Earlier Commitment Talks About Visit

This Alabama defender says he feels good about his decision to become a Tiger.

Russellville, Ala.--One of the first verbal commitments to the Auburn Tigers for the 2002 class took an official visit to the Plains this weekend and he says it was everything he expected and more. Defensive back Kevin Sears, one of the top players in Alabama this season, left Auburn exactly as he came in, firmly committed to being a Tiger.

"My visit went well this weekend," he tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It was fun and everything. I had a great time meeting all the other players." Hosted by linebacker Mayo Sowell on his official visit, Sears notes nothing in particular stood out about his visit. He just "liked it all".

Saying that he feels real good about his decision to attend Auburn, Sears is now concentrating on the current basketball season. Starting at forward, the 6-4, 222 pound cousin of former Auburn lineman Colin Sears says that he will run track this spring when his basketball season comes to an end.

Recruited by Auburn to play one of the safety positions, Sears has the ability to play a number of spots on the very multiple Tiger defense. With better than 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash and the size to play linebacker, he fits the bill for the Whip position almost perfectly as well as the strong safety spot.

Tiger Ticket Extra: Kevin Sears may not be the last Sears to play football for Auburn. Younger brother Aaron Sears, just a junior, will likely be one of the more highly recruited players in the South next season. The huge start for the Golden Tigers is already thought of as one of the top linemen around heading into his senior season...Kevin was accompanied on his visit by several family members, including cousin Colin.

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