Cocoa, Fla.--One of the top athletes in the country, four-star Bruce Judson made a trip to Auburn last summer with former Cocoa teammate Jamel Dean to get his first look at the Tigers when Dean arrived on the Plains. On Saturday he was back again, spending several hours in the afternoon with Coaches Gus Malzahn, Scott Fountain and Tim Horton. He said everything about the trip went well and Auburn is now “very high” on his list.
“I loved it,” the 5-9, 195 Judson said. “This was unexpected, especially for my dad. He didn’t really expect too much because it was his first time. I’m glad we had the chance to get up there. It’s like a 10.
“It was great,” he added. “I met Coach Malzahn and he’s talking a lot of good stuff. I love the staff. Jamel is there and I know a couple of other players like Calvin Ashley who is committed there and Woody Barrett. The visit went pretty well.”
Something that made the visit even more special for Judson was the message he heard from the Auburn coaches. Capable of playing all over the field, Judson is being looked at as a running back by the Tigers and that’s something the speedster said is exciting.
“They want me to play running back,” Judson said. “They lost a running back this year (Peyton Barber) and they’ve got a senior this year (Jovon Robinson) so they need somebody to carry the load. I know I don’t look too much like a running back right now, but I know once I get there and they put the weight on I’ll be looking like a running back.
“I’m not worried too much about receiver because I know I would probably play running back and special teams,” he added. “I know they use wildcat packages too and they could use me definitely in that. It’s really excited because it’s something new, but I know I can carry the load and that’s my mindset.”
With lots of schools still on his list and plans to come back to Auburn for an official visit and possibly a game this fall, Judson said the Tigers are a team to watch for him at the moment.
“This felt like home,” he said. “I know I could see myself there. It just felt like home all together and I like it.”