in the high teens... :applause: smart dude

he got UGA #1 Florida #2 and AU #5

I just looked at UGAs schedule


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 11 years ago '04        #257
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Can Auburn Answer Championship Challenge?

Bryan Matthews
AuburnSports.com Publisher

Auburn closed spring practice last Wednesday on a high note. But it wasn't what the Tigers accomplished during 15 practices that head coach Tommy Tuberville spoke with the team about following their final workout.

Tuberville spoke about the future and what the 2008 Tigers can accomplish. He also issued a challenge.

"This group has a great opportunity, but it all depends on the next few months," said Tuberville. "How hard do they want to work to get to Atlanta and win in Atlanta? There's a lot of other teams out there with a lot of talent.



Tuberville enters his 10th season at AU with an 80-33 record.
"This could be a good group if they come together, continue to get better, do all their work in the offseason, come back and have a positive two-a-days."

Tuberville said he was pleased with the progress AU made this spring and sees the potential for a championship team this fall. But he also sees plenty of room for improvement.

"We got better, but we're not what we need to be," said Tuberville. "We've got to be a lot better to have a chance to get to Atlanta."

Tuberville's challenge was echoed by offensive coordinator Tony Franklin.

"I reiterated to them after we met with coach Tuberville that we definitely have the potential but so do probably eight other teams in the SEC," said Franklin. "Everybody has the same type of athletes, everybody has good players, everybody works hard and everybody is well coached.

"It's just a matter of are we going to be special? Are we going to go the extra mile? Are we going to be unselfish and pass up personal things for the team? That's how you win a championship."

Franklin's offense racked up 741 yards in the final scrimmage. The strength of AU's offense heading into spring drills was on the offensive line and at running back, and Franklin saw definite improvement in the quarterback and wide receiver positions.

It all adds up to an offense with the potential to put up some big numbers this fall.

"I think we have that potential as long as the leadership is good and people respond to it," said Franklin. "There's so many guys playing and they know they have a role, that I think the offseason will be good."

Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads will be coaching his first season in the SEC this fall after coaching the past eight years at Pittsburgh. While he doesn't know how his defense will stack up in the nation's top football conference, he has no doubts how it would stack up against some of his former Panther defenses.

"I think this defense is more athletic than any defense I was a.ssociated with at Pittsburgh," said Rhoads. "There were three that finished in the top 10 as far as total defensive statistics are concerned. One, back in the early part of the decade (2001), probably had the most next-level players, NFL-type guys and guys that could have played at any program in the country.

"I think this group, from all 11 we'll put on the field, is more athletic than that group. But we'll see, before we make that comparison."

Rhoads said he feels especially strong about AU's front seven and the improvement of the secondary. The only issue that may need shoring up in the fall is depth at safety.

"Without a doubt, there's enough talent here to win a lot of football games," said Rhoads.

Talent, experience, confidence: the Tigers appear to have all the ingredients of a championship-caliber team. But it'll take a lot of hard work in the offseason to reach some of their lofty goals.

"We have a lot to do, and we'll put our nose to the grindstone," said Tuberville.

 11 years ago '04        #258
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"Ayy Yo"

bama fans do not let Glen Coffee see this



what yall think this wild n*gga was saying after he knocked his a.ss backwards?

if he stays healthy gon be all-sec this year

 11 years ago '04        #259
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May 9, 2008

Jeffrey Lee
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Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln Community College defensive end Wilfred Journet, a former 5A Defensive Player of the Year in Louisiana, said Thursday he plans to re-sign with Auburn in 2009 and be on the Plains in time for spring practice.

Journet, 6-foot-3, 247 pounds, originally signed with Auburn in 2007 out of Acadiana High School in Scott.

Last year at Copiah-Lincoln, Journet played in four games and led the team in tackles before a hip injury sidelined him the rest of the season. As a senior, Journet recorded 126 tackles, 48 tackles-for-loss and 16 sacks leading Acadiana to the 5A state title.


Journet is taking the same path former teammate and now Auburn defensive end Raven Gray took. Gray, like Journet, failed to qualify out of high school, went to Copiah-Lincoln, graduated early and was in Auburn in time for spring practice.

