2013 AU Commit Happy With Decision

Talented 2013 defensive line prospect Dee Liner discusses his return trip to Auburn, his commitment and more.

Muscle Shoals, Ala.—Already a commitment to the Auburn Tigers, on Tuesday 2013 defensive tackle prospect Dee Liner took another visit to the Plains and this time he brought his family along to see Coach Gene Chizik's program up close and personal. Visiting along with his mother Yolando Fuqua and grandfather Edward Fuqua, Liner said it was important for him to come back and let his family see what he saw in Auburn.

"It went good," Liner said. "It wasn't anything major. I just brought my family down here so they could meet the coaches and show them around the campus. They said they loved it.

"It was very important because I want them to see what they're going to turn me over to after I graduate high school."

Expected to be one of the top defensive line prospects in the nation for 2013, Liner already had offers from several schools before choosing Auburn and recently added another offer from another top program. He said it doesn't matter to him though because he's happy being an Auburn Tiger.

"Alabama offered me," Liner said of his most recent offer. "I really didn't care though. I'm where I want to be."

Much of the reason for that is Liner's relationship with the Auburn coaching staff and in particular position Coach Mike Pelton. Getting to know him more and more with each passing visit is something that is going to pay off said Liner.

"It has been great," he said of the time since he committed. "It's been kind of the same since I came down here. Steady getting close to my Coach and Coach Chizik.

I'm real close to him," he added of Pelton. "We're going to have a good relationship when I come."

Working out four mornings a week with his teammates at Muscle Shoals, Liner said that's where his focus is at the moment and he's not planning to visit anywhere else for a camp before his junior year begins.

"No more camps," Liner said. "I'm just going to work hard."

Now that he's finally an upperclassman Liner said one of the first responsibilities is to make sure he's doing right by his teammates and coaches. The second thing he said is to take on a leadership role for a team he believes is going to be very good in 2011.

"We have a pretty good team," Liner said. "We'll be better than we were last year. We have some new buys in. I think we'll go all the way this year."

As for his future home Liner said there's only one thing to say about his commitment to Auburn heading into the new football season.

"It's great."

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