Auburn Looks Good To Big Lineman

A big high school senior talks about his visit to see Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers.

Forsyth, Ga.--Auburn is looking for offensive linemen in its 2004 signee class and one of its two early verbal commitments re-affirmed his choice of colleges after taking an official recruiting trip to check out the Tigers.

Antwoin Daniels, a six-foot-five, 262-pound offensive tackle from Mary Persons High School, announced back in August that he would sign with the Tigers and that is still the case. The three-sport athlete says he wanted to get that out of the way early in the process so he could concentrate on his senior year of high school.

Daniels visited Auburn on Friday through Sunday and said he saw enough to know that his original choice is the right one. "I am not going to take any more visits," he says. "I am going to Auburn.

Daniels says that he had fun on the trip with his player host, defensive end Jay Ratliff, a former Georgia prep star himself.

The tackle says he also enjoyed talking to Hugh Nall, who coaches the offensive line and also has recruited Daniels. "I met with Coach Nall and we made sure that we got the academics squared away. I am in real good shape with that. We also talked about football."

Antwoin Daniels

Daniels, who plays basketball for Mary Persons High and is a discus throw in track, says he enjoyed watching Auburn's hoops victory over Ole Miss. "After the basketball game we went out to eat and then we chilled and had fun," he says.

Daniels got an early look at Auburn as he visited the Nike Camp and another football camp at AU last year. He was being recruited by Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, LSU and others when he announced last August that he would sign with Auburn in February.

Daniels also met with head coach Tommy Tuberville and got a tour of the facilities. With classes not in session, there weren't a lot of football players on campus to meet, but Daniels says he met "three or four" future teammates. However, he says he got plenty of good attention from Auburn students. "I had very wonderful Tigerettes."

The Tigerettes and Tiger Hosts are students who help the coaching staff with recruiting and serve as campus guides and hosts for prospects.

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