Talented DB Has Tigers On Top Following Visit

Defensive back prospect Marcus Roberson talks about his visit to Auburn over the weekend.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.--Following his visit to Georgia last weekend, St. Thomas Aquinas defensive back Marcus Roberson said the Bulldogs were his leader before quickly turning around and putting the Auburn Tigers back on top where they had been all along. Following his visit to the Plains to see the Auburn-South Carolina match-up there is no question for him now.

"Auburn is still my top school," Roberson said. "It's nice. It's just the atmosphere and the people. The way I fit in with the program. The chemistry we have, me and the coaches, it's just nice. It's not just the campus and facilities, it's what I feel like the coaches and everyone have to offer me to make me a better person."

A visitor to Auburn over the summer for a camp, Roberson has been high on the Tigers since that time. Much of the reason for that was his already growing knowledge of Auburn thanks to his uncle and former Auburn defensive back Otis Mounds. That visit set the stage for Roberson and on Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium things got kicked up a notch.

"It was a close, good game," Roberson said. "It was similar to the last game with Clemson but they were able to pull it off. That was nice. The whole visit went well. I was able to re-visit with the coaches and everyone was just nice. I like it up there."

"It was crazy," he added about the atmosphere. "It was rocking. That's all I can say. We were in front at Tiger Walk so I was able to get a feel for it. It was nice."

Roberson is shown at Auburn's summer camp

Hosted by former St. Thomas Aquinas teammate Philip Pierre-Louis, Roberson said having the chance to see the campus on a game day was special for him because it gave him a feel for the passion of the fans. Most importantly though he got to experience Auburn for what it is outside of football.

"I was able to relax more this time and get a better feel for the school," Roberson said. "The people are still the same. Everyone was calm and nice and welcomed me. That's the best thing about it."

Taking the trip along with his mother, Roberson said it was important for her to see what he's seen out of Auburn and for her to feel comfortable with him possibly going to school and becoming a Tiger.

"This is where I would be living for the next four years of my life," Roberson said. "I want her to be able to know these are the people she'll feel comfortable with. I'm going to make my decision at the end of the whole process but I like that school."

Having already visited Georgia, Roberson said he plans to take visits to Texas Tech, Florida and Florida State before making his decision.


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