Liner: "I'm Staying Where I'm At"

Alabama is making a push for Class of 2013 Auburn commitment Dee Liner.

Muscle Shoals, Ala. – Dee Liner from Muscle Shoals High School has been firm in his commitment to Auburn since his announcement on June 11, 2011, but in recent weeks he has been mum about his status.

On Oct. 27th Liner told Inside the Auburn Tigers "Alabama wants me to come (for a visit), but I highly doubt it. I'm an Auburn fan until the day I die."

The 6-4, 260-pound defensive tackle was in attendance for the Iron Bowl on Saturday and stayed in Jordan-Hare Stadium long after the game was over to meet with Auburn head coach Gene Chizik.

"I talked to Chizik," Liner said Saturday night, who noted that he planned to talk to the coach again on Sunday. Asked what Liner and Chizik discussed, the defensive tackle said, "He said it was great to have me down in Auburn."

Liner stayed at a friend's house in Auburn Saturday night and said he was going to talk to the coaches more on Sunday before heading home to Muscle Shoals. Liner said Saturday night that Alabama is putting on a recruiting full court press. "Yeah, they are trying to pressure down hard to get me," he explained. "But, I don't think they...That's all I'm going to say."

Asked if his status was "iffy" on his commitment to the Tigers, Liner responded, "No, not iffy. I'm staying where I'm at."

Liner also said that he's not going to take any visits other than to Auburn.

The talented defensive lineman, who is one of the top players in state for the class of 2013, said he was impressed with the Auburn campus for the Iron Bowl. "Oh man, the atmosphere was great," Liner said. "It was real great. I've never seen anything like it."

Despite the final score of 42-14, the underdog Auburn team had its chances in the third quarter and early in the fourth to make it a close ball game.

"I kind of thought they would because this is the biggest game of the year," Liner said of Auburn keeping it close for a while. "I know they're still young. They fought the whole game."

Liner's Muscle Shoals team had a 9-1 regular season then lost in the quarter-finals to Briarwood Christian. "I'm proud, but then I'm not because I wanted to go far," Liner explained. "I wanted to get the ring."

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