Arkansas RB Commit Talks Auburn Visit

Arkansas running back commitment Juan Day talks about taking a visit to Auburn on Friday.

North Little Rock, Ark.—A commitment to the Arkansas Razorbacks since January, 2014 running back Juan Day took a visit on Friday along with talented teammate Kavin Alexander to check out Gus Malzahn's Auburn Tigers.

A physical back that played behind Alabama signee Altee Tenpenny last season at North Little Rock, Day says he was very familiar with Malzahn and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee already along with running back coach Tim Horton. Having those familiar faces on hand made the trip a good one for him he says.

"It was really good," Day says of his visit. "There are a lot of people from Arkansas that go to Auburn. That's real good. I'm mostly familiar with Coach Horton. I really just wanted to go down and catch up with him. He told me to stop by and visit even though I'm still committed to Arkansas. He just wanted me to take a look and that's what I wanted to do."

Visiting Auburn on his way to Georgia Tech's Junior Day on Saturday along with Alexander, Day says that he enjoyed seeing what the Tigers are all about, but at the moment he's firmly committed to being a Razorback. The cousin of former Arkansas standout Cedric Cobbs, he says he still wants to follow in his footsteps.

"We had already planned this trip before I committed to Arkansas," Day says. "Coach Horton wanted me to come down and check it out a little bit and see how it is. It has been my dream to play at Arkansas. Me and my dad used to watch games at Arkansas and watch Ced run the football."

While he's still committed to Coach Bret Bielema's program, he notes that Auburn definitely gives him something to think about following his visit. Still waiting on his second offer, Day says he may be back in Auburn for a camp over the summer.

"They gave me something to think about," Day says. "They knew where my dad's hometown was and there was like a connection with my parents and the coaches. I have talked with Coach Horton a lot. We have a real good connection.

"He told me that Auburn is a real friendly place to be," he notes. "That was basically it."

As a junior Day ran for 930 yards and scored 13 touchdowns on just 115 carries.

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