Prospect From Mobile Checks Out Tigers

Devaunte Sigler took his official recruiting visit to Auburn and he talks about the trip and recruiting in general in this report.

Mobile, Ala.--B.C. Rain High School standout Devaunte Sigler took his first official visit as he checked out Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers over the weekend.

Sigler said that he came away impressed from the visit he made to Auburn when he drove to the campus with family members.

"I really like the players and the coaches at Auburn," he said. "I feel like I get along really well with them.

"I like Coach Chizik a lot," he added. "We sat down several times during the weekend and had good talks."

The 6-5, 255-pound outside linebacker and defensive end said that a trio of SEC colleges are his leaders--Auburn, Mississippi State and LSU. "I go to Mississippi State for a visit on Jan. 14th and to LSU on Jan. 21st."

After his visit this weekend to Auburn, Sigler sounded like he is high on the Tigers.

"I love Auburn," he said. "It is a good place to be. I like the people. It's a good environment. They made me feel at home.

"I was sitting down and we were playing cards with a couple of guys and I actually felt like I was at home," he added. "I had to look around and see this was not my house."

Devaunte Sigler

Sigler said he hung out with a variety of players on defense like linebacker Jonathan Evans and tackle Jeffrey Whitaker during his official visit. He pointed out that those guys seemed like older brothers to him.

On his visit, Sigler and the other prospects were able to watch Auburn's first practice as the 13-0 Tigers prepare for their date vs. Oregon on Jan. 10th in the BCS Championship Game that will be played in Glendale, Ariz.

Sigler said he got to talk with defensive line coach Tracy Rocker during the workout and was impressed with how Rocker coached the tackles and ends and how well those players knew how to perform their drills.

The high school senior also pointed out that current players on the team had good things to say about the Auburn coaching staff. Sigler said that is something he will seriously take into consideration when making a college choice.

Commenting on his primary considerations for making a college choice, Sigler said, "What I can do academically and the environment. I like to be around family. I don't like to be around negative things. I like to be about the positive." He added that he is interesting in majoring in business.

With his size it is not surprising that Sigler plays basketball for B.C. Rain. He said now that football season is done he will join the high school basketball team in January.

Sigler noted that he has only been to Auburn three or four times to check out the campus and wasn't able to make it to Auburn for an unofficial visit in the fall. However, he said he plans to return in January for an unofficial visit to get the campus atmosphere when classes are in session.

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