Defensive Back Has Tigers On Top

Football prospect Dominick Sanders talks about visiting Auburn and what has the Tigers on top for him at the moment.

Tucker, Ga.—A talented defensive back prospect, Tucker's Dominick Sanders was one of several players on campus this past weekend to check out the Auburn Tigers and Coach Gus Malzahn's staff.

Still waiting on an offer from the Tigers, Sanders says his second trip to the Plains in the last few weeks has him feeling good about the program.

"It felt good coming back over again," Sanders says. "I liked meeting the coaches and everything. I really love Auburn right now. It's getting to my top right now.

"It went pretty good," he adds. "I really enjoyed the facilities and going over the academics and everything. I just really like it."

A safety for Tucker, Sanders is being recruited as a cornerback by the Tigers. Talking with many of Auburn's coaches, he says that much of his time was spent with Melvin Smith and he enjoyed getting to know the guy who would be his position coach if he ends up at Auburn.

"I talked with Coach (Rodney) Garner and Coach (Dameyune) Craig," Smith says. "I also talked to Coach Smith who is the cornerback coach. He let me know about all the plays they are installing. He was telling me I would be pretty good in their defense."

"Coach Smith is a very good coach," he adds. "I play safety right now at Tucker, but I really like playing corner. Watching corners he looks at their stance, quickness, their footwork and everything. That's what I like about Coach Smith."

With several smaller offers at the moment, Sanders says he feels like Auburn is getting close to making an offer as he prepares for spring practice at Tucker. Even though he's waiting on the Tigers, he notes that they are still the team to beat for him following his visit.

"Right now Auburn is on top," Sanders says. "Georgia and Alabama would be next. I have offers from UConn, Buffalo, and Old Dominion. I'm also hearing from Florida State, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Mississippi State."

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