Nation's Top Corner Talks Auburn Visit

Notre Dame commitment Ronald Darby talks about his Auburn official visit and where he stands.

Oxon Hill, Md.—A longtime commitment to Notre Dame, the nation's number one cornerback prospect Ronald Darby took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend to check out the annual Iron Bowl rivalry game against Alabama and came away impressed by what he saw.

"The visit went great," Darby said. "The atmosphere was crazy with the fans. It was a real good visit."

Making his second trip to Auburn in the last year after visiting for a football camp in July, Darby said this time around he saw a much different side of campus and the fans because of the football game and so many people being in town. One of those things was Auburn's Tiger Walk.

"I came down during the summer when there weren't a lot of people on campus," Darby said. "Just seeing everything was real nice. It was just the amount of people. It was crazy.

"Tiger Walk was real nice. I even recorded some of it and how everything was. They had a guy on a unicycle jumping rope and different things like that. It was real nice."

Hosted on his visit by Auburn sophomore defensive end Nosa Eguae, Darby said he enjoyed having the chance to talk with one of the veterans on defense. He said that because Eguae is easy to talk with it made the experience a learning one for him.

"Nosa is a real great player," Darby said. "I met him in the summer. He's a real nice player and comfortable to be around. He explains stuff a lot. You can ask him a lot of questions. He loves it down there."

Having already visited Notre Dame and Maryland, Darby said he's unsure of any other visits at the moment. While he said he's still committed to Coach Brian Kelly's program he did say there is a lot to like about Auburn.

"The interest is good," Darby said. "I really like the school. I was just going to really check it out, just being around different environments to see how things are, especially a game as big as Alabama and Auburn. You really can't get any bigger."

With two more schools to compare with Notre Dame and still a few months left until signing day Darby said for him it's just about making sure he's making the right decision.

"The thought will still probably be there a little bit, but I'm still decided on where I'm going," Darby said. "The closer and closer it gets you have to really make sure that's the place you really want to be."


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