Receiver From Florida Likes Auburn

This prep standout plans to be on the Auburn campus for the Tigers vs. Tide matchup next month.

Miami Springs, Fla.--Wide receiver Devin Aromashodu is a highly-touted recruit from the southern tip of Florida who is still looking for a college to display his skills at next season. The six-foot-two Miami Springs High product says he is off to a slow start this season, but there is good reason for that.

"I've done okay," Aromashodu told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I haven't done that good because teams have been double teaming me." His stats are still impressive even though Miami Springs is off to a 3-4 start. Through seven games, he has 17 catches for nearly 400 yards and has scored seven touchdowns--four rushing and three receiving.

Aromashodu says the recruiting process is going good for him and he has narrowed his choices down to six schools: Auburn, Miami, Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Ohio State. He says he doesn't have a favorite among those six.

The wideout has 4.4 speed and that is one of several reasons why schools are going after his services. "I feel like I have good speed and I can go up and get the ball," he says. "I use my jumping ability and my height to my advantage."

The 185-pounder has set up three visits so far and says he expects to make his final decision in December when his visits and football season are over. Included in his scheduled visits is a trip to Auburn. "I'll be visiting for the Alabama game," he says. "It's one of the oldest rivalries around." It's also a rivalry Aromashodu notes that he wouldn't mind being a part of.

The excitement and competition week in and week out are what Aromashodu says he enjoys most about football. He got to witness one of the more competitive college football games of the season last Saturday on TV when he watched the Auburn-Florida game on ESPN. "I saw some of it," Aromashodu says., noting that contest has definitely increased his excitement level in the Tigers.

He attended three football camps last summer. "I went to Auburn, Florida State and Miami," Aramoshodu says. "I liked Miami the most and I liked Auburn, too, but it was short. The Senior Camp was only one day."

Aramoshodu says he stays in contact with AU running backs coach Eddie Gran on a weekly basis. "I talk to him once or sometimes twice a week," he notes. "We have a cool relationship. He'll call me or I'll call him."

Tiger Ticket Extra: Besides his plans to visit Auburn for the Tigers vs. Tide matchup, Aramoshodu says he will take visits to Northwestern and Michigan State...A versatile athlete who started playing football as a nine-year-old, Aramoshodu has also lettered in basketball and track at Miami Springs...He runs the 100-meter dash for the track team and has a personal-best time of 10.8...Aramoshodu says early playing time won't be a factor in his decision as long as he gets a chance to play...It might be surprising that Auburn's 23-20 upset over Florida got Aramoshodu excited for the Tigers considering he grew up a Gator fan. The Gators are recruiting the speedy wideout but as far as wanting to play for the pass-happy team, Aramoshodu says, "I don't think I'm interested."


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