Jason Caldwell

Auburn Commitment Marlon Davidson Talks Tigers' Defense And Visits

Auburn commitment Marlon Davidson discusses his Saturday visit, what he saw on defense from the Tigers, his recent trip to Alabama and more.


Greenville, Ala.--Auburn big-time defensive line commitment Marlon Davidson was back on the Plains Saturday to check out the Tigers take on rival Georgia at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Watching as Coach Will Muschamp’s defense again played well, holding Georgia to just one offensive touchdown with the other coming on special teams, Davidson said he likes what he has seen from the Tigers in recent weeks.

“The defense played pretty well,” Davidson said. “That was great only giving up one touchdown. The offense just has to do better.”

Despite the play of the defense the Tigers dropped another close loss to fall to 5-5 on the year, a far cry from the expectations to start the 2015 campaign. While it’s obviously not the best of circumstances Davidson said there is more to a decision than just how well a team is playing at the moment.

“For me it’s not all about performance,” Davidson said. “It’s about coaches and their reactions to it. The coaches reacted good and so did the players. I saw that Auburn still has some fight in it.”

Last weekend Davidson was at Alabama as the Crimson Tide knocked off LSU. Even though he’s committed to Auburn, Davidson hasn’t backed off the statements that he’ll continue to visit other places and that was the case with his trip to Tuscaloosa.

“I had a really good time,” Davidson said. “They are still coming after me. They know I’m committed to Auburn, but they said it didn’t matter. They think they can change my mind.”

With a possible visit somewhere this coming weekend Davidson said he still remains “75 percent” committed to Auburn and plans to return to the Plains for Auburn’s Senior Banquet on Dec. 11.

Davidson is an early graduate and will be playing in both the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic on Dec. 12 in Hattiesburg, Miss., as well as the Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 2 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

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