Four Star "Athlete" Checks Out Auburn

Highly-regarded class of 2012 football prospect Nelson Agholor discusses his recruiting trip to Auburn in a report that features video of the Floridian.

Tampa, Fla.--Nelson Agholor, a Scout.com four-star football prospect for the 2012 signee class, toured the Auburn University campus on Tuesday and says he liked what he saw.

"It went well," he said of his first trip to Auburn, home of the 2010 BCS championships. "I spent a lot of time with the coaches. Every coach was a little different in many ways, but they are good people, people I can see myself spending four years with."

A player who has early scholarship offers from Auburn and other SEC programs such as Florida, Tennessee, LSU and Georgia as well as other colleges, the versatile 6-1, 175-pound junior at Berkeley Prep has been a star in high school since ninth grade.

Scout.com projects the class of 2012 prospect as a safety, but Agholor notes that considers himself a "football player" who can also line up at running back, wide receiver and cornerback. He also points out that Auburn is looking at him the same way and is not recruiting him for a specific position.

Nelson Agholor

He noted that the Auburn coaches told him on Tuesday they like him as an "athlete." "Still at this time there is no dominant position," Agholor said. "I sat down with every single coach and every one told me the same thing--they just want me to be a football player at Auburn University."

In addition to touring the campus, the junior notes that he spent a lot of time with the Auburn staff. "Every coach found a way to connect with me," the prospect said. "Every coach had a different way of going about it, but they all caught my eye somehow."

In addition to talking with the assistant coaches on his visit, he spent some time with Auburn's head coach, Gene Chizik. "He was no different than any of his assistants," Agholor said. "They are all very down-to-earth people and spoke in a connecting way."

The two-way star, who had 1,440 offensive yards and three interceptions as a junior, notes that a big part of any of his visits are for trying to get a good feel for the coaches he could be playing for in college. "That is very important because you know what they do in games and with the players they already have in their system and then when you put yourself in their position it is good--very good."

Agholor isn't saying who his favorite college is or if he even has a short list of colleges he is considering. He also says it is too early in the recruitment process to know when he will be ready to select his college destination. However, after spending much of the day touring the campus, he does have an opinion on Auburn.

"They are a wonderful university," he says, adding that he was also impressed with what he saw of the 2010 football team as the Tigers finished the season 14-0 as national champions. "They had a great team because the team pretty much bought into the season and everybody played pretty hard for them."



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