Greenwood Comments On Visit to Auburn

A report on a highly regarded high school football senior Bobby Greenwood is featured.

Prattville, Ala.--Bobby Greenwood, who took an official visit to Auburn this weekend, gave high marks to his trip to check out the AU football program.

"It was great visit," he says. "I had a great time hanging out with the players and coaches. I really enjoyed it."

Bobby Greenwood

Greenwood, a 6-6, 248-pound defensive end, has already taken visits to FSU and Alabama. He is the top uncommitted prospect remaining in the state of Alabama.

He helped Prattville High reach the finals of the Class 6A state championship where the Lions fell to Hoover.

Unlike last weekend, when the Tigers had a large group of official visitors, this weekend he was one of three players at Auburn to check out the AU campus. Greenwood says that was not a negative.

"It gave me more individual time with the coaches," he says. "I got to sit down and hang out with them more. I actually kind of like the small group instead of visiting with a big group of people.

"There was a big group when I went to Alabama," he says. "At Florida State it was a small group, just me and another guy."

Greenwood, who arrived in Auburn on Friday, had a familiar face waiting for him to show him around campus. "William Ward was my player host," he says. "It was great. He is a Prattville boy and we used to play together. It was great catching up with him." Ward is a center for the Tigers.

"On Friday we went to his apartment, hung out and met up with some players," Greenwood says. "On Saturday night we had a big get-together. I actually met up with Tommy Trott, too. He was there last night. We had a good time."

Trott, a tight end from Trinity Presbyterian in Montgomery, verbally committed to the Tigers last Wednesday. He is rated as the state's top prospect.

"I talked to academic folks on Saturday morning," Greenwood says. "That went real well. I talked to the folks in criminology." Later that day he got a tour of the stadium and says he enjoyed that.

Looking at the big picture, Greenwood says, "It is straight even right now. My visit to Auburn definitely made my decision a lot harder. I just have to sit down and go over the pros and cons of each school. I will hopefully decide before next weekend.

"I had a great meeting with my position coach. Coach (Terry) Price talked to me about the defense and I feel like I could really fit in. We talked about other players at my position and talked about me being a strongside defensive end."

Greenwood says he also enjoyed spending time with head coach Tommy Tuberville. "We talked about a lot of different things," Greenwood notes. "He answered my questions. He really told me that I need to go to a school where the school can help me out rather than me helping out the school."

Overall, he says he would give the visit a 9.5 on a 1-10 scale, noting that all three of his official visits turned out well. "All of them were great," he says.

Greenwood says he is still not ready to select a college. "I am going to try to announce on Friday," he says. "The recruiting process has been long, but it only happens one time in your life and I have enjoyed it so far.

"The Auburn visit was great," he adds. "There were no minuses in the whole process. I liked the town, I liked everything about the weekend."

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