Louisiana Standout Names A Leader

This defensive back from Louisiana has a large list of offers, but says that only one college really excites him right now.

New Orleans, La.—Patrick Trahan, a 6-2 ½, 212-pound safety prospect who was a standout at one of Auburn's summer passing camps, is sporting a sizeable list of major offers and has a strong leader for his services.

The Saint Augustine High standout, who had 66 tackles, 16 sacks and nine forced fumbles as a junior, says the he currently holds offers from Auburn, LSU, Florida, Nebraska, UCLA, Indiana, Minnesota and West Virginia.

However, Trahan explains that one college really stands out. "I mean, I like some schools right now, but personally I would say that the school that is ahead is Auburn," he says. "Auburn has a pretty good lead right now."

Trahan notes that one of the reasons the Tigers hold such a large lead is their defense. "They always have a great defense," the senior says. "They are always consistently in the top of total defense and they always have around the same rank in the nation. They have had a good last couple of years. I think I fit in good with the defense and everything. I also just like the area in Alabama."

Patrick Trahan showed his skills at the Auburn team passing camp this summer.

The big safety also notes that he is planning on making his college choice early. "I am probably going to make a decision sometime during the season," Trahan says. "It will probably be during the middle of the season."

After hitting summer camps at Auburn and LSU, Trahan says he began to focus on his senior season at Saint Augustine. "Our football team had a team camp and then we pretty much started for the season," he explains. "We had our first scrimmage last week and we play our jamboree this weekend."

When he takes the field for his team this season, Trahan says that he will be playing more than just safety. "I play a lot of positions," he notes. "This year I am going to be playing safety, and I might be playing a little cornerback. I play different positions depending on the strength of the team. If we have a weakness or a place where somebody is lacking, I go play that position."

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