Birmingham, Ala.--Growing up in the state and hearing about Big Cat Weekend on the Plains, Auburn linebacker commitment Tadarian Moultry will get to experience it first-hand this weekend when he takes part in the festivities on the Auburn campus along with a big group of top Tigers’ targets.
Fully on board with Auburn after choosing the Tigers over Alabama, Georgia and dozens of other schools, Moultry said he can’t wait to get on campus and get things started.
“I’m ready to get down there,” Moultry said. “My mom can’t make it because her boyfriend has to work so it’s going to be me and my girlfriend. We’re just going to try to enjoy ourselves. I just love going down to Auburn.”
While his family was an important part of the process in choosing Auburn, Moultry said this weekend he wll try to spend a lot of time with other recruits as they continue to learn more about the program and campus while in for Big Cat Weekend. That’s something he said is definitely a focus.
“I get to bond with them and they get to bond with the coaches,” Moultry said. “They get to feel more comfortable at Auburn while they are there. I’ll be talking to them and whatever goes, goes.
“I’m going to be the biggest recruiter they have on that day,” he added. “I’ll know the cats that are there are the Big Cats they want, their targets. Most of them are going to see it, but after hearing it from another student-athlete they’ll probably have Auburn in their top two.”
Moultry is one of the top prospects in the state for the 2017 recruiting class.
Already with a strong bond with fellow recruit K.J. Britt from Oxford, Moultry said the two will get to spend some time together on Saturday, but noted he is also excited to meet and learn more about other guys as well while on his visit.
“I don’t know who all is coming right now,” Moultry said. “I’m going to be working on the linebackers first, that’s the first thing I get on. After that I’m going to try to go after everybody else.”
Very comfortable with his decision to commit to Auburn, Moultry said getting it out of the way has allowed him to be able to relax and focus on his team and teammates at Jackson-Olin. He said that is what he is doing as he prepares for his senior season and once that’s done he’s going to be all about Auburn.
“It’s just about family,” Moultry said of what he likes about Auburn. “I believe in the coaching staff and what they’re saying. I want to make history, not be a part of it.”