Young Defensive End Favors Auburn

A class of 2016 prospect with an Auburn connection explains why he is high on the Tigers.

Greenville, Ala.--Marlon Davidson is just 15 years, but already has an offer from an SEC football program.

The 6-4, 260 defensive end from Greenville High, who will be a junior this fall, is hoping to receive an offer from the Auburn Tigers, where his brother, Kenneth Carter, wrapped up his playing days for the Tigers last season.

"It would mean a lot to get an offer from Auburn," said Davidson, who is being recruited by AU defensive line coach Rodney Garner.

"My first offer is from Kentucky and I am also hearing from Alabama and Georgia, too,"?he said, noting that he likes the coach who is recruiting him for UGA, former Auburn All-American defensive tackle Tracy Rocker.

However, if Auburn offers the Tigers are the team to beat for this class of 2016 prospect. Davidson noted he would like to play for the Tigers like his brother did.

"I hope to follow in his footsteps at Auburn if they give me an offer," the defensive end said. "It is great to be an Auburn Tiger."

The prospect noted that he was impressed with his visit to the Auburn campus for the annual spring game. "I had fun,"?he said. "I like the environment--I really do. I like the campus, Tiger Walk, everything. It was great."

Davidson said he believes he would enjoy being coached by Garner. "We have a good relationship because I know him through my brother," the defensive end pointed out. "He is a good dude."

He also got to know Garner as a participant in a 2013 prospects camp on the AU campus and learned then that the coach is demanding when he gets on the field. "He coaches hard--real hard," Davidson said.

Davidson, who started at center for the Greenville High basketball team this past season, has high expectations for his junior year and beyond on the football field. "I want to have around 80 tackles and 10 sacks this season with about three interceptions,"?he said. "I also want to be better than my brother."


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