Greenwood Set For Visit To Auburn

The big lineman from Prattville comments on the Tigers and the other finalists for where he will play his college football.

Prattville, Ala.--For defensive lineman Bobby Greenwood, one more recruiting trip is in the works before the 6-6, 248-pounder makes a decision on where he wants to attend college.

Greenwood, who visited Florida State last week and says he enjoyed the weekend, in Tallahassee will be in Auburn to check out the Tigers this weekend. He has already visited Alabama, the third team in his group of finalists.

"I will probably be ready to make a decision by the end of next week," Greenwood tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

The tall defensive lineman is weighing his choices carefully. "This concerns where I am going to spend the next four or five years so I want to make a good decision," he says. "I am going to chose the place where I feel the most comfortable."

Greenwood says he is undecided about a field of study in college. "I don't know," he says. "I am thinking about criminology. A lot of my family has been in law enforcement."

Bobby Greenwood

Looking at the candidates, he says that he really likes the Florida State Seminoles despite growing up a fan of that team's archrival. "I liked Florida during the Spurrier Era, but things change," he notes. "I have got a chance to spend a lot of one-on-one time with the FSU coaches there and got to meet a lot of players and get a feel for the campus and I liked it."

FSU head coach Bobby Bowden made a trip to Prattville this week where he talked to the lineman and made the rounds at Prattville High School.

Commenting on what he likes about Alabama, Greenwood says, "I am friends with (Tide offensive lineman) Kyle Tatum, who is from Prattville. Alabama has a lot of tradition and I like Coach Shula and Coach Randolph. I think they are up and coming."

The Tide program is trying to shake off the effects of damaging NCAA sanctions that have hurt the team's won/loss record in recent seasons and helped contribute to a three-game losing streak to close the 2004 campaign.

Looking at the SEC and Sugar Bowl champion Auburn Tigers, who just competed a 13-0 season," Greenwood says, "They are coming off a great football season. Auburn is not too far from home and I really like Coach (Tommy) Tuberville. He made an in-home visit about a week and half ago and that went really well."

Greenwood says that reserve center Will Ward, a former Prattville High standout, is a friend as is graduating senior defensive end Bret Eddins.

He also notes that one of his friends from Montgomery, tight end Tommy Trott, will be playing for the Tigers this season. Trott, the state's No. 1 ranked prospect, announced on Wednesday night that he will sign with the Tigers.

Just 24 hours later the Trinity Presbyterian star was on the phone with Greenwood, something he says is not that unusual, however, the Thursday night call had a new twist. "Now he is trying to recruit me for Auburn," Greenwood says with a chuckle.

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