Cheshire, Conn.--One of the top wide receiver prospects in the country, four-star Tarik Black had already visited the Auburn Tigers over the summer, but over the weekend he was back on the Plains for an official visit. Taking in the sights and sounds at Jordan-Hare Stadium in an impressive 51-14 win over Arkansas State, Black said everything about the visit went well.
“The visit was great,” Black said. “I had the chance to come back and be around the coaches and players and things like that. I had a really awesome time. It was my first time seeing a game down there and it was just awesome.
“It was awesome,” he added. “I had never seen an SEC atmosphere and this was the first time. It was just great.”
One of the most important things for Black on his visit was seeing the Auburn offense open it up in the passing game with Sean White. With seven different receivers catching passes on Saturday night, he said watching the Tigers spread the ball around was impressive.
“The offense, they did great,” Black said. “They ran the ball well, passed the ball well. I like the way they throw the ball down the field and things like that. It was just great.
“That was very important,” he added of the opening up on offense. “They played a lot of freshmen and that was big. I want to be a guy that can come in and play right away and that’s what they do.”
Something else that stands out about Auburn at the moment is first-year wide receiver coach Kodi Burns. A former player for the Tigers and already getting improvement out of his group in just two games, Burns has made a strong bond with the receiver he said.
“It has been great,” Black said. “We have developed a relationship over time. He’s just a really, really good guy and I could definitely see him as a guy being my coach in the future.”
Having already visited Michigan officially and planning to see Alabama as well for a trip after his senior season, Black is also looking at UCLA, Stanford and Notre Dame as possible visit destinations as well before he’s done.
While he’s still a long way from making a decision, Blake said Auburn definitely made a big impressive on him and he feels like the Tigers will be there until the end.
“I love Auburn,” he said. “It’s a great place and a great atmosphere. Great people, definitely.
“They are definitely in my top group.”