Prospect Says Auburn Is His Leader

A prospect who checked out the Tigers on an official visit as they defeated Georgia has good things to say about his trip to AU.

El Dorado, Kan.--Jonathan Wilhite, an outstanding cornerback on an outstanding Butler County Community College football team, says that Auburn is his strong leader after visiting the campus on an official visit.

Wilhite, a 5-10, 175 speedster who is from Ouachita High in Monroe, La., hopes to graduate in December with three years of eligibility at the Division I level.

Commenting on his visit to Auburn, where he watched the Tigers go to 10-0 with a 24-6 victory over Georgia on Saturday, Wilhite said, "I liked being around the environment. The game was impressive. Auburn has some good leaders on the team like the quarterback Jason Campbell, the cornerback Carlos Rogers and that safety, Junior Rosegreen.

"David Irons and the coaches have been talking good about the school," he adds. "They tell me that they want me to come in this December and try to earn a starting position at cornerback for next season." Irons is redshirting this season after going through ACL surgery. The Auburn junior played last season with Wilhite at Butler County Community College.

Jonathan Wilhite

"Auburn is number one my list and they have been from day one," Wilhite says. "I am going to take the rest of my visits, but hopefully Auburn will come out on top.

"I am going to LSU, Oklahoma State, UAB and Memphis probably," Wilhite notes. "I have talked to Purdue about a visit, too, as well as Louisville."

Auburn's cornerbacks put on an impressive show vs. Georgia, particularly senior Carlos Rogers. That didn't go unnoticed by the visitor from Kansas.

"I like watching guys like Carlos Rogers play," Wilhite says. "Basically, he is a shutdown corner. He can cover and can step up and make big plays. He can stop the run, too. The coaches at Auburn are looking for a full-package guy--a guy who can come in and cover and make big plays and support the run."

Wilhite says he believes he is that type of player.

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