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Tre Threat Discusses His Official Visit To Auburn And What Gus Malzahn Told Him About The Future Of Defense For The Tigers

Auburn linebacker commitment Tre Threat talks about his trip to see the Tigers this weekend and his plans to enroll early.

Spanish Fort, Ala.--Preparing to enroll early at Auburn following a trip to Orlando for the Under Armour All-American Game in early January, linebacker Tre Threat took his final recruiting look at the Tigers this weekend on his official visit to the Plains. Spending time with Gus Malzahn and his recruiting coach Dameyune Craig, Threat said it was a good opportunity for him and he doesn’t have any concerns moving forward with Auburn.

“I think the best part of the trip for me was getting to talk with the coaches,” Threat said. “I was just getting some final information and things not everybody needs to know about. It’s really on my part being an early enrollee. I’ll be there Jan. 10.”

That’s the case even though the Tigers are still looking for a new defensive coordinator. With Will Muschamp moving on to South Carolina along with assistant Travaris Robinson, Threat said the changes don’t impact him at all because he’s all-in with Auburn.

“It was great,” Threat said of the conversations he had with Malzahn. “For me to go up there and for them to talk to me about that was good on them. There are rumors everywhere about the job and the coaching staff, but I just sat down with him and he told me up front.

“He said he’s going to try to get the best person for the system and a long-time person. I’m not stressed anymore about the whole situation. I’m really comfortable with everything.”

Threat’s comfort level is helped by having friends Tre Williams and DeShaun Davis on Auburn’s roster at linebacker. Learning under Williams as a young player at St. Paul’s before transferring to Spanish Fort, Threat said it’s really important having two guys like that to learn from down the road.

“It’s a really big thing because that’s who I go up there to hang out with,” Threat said. “Tre was saying I’m like his little protege, that’s what I was in high school. To see Tre go on and do big things at Auburn lets me know I can do it too. To have two guys like that ahead of me makes me feel even more comfortable.”

Taking his visit along with four-star defensive linemen Antwuan Jackson and Karamo Dioubate, Threat said he spent a lot of his time talking up Auburn and trying to get both to join him on the Plains.

“Talking to Karamo and Antwuan a lot it just seems like they really enjoyed the place,” Threat said. “They felt really at home. It was Karamo’s first time down South from Philadelphia so I just made sure he had a good time and saw how everything went.”

Threat will play in the Under Armour game on Jan. 2 before reporting to Auburn for classes.

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