Defensive Back High On AU After Visit To Auburn

A talented football prospect discusses his weekend checking out the Tigers.

Pompano Beach, Fla.--Finding cornerbacks is a high priority for the 2005 Auburn football signee class and the Tigers are definitely in the mix for a player at that position who took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend.

Walter McFadden, a 6-0, 175 speedster from Ely High School, gave his official visit to Auburn very high marks.

"I loved it," McFadden says. "I think Auburn is the place for me. I am thinking about committing. I haven't committed yet, but I am thinking about it. I like Auburn a lot--plus they are Tigers, just like me (at Ely High)."

Cornerback Walter McFadden

McFadden and two other official visitors, linebacker Demetri Stewart from Northeast High in Oakland Park, Fla., and defensive lineman Brian West from Ozen High in Beaumont, Tex., watched Auburn defeat Arkansas 38-20 on Saturday. That improved the Tigers' record to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the SEC.

McFadden, who runs a sub 4.5 40-yard dash, says he really enjoyed the spectacle of Auburn football on a beautiful October Saturday afternoon with a packed house and enthusiastic crowd.

"I loved the Tiger Walk and the fans," he says. "They love their football team up here. I loved the game, too."

McFadden, who visited Auburn earlier this year for a summer football camp, plays cornerback, wide receiver and is a kickoff return man. He says he enjoyed meeting members of the 2004 Auburn team and says they are a lot of fun to be around.

"I loved the party I went to on Saturday night," he says. "The team is really together. It is a family at Auburn. I want to be a part of a family--just like my high school team."

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