Players, Parade Impress Prospect

This prospect who took an official visit to Auburn discusses his trip to AU.

Pelham, Ala.--Wide receiver Montez Billings says his weekend in Auburn confirmed his previous decision that Auburn is the place he wants to play college football.

"It went really great," he says. "I had real fun at the parade and everything." Auburn put on a Parade of Champions on Saturday that attracted more the 10,000 fans to Toomer's Corner to salute the 13-0 2004 football team.

Billings says his player host, junior wide receiver Devin Aromashodu, introduced the high school senior to many of his future teammates.

"We just hung out with some of the football players--chilled at some of their houses and stuff," he says. "I liked that. They're real fun to hang out with."

On Saturday night the lights were on at Jordan-Hare Stadium and he and the other recruits ran through the tunnel from the Auburn dressing room onto the turf like they were doing a pre-game entrance.

"We put on jerseys, gloves and wristbands, ran out on the field and and took pictures and everything," he says.

Billings, who is currently playing basketball for Pelham High, says he is working hard in the classroom to make sure he gains his freshman eligibility. "It's going real great right now," he says. "I can't wait to be away from home. I just want to meet more people and play football."

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