Red Hot Prospect Checks Out Auburn

Talented athlete Markell Boston discusses his trip to see the Auburn Tigers.

Sharpsburg, Ga.--One of the fastest rising prospects in the country for the 2014 recruiting class, 6-1, 198 Markell Boston was known mostly as a wide receiver his first three years of high school football before making a name at safety as a senior. That has led to a rush of scholarship offers the last two months including East Carolina (where he is committed), Mississippi State, Indiana and most recently Nebraska.

Planning to visit the Cornhuskers this weekend, Boston took the short drive down I-85 on Thursday night to check out the Auburn Tigers and Coach Gus Malzahn. Spending time with the coaches and seeing the campus before watching the Tigers wipe out Alabama on the basketball court, Boston says it was good to see everything again.

"I have been there before so I have experienced everything," Boston tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I just like being around the coaches a lot. They show me a lot of love.

"It was great because it was my first time meeting Coach Malzahn," he adds. "I have seen him at Tiger Walk, but I had never gotten a chance to talk to him. I enjoyed it. It was great."

Being recruited for Auburn by safety coach Charlie Harbison, Boston says that the two already have a great relationship and he feels like the veteran is in his corner as he waits for an offer from the Tigers.

"That's my dog," Boston says of Harbison. "I love Coach Harbison. He's trying to work everything out for me. Right now I'm just waiting.

"It would be big because it's pretty much my dream school," he adds about the possibility of an Auburn offer. "I don't know though. I'm committed to East Carolina so I can't really say too much. It's close and convenient. If my mom needs to come down it's easy. I also feel like I'm at home."

With one final visit before he shuts things down and gets ready for signing day, Boston says that for him it's all about making the right choice for him and his family. Where that will be is still the big question.

"I'm going to see what they've got to bring to the table," Boston says of Nebraska. "I don't know how things are going to work out. I'm still open-minded to everything. The other day I got three offers on the same day. It's a great experience for me. Like I said it's overwhelming at times, but I'm thankful for it. God has a plan for me. It may be Auburn or it may be somewhere else. He knows and I don't."


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