"Auburn is a lot like a family atmosphere," Coach Bobby Carr said. "It's a lot like we are at Edgewood. That's pretty much what sold him, plus it's close. Even though it isn't his immediate family, he feels like it's his family and it's close enough that he can come home on the weekends when he has down time. It was a good decision for him. I'm happy for him."
A prospect who has just been introduced to the game of football, the 6-8, 250 Wanogho visited LSU for his first official visit and liked everything about the campus, facilities and staff. For a while Carr said he thought that would be the place his talented prospect would end up, but when he returned from Auburn he knew differently.
"He told me that before he went to Auburn he was sold on LSU," Carr said. "He said, 'I knew that's where I wanted to go. When I came back from Auburn I felt another side. I felt like Auburn was family and felt like home to me. I am not going to LSU, I am going to Auburn.'
"The kid doesn't know the difference between Nick Saban, Gus Malzahn or some high school coach," he added. "I told him he just had to pray about it and have a peace about it. That's what he did. I think it's a good decision."
Recovering from a broken leg suffered in a recent basketball game, Wanogho is expected to be back to full speed by next fall when he will suit up for the Tigers.
Wanogho will sign at a ceremony at Edgewood Academy on Wednesday morning at 7:45.