Trip Impresses South Florida Star

Although the weekend wasn't a great one for Auburn football fans, this South Florida standout says that he found everything to be perfect on his visit to the Plains.

Miami, Fla.--Speedy defensive back Larry Anam from American High School made an official visit to Auburn over the weekend, his first of the recruiting season. While the game didn't go as well as he would have hoped, he notes that his visit left a lasting impression on him nonetheless.

"It went fantastic, it went great," Anam says. "I liked the way the players were being treated. I like the campus, the education facilities, everything. It was great. I liked everything about it. The fans were fantastic, they were great. Even when they were losing, they were cheering for them. I liked that. They didn't boo them or anything. You're going to have games like that occasionally."

With plans to visit North Carolina State on December 7, Maryland on December 14 and Georgia Tech in early January along with choosing between Oklahoma, Florida, and Boston College for his final visit, Anam says that he doesn't plan on making a decision anytime soon. But he admits that he does have a leader after making his visit to the Plains over the weekend.

"They're number one honestly," Anam says of where Auburn stacks up right now compared to his other choices. Hosted by freshmen Joe Walkins and Dee Durham for his visit, the 6-0, 180-pounder says that he really enjoyed the way the players talked to him truthfully about what he could expect to be an Auburn Tiger.

"I liked them," he notes. "They were telling me the truth, they didn't want to approach me just so I would come here to school, they were telling me the truth about the school. They told me how much the coaches have taught them and treat them fairly."

Done with his season after American finished the year 7-4, Anam says that he enjoyed the move from his free safety spot as a junior to outside linebacker his senior season. A three-year starter since picking up the game of football as a 10th grader, Anam totaled 85 tackles, eight sacks and one interception playing on the same side as defensive end John Wood, who also visited Auburn over the weekend.

"My real position is going to be safety," he says. "I like safety. I like coming up and hitting running backs and receivers coming over the middle. I can also cover pretty well. I'm a pretty good tackler and I have the speed to cover sideline to sideline. I'm also very aggressive."

Tiger Ticket Extra: Anam says that he and Wood wouldn't mind attending the same school and have talked about it on numerous times. While noting that the move to outside linebacker this season would have been a tough transition without the 6-3, 225 Wood in front of him at defensive end, Anam says that he really appreciates everything the big guy did for him this year. "He's great," Anam says of Wood. "He frees me up most of the time because they double-team him. That's how I was able to make the plays I made this year." Wood is widely considered one of the top defensive ends in the South this year.


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