4-Star DE Davidson Taking His Time

Class of 2016 defensive end prospect Marlon Davidson talks about a return visit to Auburn and recruiting.

Greenville, Ala.--A regular visitor to the Auburn campus, Marlon Davidson made a return trip to spend time with Coach Gus Malzahn’s Tigers before he starts preseason practice at Greenville High School on Monday.

Attending last weekend’s Auburn recruiting picnic while also haning out with players and coaches, the four-star defensive end noted that he has built a strong bond with the Tigers, but added he isn’t ready to make a college choice or even name a favorite.

“I am nowhere close to being ready to make a decision,” said Davidson, who transferred back to Greenville High School for his senior season after playing at Carver of Montgomery last year.

Planning to announce his decision in December and enroll in college in January, Davidson pointed out that he hopes to make trips to Michigan, FSU, Clemson and LSU before he is finished with recruiting. Prior to his most recent trip to Auburn, he visited Alabama.

“The visit went good,” he said of the trip to Tuscaloosa. “I saw some people I had not been seeing and was able to get back and see my buddy Shaun Hamilton (former Carver High teammate), who I hadn’t seen in a long time. That was my first visit to Alabama this summer.”

Davidson pointed out that Tide coach Kirby Smart “texts me a lot” trying to convince the defensive end to take more visits to Tuscaloosa.

Marlon Davidson has been a regular visitor to Auburn since his brother Kenneth Carter played for the Tigers.

On his trip to Auburn the prospect spent time with AU commitments Calvin Ashley, Landon Rice and Tre Threat while also hanging out with Tony Gray, a four-star offensive tackle from Central Gwinnett High in Lawrenceville, Ga., who was a standout at an AU camp.

“Everybody enjoyed it,” he said of his trip to Auburn, which he made with his aunt, brother and cousin where they got to spend time with the defensive end’s older brother, Kenneth Carter, who is a member of Malzahn’s staff and a former starting defensive lineman for the Tigers.

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