Lineman Scheduled To Visit Tigers

A school not known for producing Auburn players has one of the best offensive lineman in South Florida this year and he's visiting the Tigers this weekend.

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.--A top offensive line prospect from South Florida is expected to visit the Auburn campus this weekend as a group of 20 players give the Tigers a big and talented class of visitors. Corey Hyman, a 6-3, 285-pounder with good feet and strength at the point of attack, will visit the Tigers on his fourth official visit and will choose between Auburn and three other favorites in the coming weeks.

If Auburn signs Hyman it would be a first for the Tigers because no other player from St. Thomas Aquinas High has ever signed a football scholarship with Auburn. Best-known for tennis player Chris Evert attending school there, the school has become a football hotbed recently with colleges raiding the school for several players every season.

Auburn is expected to sign at least four offensive linemen in this year's class and with just two at this time they have still some work to do. Hyman has been recruited by a variety of Big East colleges and has already taken official visits to Pitt and Rutgers as well as Colorado State. His coach says that the school that winds up with Hyman is going to get a hard worker and good player.

"He is a big kid, but he has real good feet," says Coach George Smith of St. Thomas Aquinas. "He works hard on the field and in the weight room."

Hyman will play in the Dade-Broward All-State game coming up Monday along with several of the players scheduled to visit Auburn this weekend. Hyman began his football career at North Lauderdale Academy, but transferred to St. Thomas Aquinas as a senior when they dropped the football program. He was a four-year starter on the offensive line.

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