Physical Wide Receiver Prospect Visits Auburn

Physical wide receiver LaMichael Pettway talks about his trip to check out the Auburn Tigers.

Nashville, Ark.--A three-star wide receiver that grew up in Mobile before moving to Arkansas in elementary school, big LaMichael Pettway already has interest from top schools across the country and offers from Alabama, Arkansas State, Louisville, Ole Miss, Nebraska and several others.

Tuesday he was on the Auburn campus to check out Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers for a spring practice and also for the opportunity to see the facilities and sit down with the coaching staff. Making his first trip to the Plains, Pettway said he really liked everything about his first look at Auburn.

"It was a pretty good experience watching the guys practice," Pettway said. "It was very intense, quick, fast-paced offense. It looked pretty organized from what I saw.

"The receivers they recruit there are a lot like me," he added of Auburn's offense. "I compare myself to some of those guys. The way they play and approach the defensive backs, that really stood out to me as well. The new dorms are pretty exciting too."

Being recruited by Auburn running backs Coach Tim Horton as well as wide receiver Coach Dameyune Craig, Pettway said he really likes the staff and especially what he saw and heard from Craig.

"Coach Craig, the receivers coach, is pretty laid back," Pettway said. "He makes sure that you know everything about the position. If you play the nine he'll make sure you know the five, the three and the two as well. You will know about the defense and what to expect, what the guy beside you runs, and all that."

On his spring break, Pettway has already visited Alabama, LSU and Arkansas this week in addition to heading to Ole Miss tonight. As for getting interest from Auburn and Alabama, he said for a kid growing up in the state it's a pretty big deal.

"It means a lot," Pettway said. "Leaving here, I never really thought about it, but going from where I left from to where I am now and getting interest from these Alabama schools is really incredible. I like it."

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