Quarte Sapp, a 6-2, 200 outside linebacker at Milton High School, said he believes he is close to getting an offer from Auburn. "Coach (Rodney) Garner told me that they want me to come to a senior mini-camp to really evaluate me," Sapp said.
Sapp, who played with Auburn freshmen Carl Lawson and Peyton Barber in high school, said the idea of having them as teammates in college is appealing. "It would mean a lot to me," he said of how he would feel if Auburn offers him a scholarship.
The prospect was making a return visit to the Auburn campus. On his last trip he watched the Tigers defeat Alabama and then after the game stayed in Auburn and hung out with Lawson and Barber.
"Carl and Peyton told me they liked the school and they are happy with their decision," said Sapp, who noted he loved Auburn's gameday atmosphere.
"I have a video of me storming the field after they beat Alabama,"?he said. "It was a lot of fun. I?have never seen anything like that."
Sapp brought his mother to Auburn to spend time on the campus after he took her to Tennessee the previous weekend to get a feel for the UT?program. The Vols have offered as have Clemson, Miami, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Illinois, Michigan State and Nebraska, the class of 2015 prospect said.
Quarte Sapp is rated three stars as a linebacker by Scout.com.
Sapp, who was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player at the Rising Seniors Bowl, said that he isn't sure if Auburn likes him more as a safety or linebacker prospect. At Milton he plays outside linebacker in his team's 4-3 and 3-4 fronts. The prospect said playing safety or linebacker is fine with him.
Asked what he is looking for in his college choice, the Sapp said, "The big thing is the balance of academics and competing at a high level. The second thing is probably location and the third thing is whether or not my mom is happy about the choice. She means a lot to me."
Sapp added that he likes that Auburn is not very far from his home, which would make it easy on his mother making the trip to see him play as a collegiate athlete if he signs with the Tigers.
Sapp noted he got to tour the facilities on the Auburn campus, check out the new dorm where athletes live and talk to several AU coaches. "It was a great visit," he said.