Redwine said he thought Auburn was a great, close-knit football town where everybody is like family. “There wasn’t one thing I can say negative about it. I just loved everything about it,” said the 6-1, 185-pound prospect out of Killian High School.
Redwine, who gave his verbal pledge to Louisville shortly after the New Year, said he is about 60 percent committed to the Cardinals.
“It’s probably going to end up being a close race between (Auburn) and Louisville at the end,” he said.
The Tigers’ sudden interest in Redwine coincided with the hiring of defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson, who goes by the nickname “T-Rob” and recruited the defensive back when he and Muschamp were at Florida.
“I just got this offer a weekend or so days ago,” he said. “Since then, T-Rob has been on me heavy. We have a good connection from when he was at Florida so I talked to him a lot.”
Redwine also got the chance to sit down with head coach Gus Malzahn on his visit.
“He told me they have a need at corner right now, and they feel I’ll come in and be able to make an early impact and do some good things here,” Redwine said.
Redwine pointed out that he had a good time hanging out and getting to know some of the other recruits visiting Auburn, including five-star defensive end Byron Cowart. Both Redwine and Cowart plan on majoring in journalism at whatever school they end up choosing.
“We plan on majoring in the same thing when we get to college, so we talked about that a lot,” said Redwine, who added that he was able to tour and learn more about Auburn’s journalism program while on the visit.
He said that he expects Robinson and Muschamp to visit him at his high school on Monday before he heads to Louisville next weekend for an official visit. He plans on taking his final official visit to Texas the following weekend, with a decision coming a day or two after that.
Even though he’s visiting the Longhorns, Redwine says it’s really a two-team race between Auburn and Louisville.
“It’s going to be a tough decision, but at the end wherever I feel like is best for me, that’s where I’m going to go,” he said.