Clearwater, Fla.--Recently committing to North Carolina following a trip to see the Tar Heels, four-star running back Adarius Lemons had already scheduled a visit to see the Auburn Tigers last Saturday for a scrimmage and kept those plans. It proved to be an important thing for both Lemons and the Tigers as he left very high on Gus Malzahn’s programs with plans to return in the fall.
“The visit went very well,” Lemons said. “Some of the coaches know I had already committed and they didn’t treat me any different than any of the other players. Everything was classy. They talked to me like any other prospect and I appreciated that.
“This visit was already planned,” he added. “I still wanted to go check out Auburn. I’m still open-minded to every school because schools can slack off, they can show you commitment and then fall back. I’m still open to all my schools and all my offers. I’m still going to take my unofficial visits and my official visits.”
One of those schools that Lemons plans to take a much closer look at is Auburn now that he’s seen what the Tigers are all about. Planning to take one of his official visit to the Plains, he said his first trip to Auburn showed him plenty.
“I liked it,” Lemons said. “It’s a very nice place, a very relaxing place. I like just the atmosphere.”
Choosing North Carolina over South Carolina and Auburn this week, Lemons said something that stands out about the Tigers right now is the need at running back. With Jovon Robinson a senior and Roc Thomas a junior, and only two other backs on campus, Auburn is looking to bring in immediate help and that stands out to Lemons.
“That’s very important to me because it lets me know how much playing time I would probably have when I get there or how long it’s going to take to actually play on the field.
“Auburn is a place I’ll take an official visit to,” he added. “I feel like there is more to show and more that they can’t really do right now.”