Offensive Tackle/Guard Sets Visit To Auburn

This football prospect discusses his interest in the Tigers.

Miami, Fla.--Auburn is looking for help on the offensive line in the 2004 signee class and one of the potential helpers is visiting this weekend.

Marc Dile, a 6-4, 275-pounder from Edison High School, is a third team All-State selection who is a three-year starter.

Dile plays both tackle and guard. "I would say that 70 percent of the time I was at tackle my senior season," he says. "It doesn't matter which position I play."

The big lineman says the academic part of the equation will figure heavily into his college choice. "I am looking for a school with a strong computer graphics program," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I have been taking my time researching schools on what degrees they offer, their graduation rates and how getting a degree from that school can benefit me after football."

Dile is also a starter on the Edison High basketball team. "I am averaging eight rebounds and six points per game," he notes.

As a junior, the lineman finished fourth at the state meet in the discus. His longest toss is 166 feet and he has a best of 54 feet in the shot put.

"My quickness is probably my best asset in football," Dile says. "I am really fast coming off the ball."

Dile, who says he runs the 40 in 5.1 to 5.2 range and bench presses 295 pounds, notes that he is about ready to put recruiting in the rear view mirror.

"Right now it is kind of hard to choose a college because they are coming at me from the left and right," says Dile, who was earlier reported to be a South Florida verbal commitment. "I want to make a decision soon. I am looking forward to getting this over with and I am going to be looking at Auburn very hard."

Dile, who notes he averaged around four pancake blocks a game, says that Clemson and others are trying to line up a visit, but says his trip to Auburn will probably be his last. He has already been to South Florida, a visit he liked. "Auburn and South Florida are my leaders," he says.

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