The two played together in Wesson last year. They'll reunite next year.

"Playing with Raven was great for me. That was a great learning experience for me," said Journet. "We both fed off of each other. That's how we did it."

Journet has the opportunity again this fall to play with another potential future teammate at Auburn. DL Nick Fairley, now 6-foot-4, 285 pounds, redshirted at Copiah-Lincoln last season after signing with the Tigers in 2007.

"It's me and Nick up here now," said Journet. "We're going to make something happen here. We talk everyday about it. We're just ready to get it."

Fairley will be a redshirt freshman this fall and will sign with a Division I school in February. Fairley is expected to make a formal announcement of his college choice soon, but said the chances of him re-signing with Auburn are "very good."

Journet has stayed in contact with position coach Terry Price since his JUCO placement. Price was recently in the small Mississippi town checking in on his future pupil.

"He's telling me to stay focused, hit the books and when it's all said and done, the Plains would be waiting for me," said Journet. "Dec. 1 I'm supposed to be at Auburn University. That's what I've wanted since high school, getting up there. That's what motivates me the most. (JUCO) was a minor setback, but my main focus is getting up there and showing them what I can do.

"When I get up there, I'm going to make the most of it. I'm going to let them know that they offered me a scholarship and I'm not going to let them regret that."

Journet will have two years of eligibility remaining at Auburn. He is the sixth commitment in the Tigers' 2009 class.


hell yea n*gga 2 beast JUCO players already .. Journet and Eltoro Freemon

n*ggas thought we was gon fall off

 11 years ago '04        #260
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James F. Byrnes High School, one of the South's true powerhouses, conducts workouts before the sun comes up.


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Ricco Sanders is one of the South's top receiver prospects.
"We get up at 5:30 and have to be at the school by 5:45 for Breakfast of Champions," Ricco Sanders told Tigerillustrated.com in an interview Wednesday evening. "We usually work out until 7:30 or so."

Several familiar faces stopped by Duncan to see Sanders on Wednesday.

"Today (tight ends) coach (Billy) Napier and Xavier Dye, Chad Diehl and Buster (Stanley Hunter) were all there today," Sanders said.

Dye is a rising sophomore receiver for the Tigers and former Rebel. Diehl, a former Rebel offensive lineman and linebacker, is a red-shirt freshman tight end for the Orange & White. Hunter is a true freshman WILL backer for the Tigers, and worked at backer and defensive end for Byrnes during his prep days.

What did Sanders think of the appearance and latest message from Clemson's camp?

"I spoke with coach Napier last night," he said. "He really wants me to be a Tiger real bad. He wants me to come play the slot for them and catch screens, just like I do at Byrnes."

The 6-foot, 190-pounder had a recent change on his leader board. Who is ahead now for the talented wideout?

"As of right now, the team that stands out the most to me is Auburn," the Palmetto State product admitted. "Then Clemson, then South Carolina."

What is it that sets Auburn apart from the Tigers and Gamecocks?

"I like Auburn the most because they switched their offense to a spread and really need receivers. They tell me that I would be the perfect fit for their offense. They want me to be an Auburn Tiger, not a Clemson Tiger," said Sanders.

The nation's No. 249 overall prospect regardless of position by Rivals.com, who has over a dozen offers, listed Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, South Carolina and Auburn as the main schools he's considering.

He offered his thoughts on the Seminoles, Bulldogs and Gamecocks.

Florida State - "I really haven't talked to them much. Mostly I just get mail from them really."

Georgia - "I love the way they practice. They are always going full speed just like we do. I talked to Prince (Miller) and he wants me to come down to see what I can do against him."

South Carolina - "(Defensive line) coach (Brad) Lawing expresses that South Carolina could be the best school for me. He's recruiting me as a slot receiver, too. I grew up a Gamecock fan. I know Freddie Brown down there."

Oregon, Clemson, South Carolina, Notre Dame and Virginia all stopped by the home of the defending state champs this week. The prized pass-catcher said as of now FSU is the only place he knows he'll camp at this summer.

