Safety Has Tigers In Top Two

This South Florida star says Auburn is running neck-and-neck with an ACC school for his services.

Miami, Fla.--Safety Larry Anam from American High School is considered one of the top defensive back prospects in talent rich South Florida. With visits to Boston College and Georgia Tech scheduled for the next two weekends, the 6-0, 180 pound speedster says that he has a tough decision to make in the coming weeks regarding his future school.

"My top two are Auburn and N.C. State," he tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I like the coaches at Auburn. They don't lie to me. They don't tell me things just to make me feel important. They just come straight-forward and say everything truthfully. I got along with the players and the coaches so I like Auburn. N.C. State is kind of like Auburn for me. It's going to be a difficult decision. I like the coaches and players there as well."

Playing out of position at outside linebacker this season, Anam totaled 85 tackles, 11 tackles for losses, 8 sacks and 1 interception playing alongside standout defensive end John Wood, who is also considering the Tigers. The two visited together the weekend of the Alabama game and Anam says the Auburn fans really made an impression on both when they saw them in person.

Being recruited as a strong safety by most schools, Anam says he will wait until after his visit to Atlanta before making a decision but it is expected to be a two-team race between the Tigers and the Wolfpack.

Tiger Ticket Extra: One of the top defensive end prospects in the country, the 6-4, 230 pound Wood was a three-year starter at defensive end for American. Wood is one of those rare athletes that doesn't come along very often. Although he weighs 230 pounds, he has run a 4.66 40-yard dash and averages 14.7 points and 15.1 rebounds per game as a power forward for the basketball team. With a bench press of 320 pounds and a 460 pound squat, the already strong Wood will have a chance to become even stronger in a college winter weight program where he can specialize in gaining size and strength instead of playing basketball. He is expected to receive an in-home visit from the Auburn coaches this week along with Anam, Tre Smith and Devin Aromashodu.

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