AU Commitment Checks Out Football Practice

One of the top football prospects in the state of Florida discusses his latest trip to Auburn.

Auburn verbal commitment Ricardo Louis visited Auburn in the spring for the Big Cat Weekend and participated in a one-day football prospect camp in July. On Friday he was back for a new experience.

"I came up to Auburn so I could check out a practice," said Louis, who watched Auburn's third preseason practice and noted that he feels great about his decision to sign with Auburn. "I like it and I can't wait until I am out there with them."

A highly-regarded prospect, he chose Auburn over Ohio State, FSU, LSU, Alabama and others in May.

The Miami Beach, Fla., Senior High standout won't start his own preseason drills until Monday. He will play wide receiver and safety as well as quarterback, which was his primary position last year. "Whatever they need me to do to help the team, that is what I want to do," he said.

"My goal this year is to help us win the state championship," he noted. "I have been working hard in the weight room so I will be ready to go when we get on the field.

"I have gained about five pounds this summer so I am up 209 now," said Louis, who stands six-foot-two.

Louis is continuing to work on his plan of finishing up school early, graduating in December and enrolling at Auburn in January.

In addition to working on his strength this summer, the Miami Beach star said he is working on his speed. He also hit a few camps to work out as a wide receiver, something he did on his last trip to Auburn.

"I was tearing it up at that camp," he said. "Some of those guys (other prospects) were calling me out because I was an Auburn commitment so I had to show them why I am an Auburn Tiger. The camp was good for me to play against a lot of different types of corners--small ones and big ones."

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