Down To Three

One of the top players in Alabama says he will choose between three schools in the coming days.

Eclectic, Ala.--Saying it's down to three schools following his visit to the Plains this weekend, 6-4, 250 pound defensive end Ben Grubbs from Elmore County High returned home with good things to say about his visit to Auburn.

"It went pretty well," he tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I liked the players, that's one thing that stood out the most about it. It was amazing how we got to be so close in a short amount of time, how we became a family that quick."

Rating his visit an 8 out of 10, Grubbs was hosted by old friend Spencer Johnson. Having known each other since Johnson's days at Southern Choctaw High when his coach (a former coach at Southern Choctaw) introduced the two in Birmingham, Grubbs says it was good to see Johnson again.

Ben Grubbs looks to the sideline during an early season game.

A weight room junkie, Grubbs benches 375 pounds and squats 555 pounds. Not surprisingly, he gushed when talking about Auburn's new weight room facility. "It was nice, it was very impressive," he says about the pride and joy of strength and conditioning coach Kevin Yoxall.

Playing middle linebacker as a senior, he finished with 115 tackles with three sacks and one interception. Moving from tight end to fullback on offense during the season, Grubbs rushed for two touchdowns in mainly spot duty and short yardage situations.

Through with all his official visits, Grubbs will now sit back a few days and think things over before making a final decision. Saying that he doesn't have a leader right now, Grubbs says he'll choose between Auburn, Alabama and LSU sometime in the next couple of days. He says that there are just a few things that will determine which school is the lucky one.

"It's just basically where I feel more comfortable at," he notes. "All of them have great academic surroundings and at athletics all are pretty decent. It just comes down to where I feel more comfortable."

Tiger Ticket Extra: Grubbs was a little known prospect until making a name for himself at this past summer's Jackson Hospital Combine in Montgomery. Showing outstanding agility and quickness for someone his size, he wowed the dozens of college coaches in attendance and began to serve notice that he would be a name to be remembered this season.

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