Five-Star Talks Tigers Following Visit

Talented linebacker Kwon Alexander talks about his trip to watch Auburn's comeback over Utah State.

Oxford, Ala.—The nation's top outside linebacker took a visit to Auburn on Saturday to check out the Tigers in their comeback win over Utah State. With a wild game to watch and spending some time with Coach Gene Chizik and the staff afterwards, Oxford's Kwon Alexander said it was a full day for him and his family.

"It's just a great school," Alexander said. "I've been down there a couple of times. I'm starting to like it. It's just a great school.

"I thought they were going to be able to pull it out," he added of the game. "They need a little help on defense, but they did real good and they're going to get better."

Still holding on to the same top five of Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, LSU and Oregon, Alexander spent Saturday with the Tigers getting to know more about the coaches and team. He said getting a chance to talk with Chizik was the highlight for he and his family, especially his mom.

"Me and my family went in and talked with him," Alexander said. "He talked to my mom since it her first time down there. They showed her around the campus and how I would be used on the defense.

"He was just talking to my parents about how the place is like a family," he added. "My mom is already an Auburn fan so she was really happy about seeing him. I feel it. It's a great school. Everybody is together. It's just like a family."

In addition to spending the time with Chizik Alexander said he spent a lot of time watching Auburn's defense struggle to contain Utah State. Playing a lot of young players and without much depth at linebacker he said it gave him a sense he could play pretty early on the Plains.

"I thought about that," Alexander said. "They really need help on defense, but they're going to get it all together though."

Planning to visit Oregon officially in October, Alexander said he's unsure of his other four official visits at the moment but added that he could take them later in the season or after the year.

Following his second visit to Auburn in the last two months and checking out a game could the Tigers be moving up on his list? While he wouldn't say he did note that he's got a good feel for things after visiting more and more.

"It's great," Alexander said. "Everybody around there is cool. Everything is great about the place."


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