Amazing Visit for Ricardo Louis

Miami Beach Senior High School receiver Ricardo Louis gives high marks for his official visit to Auburn.

Miami Beach, Fla. – Out of Auburn's many gameday traditions, it was Tiger Walk that stole the show for Auburn commitment Ricardo Louis, who took an official visit over the weekend as the Tigers beat his home-state Florida Gators 17-6.

"You can't get any better than that," he said. "There's nothing better than the Tiger Walk. Everybody loves you. You get to shake hands with little kids and all of that. It's amazing.

"I got a chance to walk through it a little bit – take some pictures, take some videos, get in the crowd and shake some hands," Louis added. "It was real fun.

"The visit was amazing," he continued. "It was the first (Auburn) game I've ever been to and the best game I've ever been to in my life. It makes me want to come here even more. It met more than my expectations. Coming into this atmosphere, it's like a big ole family."

Making the visit a bit more exciting for Scout.com four-star receiver prospect is that Auburn beat the team he once rooted for.

"I actually liked Florida a lot when I was growing up." Louis noted. "I used to watch them a lot. But I'm an Auburn Tiger."

Louis' player host for the trip was Trovon Reed.

"We hung around for a little bit, went to dorms with some other players, went to a step show," Louis said. "I chilled with Emory Blake for a little bit and Mike Blakely."

Auburn had substantial amount of talented prospects in town over the weekend. One of them was four-star safety prospect Deon Bush from Christopher Columbus High in Miami.

"I got a chance to talk with most of them," Louis said. "I was with Deon most of the time. We're from the same place, Miami. We got a chance to hang around when he first came. He had a game on Friday so he came on Saturday. I feel like he really wants to come too. He was spitting out ‘War Eagle' a couple of times."

Louis also got to hang out with some current Auburn commitments like quarterback Zeke Pike, who has been one of the biggest recruiters for in this year's class after getting his decision out of the way early.

"Every time we talk to each other all we talk about is how it's going to be next year," Louis said of his relationship with Pike. "We're going to meet up, he's going to throw me some balls and touchdowns. That's what we talk about – next year, all the time."

Out of the coaches, Louis spent most of his time with his future position coach Trooper Taylor, who is also his primary recruiter.

"We spent a lot of time together," Louis said. "Our relationship together is strong with his family, with his wife and with his son.

"With the receivers I see that they need some relief and they need some help," he added. "I'm willing and ready to come help next year and make some plays."

Louis doesn't plan on taking anymore official visits until his senior season is finished at Miami Beach, but he is still planning on taking two officials after the season.

"I want to check out LSU and probably North Carolina, but that's it," he said. However, Louis added that his commitment to Auburn is "pretty firm, tight."

"Really it's just the atmosphere," Louis added of why he committed to Auburn. "Everybody is friendly. Everybody is willing to get to know you. They're willing to have you in their family too. The team is willing to talk to you about anything."


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