Linebacker Loves Visit To The Plains

A weekend official visitor to AU discusses his trip.

Powder Springs, Ga.--Linebacker Gerald McRath gave a thumbs up on his visit to Auburn over the weekend and says the Tigers are prominently in his picture.

"The people at Auburn did a really good job on the visit weekend," he says. "I enjoyed it all. When I got there hosts were waiting for me at the hotel on Friday and took my stuff to my room and had a basket of candy waiting for me with a note. It was a good way to get started."

McRath had an old friend waiting on him to show him around as his player host, freshman offensive lineman Jarrod Britt. "Jarrod told me he loves it at Auburn and he hopes that I decide to come there, but he said that it was my decision and that he would leave it up to me. He said that if I came he thought I would be very happy there."

Gerald McRath

Britt, who played with McRath at McEachern High, and group of Tigerettes and Tiger hosts took him out to dinner on Friday night at Red Lobster. "I sure got a lot of attention," McRath says. "I had about four or five hosts assigned to me. I got to talk to a lot of people about Auburn. All in all, they did a great job with the visit weekend."

McRath went in to his visit saying that Auburn was the team to beat. He says that nothing has changed in that respect and he will likely make a decision on his college choice before long.

The linebacker said the academic portion of the trip went well and he said the representative from the business school made a good presentation. "I can't remember his name, but what he said was very interesting," says the high school senior, who says he weighed in at 215 pounds this weekend on his six-foot-three frame. "I have been working on getting bigger."

McRath took unofficial visits to AU to check out exciting victories over Tennessee and Alabama this past season and was a standout out the Nike Combine, a seven on seven passing camp and Auburn's 2003 Senior Camp prior to his senior season.

This past fall, McRath was the team captain at McEachern, where he finished his season with 90 tackles, five fumble recoveries, two fumble recoveries and one interception.

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