Tight End Prospect From Florida Visits Auburn

Nick Nataro from Estero High School talks about his unofficial visit to check out the Tigers.

Estero, Fla.--Class of 2014 football prospect Nick Nataro spent Saturday in Auburn talking with Coach Gus Malzahn and his staff. The tight end prospect didn't come away with an offer from the Tigers, but said he believes there is mutual interest.

Nataro noted that he is interested in colleges that like to throw the football to their tight ends and that is one of the reasons for checking out the Tigers.

As a junior at Estero High School, he showed what he could do as a receiver. "I had 40-plus catches for 600-plus yards and I had six touchdowns," he noted.

Nataro is shown in action as a junior at Estero High.

He helped Estero reach the opening round of the state playoffs before losing to Immokalee, a team that featured Auburn signee Mackenro Alexander. "They had a really good team," he said.

Nataro currently has just one offer. That came from the Arizona Wildcats in February. He noted on Saturday that he is verbally committed to the Wildcats even though he is interested in Auburn. "I am working on getting out there (to Arizona) for a visit," he said.

Commenting on what he brings to the table as a prospect, Nataro said, "I can do everything. I can catch the ball a little bit, I can block."

The prospect, who is 6-3 1/2, 236 pounds, also plays centerfield in baseball and throws the shot put and discus for the Estero High track and field team.

Commenting on his interest in Auburn, he said, "I have been talking to the coaches. I heard it is a great school, it is pretty close by so I decided to check it out. I was happy with the outcome."

The prospect said he talked with Malzahn, tight ends coach Scott Fountain, offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner and other members of the coaching staff. He also took a tour of the campus including Jordan-Hare Stadium.

"We talked about everything about how I would fit into the offense and how I would fit in," the tight end said. "It was a great visit. They have really nice facilities. I loved it."

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