Tigers On Top, Louis Says After Big Cat Visit

Four star prospect Ricardo Louis checks out Auburn and likes it. His comments plus junior highlight videos are featured in this report.

Miami Beach, Fla.--Ricardo Louis says his first visit to Auburn won't be his last.

The Scout.com four star wide receiver from Miami Beach Senior High attended Auburn's Big Cat Weekend and left impressed. In fact, he said he has moved the Tigers to the top of his favorites list.

"Auburn is number one," he said, listing Ohio State, FSU, LSU and Alabama as the others on his top five.

Commenting on the Big Cat Weekend he said, "I had a lot of fun. Everybody at Auburn is real nice. I enjoyed meeting Coach (Gene) Chizik."

"Auburn is my number one," the 6-2, 205 receiver added. "One thing I am looking for in a college is a family atmosphere and that is the way it is at Auburn. They really emphasize that a lot and I like it."

Another reason Louis is high on Auburn is the coach who is recruiting him, Trooper Taylor. "He is the best wide receivers coach in the nation," Louis said. "I like him a lot. He is down to earth and he is a funny guy. He is a Christian guy goes to church and that is a plus for me."

Louis also points out another reason he is very interested in Auburn is that the Tigers have a need for wide receivers. "They are losing a lot of players at those positions," he said.

A player who has run a 4.50 laser-timed 40-yard dash, he said his goal during the offseason before his senior year is to get his time into the 4.4s. At Miami Beach High because of his athletic ability he plays quarterback, but will move to receiver in college.

Ricardo Louis

Even though Auburn is number one, the wide receiver said it is going to be a while before he announces his choice. Already invited to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game in January, he said that he will announce his college destination during that all-star contest.

Louis, who takes honors classes at Miami Beach Senior, said he wants to study psychology in college. "We took a little tour of the campus, but we didn't get a full tour," he said of his visit to Auburn, which he added won't be his last.

The wide receiver noted he liked the friendly competitions that were part of the Big Cat Weekend, whch attracted prospects from 11 states. "It was really a lot of fun," he said.

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