"I'll probably make my decision after my senior season," the Rivals250 member indicated. "I'll base my decision on the wide receiver depth chart, the graduation rate and how they put players in the NFL."

The Rebels have their spring game on Friday May 30.

Sanders caught 58 passes for 908 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior. He ran the ball four times for 31 yards and had three kickoff returns for 66 yards.

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It may not be much of a secret, but Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln DL Nick Fairley is going to keep it, at least for a little while longer.

Just give him a few days, though. That's all he wants. All he needs.

Fairley, expected to be one of the top JUCO d-linemen in the country this fall, will formally announce next week his plans to sign with a Division I school in February.

The now-6-foot-4, 285-pounder originally signed with Auburn in 2007 out of Williamson High School in Mobile. He'll likely do the same again this time around, but won't officially announce it until he's ready.


Fairley, at 285 pounds, was recently clocked at 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

That won't be long.

"I want to do it formally with my friends and family back in Mobile," said Fairley. "It'll be sometime next week."

Fairley, who'll be home for the summer break, redshirted last year at Copiah-Lincoln. He'll have three years of eligibility remaining at the Division-I level and projects as a December graduate, meaning he'll join his new team in time for spring practice.

Former Copiah-Lincoln DE Raven Gray did the same last year. Fairley's teammate, DE Wilfred Journet, also projects as a December graduate. Journet re-committed to Auburn Friday.

Fairley will play strongside end/defensive tackle this season at Copiah-Lincoln. He projects more on the inside at the next level.

"I want to get a little stronger, a little faster, work on my technique, get my footwork down pat, and get my grades right so I can graduate in December," he said.

Fairley was recruited out of high school by Auburn's James Willis. The Tiger a.ssistant, who recruits the Mobile area and is responsible for five of Auburn's first six commitments of the 2009 class, has kept in constant contact with Fairley.

"I talk to coach Willis almost on a daily basis. I'm always calling him to check in," said Fairley. "He just tells me to keep my head up, stay focused in class and be ready when December comes.

"The love the coaching staff at Auburn has showed me, especially coach Willis, and even the players, has really stood out to me. They said I could come in, work hard, and get some major playing time. That's something to look forward to. I'm also ready to play in front of a lot of folks, show my talents off."

And he'll announce where next week.


make that 3 beast JUCO players who will all have 3 years...

 11 years ago '04        #263
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After going without signing a quarterback in the class of 2008 and losing out to rival Georgia for the services of highly rated signal caller Aaron Murray, Florida is still in search of quarterback prospects in the hopes of adding a player at the position in the class of 2009.

With that in mind two Florida coaches along with a.ssistants from the other two instate powers paid a visit to Miramar (Fla.) High School in order to check in on four-star dual-threat quarterback Eugene Smith.


Rivals250 QB Eugene Smith
"Miami and [Florida] coach [Dan] Mullen and coach [Billy] Gonzales were over before we started practicing and [Florida State's] Jimbo Fisher was here the second day of practice."

Because the Gators and Hurricanes actually visited the high school of the Rivals250 member prior to the start of spring practice, they didn't have the chance to see him in action. However, according to Smith, that's okay, they know what he is capable of doing.

"They've seen me playing and throwing before. I have a verbal offer from Miami and a written offer from Florida already."

Despite the visits and the offers, the two instate programs find themselves in the same predicament according to the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Smith.

"I've started to break it down by looking at their rosters and I'm not afraid of competition, but there's no need for me to go where they already have quarterbacks stockpiled and I'll be a step behind."

While those two might be on the outside looking in, Smith did say that there are currently five programs leading the way.

"I have a top five of Auburn, Boston College, Michigan, Florida State and LSU, but it might change between now and summer," was Smith's response when asked about a leader board. "I'm starting to see some differences in all the colleges. I'm pretty sure it could go up and down."

Turning away from recruiting for a moment, Smith was more interested in focusing on spring practice.

"It's been very hot out there, but that hasn't kept coach from working us hard," replied Smith when asked about spring ball.

Another hot day filled with hard work is nothing new to Smith. Between spring practice, NIKE Camps and headlining a touring 7-on -7 squad, he doesn't get much time away from the sport.

