Auburn Visit Exceeds Expectations For Safety

Four-star safety Rashad Roundtree talks about his visit to Auburn on Saturday and where the Tigers stand for him.

Evans, Ga.--Ranked as the nation's No. 6 safety prospect, Lakeside High standout Rashad Roundtree got his first look at the Auburn Tigers on Saturday as he spent time checking out the campus and talking with the coaching staff. Spending a great deal of time with Gus Malzahn and getting a feel for everything, Roundtree said the visit exceeded his expectations.

"It was fun," Roundtree said. "It's a really tight-knit family there. That's what I like about Auburn. What really stood out to me was how close the coaching staff was with each other. They really care about their players. Everybody has a nice facility and the little things, but it's the way the coaches treat the players that stood out to me.

"It really exceeded my standards," he added. "They really went the extra mile to treat me well and it shows."

Hoping to cut his list down dramatically over the summer before taking some official visits during the season, Roundtree said Auburn made a big move for him after seeing the campus for the first time on Saturday.

"I really haven't narrowed it down," Roundtree said. "It really puts Auburn up there towards the top. The others would be big schools like Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan State, Florida, teams like that."

Being recruited for the Tigers by Coach Charlie (Cheese) Harbison at the safety position, Roundtree said one of the big advantages for Auburn at the moment is a huge need at his spot moving forward in the 2015 signing class.

"That means a lot," Roundtree said. "Just have a school that really needs safeties and knowing that they want me and are really coming after me, it means a lot."

Roundtree said he plans to make a trip to South Carolina on March 6 and Duke on March 8.

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