Auburn Recruit Looking Forward to Challenge

Devin Gaulden, a quick and athletic cornerback, updates his recruiting status as his team prepares for an important game.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.--For cornerback Devin Gaulden his team's opening night football victory wasn't much to get excited about, but game two on Friday night is expected to be a different story.

"We just had our first game last week against Nova High," Gaulden tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "We blew them out so it was a boring game.

"I played pretty good, but they didn't try to pass to my side the whole game," the Auburn verbal commitment adds. "They ran a Wing-T type of scheme and they only threw the ball about nine or 10 times."

The 5-10, 177-pound cornerback from the University School is expecting to be a lot busier on Friday against North Broward High School in Coconut Creek.

"This week should be a great game," Gaulden says. "I play against one of the top receivers in south Florida, A.J. Sebastiano, and I am looking forward to it. I?have never played against him before."

Sebastiano, a 6-1, 190 senior, made 50 catches for 1,075 yards and nine touchdowns last season. Gaulden says he is looking forward to the challenge.

"This should be a fun game," he says. "We have been going hard in practice all week to get ready for this one. It is a road game and it is a district game for us."

A standout performer at an Auburn football camp this summer, Gaulden was offered a scholarship by the Tigers after he stood out at the event and it didn't take him long to decide that Auburn is where he wants to spend his college years. His family is originally from the state of Alabama.

"Everything is still great with Auburn," he says. "I talked to Coach Lolley (Auburn cornerbacks coach Phillip Lolley) for about 20 to 25 minutes last Friday before my first game. The connection is still great. We still love each other.

"I am looking forward to getting back up to Auburn," the cornerback adds. "I am trying to get there for the LSU game on Oct. 23rd. I can't wait. I was hoping to go the Iron Bowl game, but that is a road game this year."

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