"Football is year round for me. Even if I'm not practicing, I'm still working out or working on my throwing or doing 7-on-7's. I'm always busy with football in some way. I'm always working trying to stay on top of my game."

In that vain, this summer he will be spending time with his 7-on-7 squad participating in various tournaments including one held at Auburn in early June.

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AU, Tubs on national radar again
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Uh, oh, you better hide the women and children. It seems people are saying nice things about Auburn again.

While there is justified enthusiasm among Alabama fans for the second season under Nick Saban, the national buzz seems to be directed toward another state school. All thanks to the jettisoning of enfant terrible of college quarterbacks LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux.

Suddenly, national pundits are rethinking their almost natural pick of the defending national champions to win the SEC West. Now, Auburn is the posh pick.

Paul Rhoads has a nice reputation as a defensive coordinator and it is a fact that Tuberville has been through defensive coordinators at a fast pace and has still maintained success. Rhoads is Tub's fifth defensive coordinator since the start of the 2001 season.

Tubs likes to brag that he's really the de facto defensive coordinator. Still, when you change any coordinator, let alone both sides of the ball, there is going to be some recession.

However, the schedule is favorable.

While last year's SEC road schedule was a death trap, this one has the most difficult two games at home LSU and Georgia. Auburn also has Tennessee and Arkansas at home and its most challenging road game will be at Alabama.

In other words, it's manageable.

A month ago, many looked at Auburn's schedule and saw the LSU game on Sept. 20 as a tossup. Now, with Perrilloux gone, conventional wisdom clearly shifts back to Auburn. That one game will likely be the difference in going to Atlanta for the SEC title game and staying home.

So the good news for Auburn is that this almost forgotten program is finally starting to get some ink, some much-needed national publicity.

And the bad news? That Auburn is back on the radar screen.

Regardless, this season presents Tuberville an opportunity to prove his program is still relevant while winning the SEC West and a trip to Atlanta. A possible seventh straight win over Alabama, which would push his lifetime mark against Saban to 5-2, is also possible. If all of that happens, the eyes of the nation will back on the Plains once again.


but we were never gone lil buddy

 11 years ago '04        #265
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Auburn or Clemson

Jeffrey Lee
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Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter's Philip Lutzenkirchen will be a Tiger.

And he'll announce of which variety Friday night at his spring football jamboree.

The 6-foot-4, 232-pound tight end, who picked up offers from all across the country, said he's down to two schools, and will be down to one by Saturday.

"It'll be either Auburn or Clemson," said Lutzenkirchen. "Our spring game got moved back to 8:15 (p.m. E.T.), and I'll make my decision sometime then. I may put on a hat or something like that."

Lutzenkirchen picked up early offers from Auburn and Clemson in addition to ones from Stanford, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Mississippi State among others. But in the end, Lutzenkirchen said, it came down to the two sets of Tigers.


"I liked both schools from the moment I set foot on their campuses," he said. "I was comfortable with both coaching staffs, they have great facilities, the players are nice, and I felt at home."

Lutzenkirchen won't play in the spring game because of a groin injury, but that won't take anything away from the night.

"I'm excited," he said. "I'm ready to do it. I've been waiting on this and working for this for a long time."

As a junior, Lutzenkirchen, playing in the spread offense, caught 46 passes for 496 yards and seven touchdowns. On defense, he tallied 48 tackles and an interception.

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Tigers Land Talented Tight End


Phillip Lutzenkirchen By Staff Reports
Inside the Auburn Tigers
Posted May 16, 2008


Auburn got good news on Friday evening with a four-star football prospect choosing the Tigers.

Marietta, Ga.--Philip Lutzenkirchen, a Scout.com four-star tight end from Lassiter High School, has made his college choice.

Lutzenkirchen announced on Friday night that he will sign with Auburn, picking the Tigers over offers from Clemson, Stanford, Florida State, Georgia Tech and others.

"I decided to go to Auburn," says Lutzenkirchen. "I have not told the coaches yet, but I have known for a while."

