Tigers Make Big Impression On 4-Star Visitor

Travis Rudolph's official visit to see the Auburn Tigers made a big impact following a dramatic win over the Georgia Bulldogs.

West Palm Beach, Fla.--It's hard to imagine a better atmosphere and setting for an official visit than the one four-star wide receiver Travis Rudolph was a part of Saturday at Auburn. Taking in a dramatic 43-38 victory for the Tigers finished off by a miraculous Ricardo Louis 73-yard touchdown catch on fourth and 18, Rudolph says the whole experience was something he'll never forget and it moved Auburn up his list.

"The atmosphere was crazy," Rudolph says. "I really enjoyed watching the game. It was very exciting to see them come through with the W.

"They are definitely in the race, big-time," he adds. "It wasn't just about this weekend. I have been watching them for the past few weeks and they are winning. Their offense is very explosive. That is what stands out."

While Auburn has made its living running the football this season, the Tigers have also shown the ability to make plays throwing the football. That showed up Saturday night and at different points throughout the season not only with Nick Marshall, but also with true freshman Jeremy Johnson.

"It's definitely exciting," Rudolph says. "Jeremy Johnson is only a freshman. I'll be seeing him for a few years if I go there."

Spending time with fellow wide receiver and local kid Marcus Davis, Rudolph says getting to spend time with the players and fellow recruits was one of the highlights of the weekend for him. Another big part of the visit for the wide receiver was getting to spend even more time around his position coach Dameyune Craig.

Someone that Rudolph has been familiar with since early in his high school days with Craig at Florida State, the wide receiver notes that having him on the Auburn staff definitely ups the chances for the Tigers.

"It was definitely an overwhelming experience," Rudolph says of being around Craig for the weekend. "We have had a good relationship from day one. Just being up there was awesome being around him. He said I could make a big impact and that he would treat me like his own son. I can see the relationship that we have, he would stay loyal to that."

Saying he would have no problem coming from South Florida to Auburn to play football, Rudolph says he has family throughout the state on his father's side including several cousins in the Selma area.

Having already visited Ohio State, Florida State and Tennessee with a trip to Alabama coming in December, Rudolph says he's also still considering Florida and Miami. He plans to make his decision at the Under Armour All-American game in January.


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