Miami, Fla.--A former Miami commitment that first showed interest in Auburn thanks to former defensive assistant Travaris Robinson, talented pass rusher Joshua Uche talked to members of the new staff including defensive coordinator Kevin Steele over the weekend and has scheduled an official visit to see the Tigers this coming weekend.
A 6-2, 218-pounder that can rush the passer off the edge and also play a traditional outside linebacker spot, Uche said he likes what he hears from Steele about his potential role in Auburn’s defense and is ready to see what Coach Gus Malzahn’s program is all about.
“I was talking with the new staff and I thought it would be good to come take a look at Auburn,” Uche tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. “I talked to Coach Steele. I had been talking to him a little bit (while he was at LSU).
“He said he just liked my style of play, fast and physical (as an edge pass rusher),” he added. “They also like me as a linebacker.”
Making 50 tackles with 14 sacks as a senior at Christopher Columbus High, Uche is a player that can wreak havoc on opposing offenses. That’s a trait that he shares with a former Auburn player and a guy that he remembers playing for the Tigers a few years back.
“They won the national championship a few years back,” Uche said. “I used to watch a lot of Nick Fairley when I was little. I also really like Cam Newton.”
Also planning to possibly visit Alabama for a midweek trip before his final two visits to Michigan on Jan. 22 and Florida on Jan. 29, Uche said he doesn’t have a specific timetable for making his final decision but he has several things in mind he’s looking for in his new home.
“It’s just the education and how close to home the environment feels,” Uche said of what he’s looking for in a school. “There is no set time for me as of now to make a decision.”