Ruffin Enjoys Trip And Recruiting For Tigers

Auburn commitment Nick Ruffin discusses his weekend visit, recruiting for the Tigers and more.

Atlanta, Ga.--One of a dozen Auburn commitments on hand last weekend for official visits, four-star defensive back Nick Ruffin was already very familiar with the campus and facilities before making another trip to the Plains. It was the social side of things for him that was the most important part of the weekend and he said that is what stuck out for him.

"It was a great visit," Ruffin sid. "I got a chance to spend a lot of time with my future teammates and a couple of guys who are potential teammates and also my coaches. I had a great time."

Among the players in were fellow secondary commitments Stephen Roberts and Kalvaraz Bessent. Both Under Armour All-Americans while Ruffin played in the U.S. Army game in San Antonio, the trio finally had the chance to sit down and really get to know each other over the weekend. Ruffin says for the future of the secondary and their play it was good to start that process.

"None of us really knew each other until we all decided to come together," Ruffin said. "I think the weekend really helped us as far as where we're going to be next year and the relationship and bond we're going to need to have in trusting each other in the future."

Nick Ruffin

In addition to the commitments Auburn had several top uncommitted prospects in town last weekend including a trio of four-star defensive players. Defensive ends Davon Godchaux and Andrew Williams along with defensive back John Bonney all made the trip to check out the Tigers and Ruffin noted that it went well with all three.

"I knew they were big targets for us and I spent a lot of time with those guys," he said. "It's difficult to gauge any guy because it's a wishy-washy process, but I think John Bonney is really interested. Andrew, who knows he could definitely commit. Davon, who knows? He's committed, but who knows what the story is going to be with him?

Solid in his commitment and not planning on taking any additional visits, Ruffin said he's secure in his decision to be an Auburn Tiger and what he saw from Gus Malzahn and company in 2013 only made him even more positive about the future of the program.

"A big thing for me was just seeing all the things I knew possibly could happen just come to fruition," Ruffin notes. "Did I think Auburn would have such a big season? No, but I knew they would have a good season, but nothing to this degree. I was on board with this way ahead of time. It's a good feeling and I'm looking forward to what the future holds."

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