2014 Linebacker Enjoys Auburn Visit

Talented junior linebacker T.J. Posey discusses his trip to see the Auburn-LSU game and what he saw from Brian VanGorder's defense.

Gadsden, Ala.—A top linebacker prospect for the 2014 class, athletic Tyrone Posey from Gadsden City was one of the many players on hand last weekend for Auburn's 12-10 loss to LSU at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Taking in the scene and enjoying the tremendous atmosphere, Posey (known at T.J.) said it was just an awesome experience.

"It was a great atmosphere inside," the 6-1, 220 Posey said. "The defense played great. The offense played good. The coaches had them in the right spots and they've just got to make plays. But, they played hard.

"It was just crazy," he added. "I could just imagine myself being in that type of situation, the crowd and the stadium full to capacity and just playing football."

Paying special attention to an Auburn defense that had struggled the first three weeks of the season, Posey said he saw a group Saturday night that played hard until the whistle and was determined to be physical.

"They tackled better," Posey said. "They filled the holes. They got downhill and attacked LSU. I liked it a lot."

Spending time with Auburn linebacker coach Tommy Thigpen as well as running back coach Curtis Luper, Posey said they got the chance to talk about the LSU game as well as his upcoming game this Friday night with plenty of local interest.

"They were just talking to me about how I have been doing," Posey said. "They just said how they felt like they were going to win the game. They were also talking about the Auburn game coming up (Gadsden City vs. Auburn High this Friday night)."

Already with offers from Purdue, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Southern, Posey said he's still waiting to hear from many of his favorites including Auburn.

"I think they are getting close," Posey said of Auburn. "I'm just looking at everybody right now, but I like coach (Brian) VanGorder. He's going to the big linebackers that can move and can take the pounding every play. I like that. It fits my game."

Gadsden City will face Auburn High this Friday night in Gadsden in a battle of unbeaten teams. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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