Linebacker Visits In-State Schools

Benjamin Russell linebacker Eltoro Freeman took unofficial visits last week to Alabama and Auburn. Freeman talks about his trips to the in-state schools.

"The visit to Auburn went real good on Thursday," said Eltoro Freeman from Alexander City, (Ala.). "I watched practice, and I talked to the linebackers coach [James Willis]. He told me he really wanted to get me down there. He said I was an awesome football player, and he could really use me."

"I spoke to coach [Tommy] Tuberville as well. He told me he was happy to see me down there. He told me that he hoped I come back down soon."

Freeman spent time with a former teammate while on the Plains and said, "Marquies [Gunn] and I went out together after practice to eat. We have been friends for a long time. He was telling me how there are going to be some open linebacker spots next year if I decided to attend Auburn. I thought the linebackers there right now are really good."

Freeman has high interest in the Tigers and was not hesitant in saying, "I have a very high impression on Auburn right now. I like them a lot. The visit down there really helped them out a lot. I think Auburn is a really good school."

When asked if a school leads for his signature Freeman replied, "I don't have an overall favorite right now, but Auburn is high up there on my list."

The 6-0, 205-pound linebacker visited Tuscaloosa Saturday afternoon.

"I really liked my visit to Alabama on Saturday," Freeman said. "I watched practice, toured the facilities and met the coaches. Practice went really well. The Alabama players were really getting after it on Saturday."

"The facilities were very nice as well. Alabama would be a really nice place to be because they have great facilities. I really liked the indoor practice facility."

Freeman enjoyed his time with Alabama's defensive coordinator and his area recruiting coach.

"I talked to the special teams coach [Dave Ungerer] for a little while," Freeman said. "He is my area recruiting coach. I really liked him. He said he could get me on the field early. He was happy to see me. He introduced me to coach [Buddy] Wyatt. I enjoyed meeting both of those coaches. The visit went really good."

When asked his overall thoughts of the visit Freeman replied, "I like Alabama a lot. They definitely like to get after it at practice. It's a really nice place."

Freeman added his fourth scholarship offer to his list last week.

"Louisville offered me last Wednesday. I was real happy when I received the offer. It made me very happy. I am going to definitely check them out."

He will attend Florida State's Junior Day later this month.

Freeman will attend the All-American Combine in Tuscaloosa April 29.

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