Defensive End Discusses Visit to The Plains

One of the players in for an official visit to Auburn discusses his weeked football recruiting visit.

Stone Mountain, Ga.--Defensive end Brandon Cannon said his official visit to Auburn was a good one and he is higher on the Tigers now than he was before making the trip. However, the 6-3, 240-pounder from Stephenson High says he is not ready to make a decision.

A three-year starter, he has been recruited by a variety of colleges. Clemson and North Carolina look to be the main competition. He took an early visit to Maryland. Georgia Tech and Ohio State have also been recruiting him.

"It went pretty good," Cannon told Inside the Auburn Tigers about his trip to Auburn. He was one of 16 prospects on campus for official visits this weekend. "I like the family atmosphere, the players and the coaches. I am going to visit Clemson next weekend and then that is it."

Cannon had a long talk with defensive ends coach Terry Price and discussed how he could fit in at Auburn. Cannon said that he realizes that Auburn is graduating three defensive ends and this could be a good situation for him to have a chance for early playing time.

Brandon Cannon

The defensive end said the weekend was busy with meetings with coaches and staff members, including head man Tommy Tuberville, tours of the football complex, the indoor practice facility and Jordan-Hare Stadium. He also watched the Tigers defeat Alabama in basketball on Saturday evening and then went out to dinner with players after that.

"Overall, I had a real good visit and I am considering Auburn," he said.

Tiger Ticket Extra: Cannon was a standout at an Auburn football camp this past summer...He runs a 4.8 40-yard dash and has good lateral movement. His high school teammate, 6-0, 180, 4.4 cornerback Demario Minter, is scheduled to visit Auburn on Jan. 25th...Cannon bench presses 275 pounds and wants to major in sports medicine with a minor in business management..Cannon missed the first three games of his senior season with a high ankle sprain, but played in 10 games as his team advanced deep into the third round of the state playoffs. "It was a problem earlier in the season, but I am completely recovered now," he says...When asked what his favorite part of the weekend in Auburn was, Cannon said, "The hospitality and the Tigerettes. The basketball game was pretty cool, too. I enjoyed hanging out with the players. They are real cool, too."

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