Football Prospect Discusses Visit From AU Coaches

With signing day on Wednesday, Auburn coaches have been on the road looking to put the finishing touches on their 2005 signee class.

New Orleans, La.--Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville brought two assistants coaches for an in-home visit to re-confirm Alonzo Horton's commitment to play college football for the Tigers.

On Saturday, the talented defensive end from Abramson High School said that everything is squared away for him to sign scholarship papers with the Tigers on Wednesday.

A week ago the 6-3, 225-pounder, who had an impressive senior season with 125 tackles, 16 sacks, four forced fumbles, three blocked kicks and a fumble recovery, announced that he had changed his plans and was going to sign with Ole Miss. He visited Oxford, Miss., last weekend to check out the Rebels.

However, after returning to New Orleans, he changed again and said he was sticking with his original plans to play for Auburn.

Alonzo Horton

"Everything went real well with Coach Tuberville's visit," Horton says. "We talked about how things were going to go when I am at Auburn and how school is going to be. Coach Tuberville told me that I have to be sure I make good grades early when I get to college because the NCAA has gotten very strict on that.

"Coach told me that there is going to be some hard work ahead and that I need to get ready for that," Horton told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "He also said we are going to have a lot of fun, too."

Horton notes that Tuberville flew in to see him with assistant coaches Greg Knox and Terry Price. Knox recruits the New Orleans area for Auburn while Price is expected to be Horton's position coach in college.

The defensive end said the coaches also went over the procedure with him for faxing in his letter of intent to play for Auburn on Wednesday. He says that he plans to take care of that early on signing day.

Horton says Ole Miss is totally out of the picture now. Earlier in the week he pleaded "temporary insanity" to explain his abrupt change of plans of switching schools from Auburn to Ole Miss.

"I am looking forward to being at Auburn," he says. "I plan to come in early in the summer to get started."


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