Return to AU Confirms Blackson's Commitment

Angelo Blackson discusses his official visit to check out the Auburn football Tigers.

Bear, Delaware--One of Auburn's early football verbal commitments for the 2011 signee class, Angelo Blackson, made a trip to the Auburn campus this weekend for his official visit.

The six-foot-five, 294-pound defensive lineman said he liked the Tigers when he committed to Coach Gene Chizik's team in the summer and little has changed since then other than Auburn winning all 13 of its games so far this season with a chance to win the national title next month.

"Nothing has really changed," Blackson said. "They said it wouldn't change. What you see is what you get. I'm just ready to come down there and play some football."

Blackson said he likes what he saw from Auburn at Saturday night's practice, the first practice of three weeks of preparation to play Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game. "As I saw them play, they all play the same," the Auburn commitment said. "They play like they want to win. They are determined players."

Blackson said he enjoyed his time chatting with other recruits about their senior seasons in high school and how it will feel once they graduate and go to the next level. The big lineman said he was impressed by the way current players interacted with the recruits.

"Everybody was relaxed," he said. "We were treated like four-year players. They didn't treat us like recruits and beginners."

With still a semester of high school left at Red Lion Christian Academy, Blackson said he is having an "excellent" senior year grade-wise. With his football season done he is weight training and running to prepare for his freshman season at Auburn.

He said that he is looking forward to college. "Auburn is a great school,"?he said. "It is important to me to be around good people and that is why I chose Auburn."


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