Football Prospect Discusses His Visit To Auburn

A high school standout comments on his official recruiting visit to check out the football Tigers.

Brentwood, Tenn.--David Holbert gave a thumbs up rating to his first official recruiting visit as the Brentwood Academy two-way football standout checked out the Auburn Tigers over the weekend.

A 6-2, 235-pounder with 4.52 speed in the 40-yard dash, Holbert plays fullback and linebacker.

"The visit was great," Holbert tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I like Auburn."

Holbert was one of two prospects on the Auburn campus for official visits joining First Coast High School wide receiver Mike McIntosh from Jacksonville, Fla.

The Brentwood Academy star had a familiar face as his player host for the weekend. Freshman offensive tackle King Dunlap is redshirting this season at Auburn and he showed Holbert the campus and the city.

David Holbert

Last year Dunlap was a football and basketball standout at Brentwood Academy, a school that has sent three other current scholarship players to the Auburn program--fullback Jake Slaughter, punter Kody Bliss and kicker John Vaughn. Taylor Bourgeois, who was expected to be a key performer for the Tigers this season, is also from Brentwood Academy, but the big offensive lineman had to retire from football due to a serious shoulder injury.

Holbert says that he enjoys playing both offense and defense and doesn't have a preference when he gets to college next year. "Whatever gets me on the field is where I want to play," he says.

Holbert says the entire weekend in Auburn went well. "I liked the players, the coaches and the people I met," he says. "All of the players and everybody I met were cool."

The fullback/linebacker is interested in majoring in business and took a tour of the AU School of Business and got to meet the department head. He also toured Auburn's athletic facilities, but what stood out to him was the people at AU. "I hung out with the players," he says. "They are the people I am going to be spending most of my time with if I come to Auburn. I got the feel of everything."

Holbert had been to Auburn on an unofficial visit for the Tigers' game last month vs. Ole Miss. His latest trip to Auburn was the first of four official recruiting trips he has planned. He will check out the Tennessee Volunteers this coming weekend and he has trips scheduled to Florida on Jan. 16th and LSU on Jan. 23rd.

Prospects can take as many as five official visits and Holbert is considering Oklahoma State or Louisville for a visit.


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