Wide Receiver Prospect Visits Auburn

Ashton Black from North Atlanta is gaining steam as a prospect for the 2013 class.

Atlanta, Ga.—A player who is hoping his performance as a junior will continue to impress colleges, class of 2013 wide receiver prospect Ashton Black, traveled to Auburn last week to talk to the coaches and check out the campus and facilities. Hearing from several schools, he said he wanted to get an idea of what Auburn was like.

"It was my first time to Auburn," the 6-1, 187 Black said. "It was good. I liked most everything about it.

"I got to see the practice facility," he added. "We saw the indoor facility and saw the game room for the players and all that. It was pretty nice."

Being recruited as a wide receiver, Black said one of the reasons for his visit was the have the chance to talk to Trooper Taylor. Auburn's wide receiver coach and one of the top recruiters in the nation, Taylor made an impression on the wide receiver in a short time.

"I got to talk to Trooper Taylor," Black said. "He seems like a nice guy. I had met him once before. Basically he told me he would be coming to see me."

Already with offers from Kentucky and South Carolina and hoping for more in the coming weeks and months, Black said it's nice to already have teams that believe in him and even better to know that he's already got options on where to go for college.

In addition to his two offers Black said he's also hearing from Auburn, Georgia Tech and several more schools.

Moving from St. Pete his sophomore year, Black didn't begin playing football for North Atlanta until last season. Playing wide receiver he had 30 catches and three touchdowns.


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