"Awesome" Visit For Four-Star Defensive Back

Four-star defensive back Deon Bush talks about his official visit to Auburn over the weekend and where the Tigers stand.

Miami, Fla.—One of the top defensive back prospects in the South, talented Deon Bush took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend and was on hand for the Tigers' exciting 17-6 win over the Florida Gators. Making his first trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium for a game, the four-star prospect said it was an eye-opening experience for him.

"It was an awesome visit," Bush said. "I got to see the environment. People are diehard War Eagle fans here. It was a good chance to get a feel for the players and coaches. Everybody seems happy. They're playing with a lot of younger guys and it really shows the type of people that surround the program."

Hosted on his visit by wide receiver Emory Blake, Bush said he enjoyed spending time before and after the game watching the players and fans interact and just enjoying the experience. He added that winning against Florida only made the experience much better for him seeing the Tigers coming together on the field.

"It was nice," Bush said. "Everybody was getting involved with the fans before the game. Everybody was jumping around and happy in the locker room. Everybody was happy and singing. It was great, especially winning with a bunch of young guys. That shows that something positive is going on."

Another positive for Bush was having the opportunity to sit down and talk with Coach Gene Chizik and the coaching staff. Having coached defensive backs very successfully before becoming a head coach, it's obvious that Chizik made a big impression on Bush.

"It's great," Bush said. "He's a great person. He coached three Thorpe Award winners. He's a real person. He doesn't really lie to you about things. That's what I like about him really."

In addition to his player host Bush also spent a lot of time with current Auburn commitments such as Zeke Pike, T.J. Yeldon and others. He said while they definitely talked up the Tigers and the program, nothing was as big for him as spending time with friend and fellow Miami native Ricardo Louis.

"It was nice," he said of having Louis also on a visit. "I was able to get out of my shell a little bit because I knew somebody there."

Saying the visit rated very high for him, Louis said at the moment the Tigers are at or near the top for him along with Alabama. He said both would be in his final three when he narrows things down later this year, but he's still unsure of his third team. He has already visited Purdue and visited last weekend at Alabama before being in Auburn this weekend.

Getting to see two of his favorites on consecutive weekends Bush said he got the opportunity to compare the two and get the positives and negatives for each. After doing so he said it's too close to call.

"They are both great," Bush said. "They both have great coaching staffs and amazing fan bases. They both are pretty good schools. It would be a tough decision."

Bush said he doesn't have a timetable for a decision and it will come whenever the time is right.


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