Standout Devin Aromashodu tells Inside The Auburn Tigers that although coaching changes have been made, the Tigers are still the team to beat for his services.
"Auburn is my leader by a lot," he notes. "I like Coach (Eddie) Gran, Coach (Greg) Knox and Coach (Tommy) Tuberville. I also like the quarterback situation they have. They've got a young quarterback that has had some playing time. I feel like I can go in and get some early playing time there and I like that."
Aromashodu is considered one of the top high school players in Florida this season.
While the Tigers have made some changes since Aromashodu visited on November 16, most notably losing offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone and defensive coordinator John Lovett, he says that Auburn is still the school that feels the best about with national signing day a month away.
After visiting Michigan State, Ohio State and Auburn before Christmas, Aromashodu will take his final two visits to North Carolina State on January 11 and Florida on January 18 before making his decision. With both schools known for throwing the ball all over the field it seems only natural that Aromashodu would be a prime target for each in this class.
Despite facing constant double, and sometimes triple teams from his wide receiver spot, the summer camp standout still managed to gain over 400 yards receiving for a team he says had its best record in a while in 2001. "We never do that good," he notes. "This was the best record we have had in three years at 4-6."
A visitor to Auburn this summer for a camp, Aromashodu is known for his high-flying acrobatics when the ball is in the air. With a vertical leap in excess of 40 inches, this 6-2, 185 pound ballhawk will be a wanted man when Signing Day 2002 rolls around.
Tiger Ticket Extra: With the losses of senior Tim Carter and sophomore Allen Tillman from the receiving corps and the uncertainty of junior Deandre Green's future, the wide receiver position is one of concern for the Tigers heading into the 2002 season. Along with Aromashodu, Auburn already has a commitment from Toby Zeigler from Louisiana but are looking to sign at least two and possibly three more in the class. Some of the top prospects the Tigers are looking at are Loachapoka star Montae Pitts, Selma's Ben Obomanu and Ft. Pierce, Fla., speedster Jemalle Cornelius.