Miami Prospect Talks Tigers Following Visit

Standout defender Deon Bush visited Auburn for an unofficial visit and talks about the Tigers.

Miami, Fla.--One of the top players in the country made a visit to Auburn this week to check out Coach Gene Chizik's program and came away very impressed by what he saw and heard. Speedy Deon Bush is a 6-1, 185-pounder that has 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash and the defensive numbers to back up his impressive physical statistics. As a junior he made 55 tackles with three interceptions and scored two touchdowns on defense.

Being recruited as a cornerback by the Tigers, Bush said he enjoyed his first trip to Auburn and plans on going back for an official visit during the season.

"It went good," Bush said. "The coaches were real down to earth. It's a beautiful campus and really nice. It was my first trip there.

"I had not been there so I tried not to have any expectations," he added "When I got there things seemed to be real nice. It's kind of a place I'm looking for."

Spending time with the coaching staff getting to know them better as well as touring the facilities and seeing the campus, Bush said having the opportunity to hang out with Auburn WR Coach Trooper Taylor was one of the highlights for him.

He's a real cool person," Bush said. "I haven't really met a coach like him.

"They have a real good staff," he added. "I see getting a little closer to them and getting to know what they are like."

Something else that could also work in Auburn's favor when it comes time for Bush to make a decision is his friendship with current commitment Ricardo Louis, who is also from Miami.

"After he committed, he told me it's a nice place and that's why he committed so early," Bush said. "He felt like it was right for him. He told me to come up here and take a look at it and if I like it, I like it. If I don't, he respects that."

With offers from all over the country the four-star prospect has his choice of just about anywhere to play on the next level. Auburn, Alabama, Boston College, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, and USC are just some of the schools that have already offered and Bush said he wants to see several of them before cutting his list down to a Top Five. However when he does he said he feels like Auburn will be in the group.

"They definitely should be in my top five," Bush said. "I'm putting it together right now and they should be in the top five."

Planning to visit Alabama next with other schools such as LSU and Michigan also possibilities, Bush said despite the fact that he has offers from the big three in Florida and has lived in Miami his entire life he's not concerned about leaving the state to attend college.

"It's just whatever is best for me," Bush said. "Location isn't going to play that big a role because sometimes the best place for you is not always home and sometimes it is."

Bush plays for Christopher Columbus High, the same school that produced former Auburn and current NFL defensive back Patrick Lee.


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