A talented prospect who is ranked as the number seven tight end in the country by Scout.com, Lutzenkirchen made several trips to Auburn during the spring. He says everything about Auburn appeals to him when making his decision.

"I have a real good friend who goes to school there," he says. "Every visit I have taken I have felt really good about it. I feel comfortable with the staff, and they run the same offense we run. Hopefully, I can catch on pretty quick."

"Sometimes you hear it's just Auburn, but they have really good academics," he added. "They have a beautiful campus and nice brick buildings. It's a nice little town."

Lutzenkirchen built a stong relationship with the Auburn coaching staff even before he was recruited because of his school's offensive system, based on Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin's scheme.

"I was recruited by coach [Tony] Franklin and coach [Steve] Ensminger," he says. "My coach, Chip Lindsey, is good friends with Tony Franklin. I met him before he was at Auburn through my coach.

"Once Auburn offered I knew I was going there. Coach Ensminger is a real nice guy," he adds. "The coaches are easy to talk to. They didn't tell me things like other schools just to make me happy. They were straightforward with me.

“I can't wait to get there. I am glad it’s off my chest. I can tell these other schools I am not interested. I will probably go on my official visits, but I am not sure to which schools.”

Lutzenkirchen has spent time during the spring improving a few aspects of his game as his team finishes up spring practice Friday night. Despite being bothered by a hamstring proble, he said that he feels good about his progress heading into the summer.

“I feel like I got more familiar with the offense," he says. "I have definitely gotten better at running routes. We really focused on that.

"I am 6-4, 245-pounds," he adds. "I definitely want to keep my speed. I want down to 235 pounds. Hopefully, I can keep building muscle mass."

Inside The Auburn Tigers will have more on Lutzenkirchen's commitment as reporter Stephen Atkinson is on hand for the official announcement and will have a follow-up story.

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Auburn has picked up a huge commitment from one of the top running back recruits in the country.

Cross City (Fla.) Dixie County's Rodney Scott informed the Tigers of his intentions to sign with them Thursday morning in a phone call to AU a.ssistant coach Eddie Gran.

"I committed this morning when I talked to coach Gran," said Scott. "I just felt like I could go to Auburn and fit in. I liked the coaching staff, I like the facilities and I just wanted to be an Auburn Tiger.

"I feel relieved. When I talked to coach Gran yesterday he was telling me about how many seniors he had leaving and it made me feel like I could go in and probably get some playing time my freshman year."

Scott said Gran was pretty excited when he heard the news. Gran and AU a.ssistant Steve Ensminger were responsible for recruiting Scott.

"Coach Gran said he almost ran off the freeway," said Scott. "I talked to coach Gran and coach Ensminger almost every weekend and our relationship got stronger every time we talked.

"He said my style of running is just like Cadillac Williams and some of the running backs he's coached."

The 5-foot-9, 185-pound Scott chose Auburn over offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Clemson, Arkansas, Purdue and South Florida among others.

He said his final three came down to Auburn, South Carolina and South Florida.



Scott rushed for more than 2,000 yards as a junior.
"I felt in my heart that the Auburn coaches wanted me more and I wanted to go to Auburn," said Scott.

As a junior, Scott rushed for 2,017 yards on 250 attempts (8.1 avg.) and 20 touchdowns. Cross City head coach Brent Wilkerson thinks Scott will fit in well in AU's new spread offense.

"We run a little bit of spread here and we dot the I too," said Wilkerson. "He's versatile but he is a running back and runs a lot more physical than people think. They talk about how good his feet and hips are, which is good, but he also knows how to plant that foot, get upfield and attack people's inside shoulder.

"He hardly ever runs out of bounds and he's real durable. He's pretty punishing. He's 190 pounds of solid muscle."

Wilkerson said Scott has the intangibles that allow him to succeed on and off the field.

"He loves the weight room and likes to get stronger," said Wilkerson. "He has a good work ethic on the practice field. He hasn't missed a practice since he's been here.

"He's fun to be around and the kids like him. He's always joking and playing. Running somebody over in practice is funny to him. He has a good time out there."

Scott attended an Auburn Junior Day this spring and plans to return July 12 for a mini-camp.

