In-State Prospect Likes Repeat Visit to AU

Devaunte Sigler talks about recruiting and his latest visit to check out the Auburn Tigers.

Mobile, Ala.--When B.C. Rain High School senior Devaunte Sigler took his official visit to Auburn in December when the Tigers were practicing for the BCS Championship Game he said he came away impressed.

However, he noted that he wanted to check out Auburn again when classes were in session and more people were on campus. He got his wish on Saturday during a one-day trip to visit the Auburn football program.

Sigler was one of close to 80,000 people who showed up at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday afternoon to attend a ceremony honoring the 2010 Auburn football team's national championship.

"I was surprised with how many people were there," he said. "It was impressive. I had a good visit. I had to come up for the day to see how the ceremony was and I liked it."

Sigler played outside linebacker in a 3-4 front at B.C. Rain High this past season.

Ranked a three-star prospect prospect by, Sigler narrowed his choices to three finalists--Auburn, Mississippi State, LSU.

"Recruiting is going very well for me," Sigler said. "My top two schools are Mississippi State and Auburn. I not considering LSU any more. At Auburn and Mississippi State I feel like I am at home because of the environment and the people I am around there."

Sigler said he is getting close to announcing his college choice. "I am planning to do it sometime in the next week at my school," he said.

Asked what he likes about Auburn, Sigler responded by saying, "At some places when you go to visit you just get a good feeling inside of you. You don't know where that comes from, but I get that at Auburn.

"I like the coaches at Auburn," he said. "I have a good relationship with Coach (Tracy) Rocker, Coach (Curtis) Luper and Coach Roof and I talk to them on the phone. I also have a good relationship with some of the players like Jeff Whitaker and Nosa Eguae and some of the recruits like Kiehl Frazier and Erique Florence."

Frazier, a five-star quarterback prospect from Shiloh Christian in Springdale, Ark., took an unofficial visit to Auburn over the weekend and said he hopes to be able to convince other prospects to join him as Auburn commitments. Florence is a four-star safety from Valley High who cancelled an official visit to Alabama set for the weekend and instead attended Auburn's national championship ceremony.

Tracy Rocker coaches the defensive line for the Tigers, Curtis Luper recruits the Mobile area for Auburn and Ted Roof is the defensive coordinator. "Auburn's players tell me that Coach Rocker is a good guy," Sigler said. "They say he won't ever tell you wrong."

The high school senior also noted that he likes Auburn head coach Gene Chizik.

A prospect working on adding size and becoming stronger, Sigler is making strides. "I am up to 6-3, 255 and I am getting bigger," he said.

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