Leesburg, Ga.--Four-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon visited Auburn for Big Cat Weekend and the Lee County High product said he enjoyed his time on the Plains and what stood out to him was how genuine the Tiger coaching staff was throughout the visit. Making multiple visits to the Plains in the last two years, Solomon said he especially liked the atmosphere surrounding Big Cat.
“It went pretty well,” said Solomon. “We did a lot of family-fun activities. What stuck out to me the most is that the coaches were being themselves. There wasn’t a script. They weren’t reading from anything. They were truly being themselves.”
The Tigers moved up on Solomon’s list due to how well the visit went and the impression the Auburn coaches made with the 6-3, 304-pound Class of 2017 prospect.
“(Auburn) definitely showed me that they are a contender,” Solomon admitted. “I’m (planning on) visiting again two or three more times. It was a huge impact because my mom had fun, my cousin had fun, my brother had fun. It was a really good experience.”
Solomon noted that his mom in particular made “really good connections” with the Auburn staff, which is very important to him. He also pointed to his long relationship with defensive line coach Rodney Garner as a big reason for Auburn’s ascent on his interest list.
“Ever since I was a freshman he’s been one of the coaches coming at me hard,” Solomon pointed out. “He still comes at me hard so I know that the love is still there.”
Colleges are recruiting Solomon for different spots all across the D-line, but the upcoming senior says that he “knows for sure that he won’t be a nose guard” and will probably play at either the three or the five technique. Solomon wouldn’t give an order but he would say that his current list of top schools include Alabama, Georgia and Clemson and that Auburn is “definitely in the top five.”
October 21 is the day that Solomon has set aside for his announcement as it is Lee County High School’s Senior Day.