"I think he liked Auburn from the get-go," said Wilkerson. "When he went up there and visited for Senior Day he sort of liked the town and the atmosphere. The thought of playing big-time SEC football seemed good to him."

Wilkerson said Scott is on track to be a qualifier.

"He's got to take the test one more time and he's basically one point away," said Wilkerson. "I don't see that being a problem at all."

Scott is the ninth verbal commitment in the Tigers' 2009 class.


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:applause:

4 star ATH/WR James Green expected to announce he is committing to Auburn tonight.

The Tony Franklin System is our best recruiter

Nick Fairley a silent commit too.


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 Junior G said



nevermind that about Green

 11 years ago '04        #271
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Petey Smith Names a Leader

With offers from all over the country, Seffner (Fla.) Armwood linebacker Petey Smith has been inundated with visits and phone calls from coaches this spring.

Hoping to give himself a little breathing room, the 6-foot, 230-pounder has narrowed his list to five.


Smith is one of three Armwood prospects with Auburn offers.
"Basically, I narrowed it down to the five schools that have been showing me the most love," said Smith. "It's Auburn, Alabama, Louisville, Illinois and North Carolina."

Smith, who is rated a four-star and the nation's No. 18 inside linebacker by Rivals.com, said one of those five stands out above the rest.

"Auburn has to stand out," said Smith. "My brother is going there and they are really showing me the most love out of anybody. I talk to coach Greg Knox and have built a good relationship with him."

Smith's older brother, running back Eric Smith, signed with Auburn in February and is scheduled to report to the Plains June 8.

"I'm going up there when we take Eric up there and then I'm going back up for the camp on June 14th and 15th," said Smith. "Everybody is happy to see him move up and hopefully make a name for himself on the next stage."

Smith also plans to visit his other Top 5 schools this summer including North Carolina the final week of June. He is still in the process of setting up three more trips.

"I'm going to take the summer, go to the different colleges and see the things I like and see the things I don't like," said Smith. "Academics are a big thing and depth chart is a big thing too. I want to go somewhere that I can play early."

Smith said AU's depth chart is another big plus for the Tigers.

"I know they only signed one linebacker this year and next year they have a couple of them graduating so that might be a good situation for me," said Smith.

As a junior, Petey tallied 80 tackles and three sacks.

 11 years ago '04        #272
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Deron Furr moved to safety

 10 years ago '04        #273
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Petey Smith quotes after visiting and helping older brother Eric move in:

"I did go do some shopping. I went and bought a bunch of Auburn gear," he said. "It was a great trip. I liked everything I saw. I didn't have any complaints."

"I'd probably say Auburn is in the lead right now. The visit was great," he said. "The coaches showed me great hospitality. They aren't promising me anything and I don't want them to promise me anything. All I want is a chance, and they said I'd certainly get that. That's all I can ask for."

"I'll probably make a decision at the end of the summer, right before school starts," he said. "Right now, Auburn is at the top."


He would be a huge addition to our LB class

 10 years ago '06        #274
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Terrence Coleman DT 6-1/244 44
Raymond Cotton QB 6-4/216 12
Jonathan Evans LB 6-0/205 35
Nick Fairley DT 6-4/295 NR
Eltoro Freeman LB 5-11/218 NR
Harris Gaston LB 6-2/210 23
Andre Harris OL 6-4/327 35
Brandon Heavens ATH 5-10/165 34
LaVoyd James WR 5-10/175 83
Wilfred Journet DE 6-3/247 NR
Philip Lutzenkirchen TE 6-4/245 6
Aaron Moore OL 6-5/255 NR
LaDarius Perkins ATH 5-9/180 NR
Jamontay Pilson DT 6-3/265 32
Rodney Scott RB 5-9/185 6
Travante Stallworth ATH 5-10/180 NR



16 Commits before July, thats whats up, I see alot of speed on this list. Not alot of size though, You can tell Franklin that he's inthe SEC now, he doesnt have to steal recruits from Southern Miss/ Arkansas St anymore

 10 years ago '06        #275
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^^ You think so, Not trying to hate or nothing, but I dont really see it. I do think he will be a solid player at Auburn

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