Visit Provides Definition For Football Recruit

Football prospect has strong opinion about his weekend in Auburn.

Birmingham, Ala.--Rex Sharpe, a 6-3, 215-pound linebacker from Fairfield High School who committed to Auburn in September, says his official visit to the Plains was everything he expected and more.

"It went great," Sharpe says. "I loved my visit. It defined my commitment more and made me more excited about where I want to go and where I want to be. I just love the family feeling and all of the players are telling me that the coaches never lie to you."

Sharpe's player host was linebacker Kevin Sears. He says he's looking forward to playing along side Sears under coach Joe Whitt.

"He's a great linebacker coach," Sharpe says. "Everything I hear is great."

Rex Sharpe

The speedy linebacker, who also plays basketball for Fairfield, says he plans to concentrate on taking care of his academics his senior year so he can be report to report as a freshman this summer. He says that he is making progress on that front and he plans to be a qualifier. "School is going great," he says.

Like other recruits who were in Auburn mentioned this weekend, Sharpe said he enjoyed the Parade of Champions honoring the 13-0 2004 Tigers as well as meeting the other football players.

"When I got to Auburn we went to different players' houses and hung out," he says. "Saturday we did basically the same thing and we went out to eat. The players were just treating me real nice. The parade was one of the best things I saw this weekend. I talked to most of recruits. Everybody had a good time."

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