Defensive Player Still High On the Tigers

An update on a prospect who is considering the Tigers and several other colleges is featured.

Pompano Beach, Fla.--Cornerback Walter McFadden from Ely High said Sunday night that he will wait until Wednesday morning to announce his college choice. However, it looks promising for the Auburn Tigers.

McFadden wrapped up his visit schedule with a trip to the University of Illinois this weekend. He had originally planned to visit the University of Florida, but instead went to the new home of former University of Florida coach Ron Zook, who had recruited him last fall for the Gators.

"I have been busy talking to coaches since I got back," says McFadden, who says the Tigers are at the top of his list as he prepares to make his college decision.

"I really liked my visit to Auburn and like the players and the coaches there," he says.

McFadden, who was a standout earlier this month at the Dade-Broward All-Star Game, watched the Tigers defeat Arkansas on his official visit to AU. The 6-0, 175-pounder has been a prime target for the Tigers throughout this recruiting season.

He also took official visits to Michigan State and the University of South Florida. McFadden says the game day atmosphere in Auburn also impressed him along with the people he met on his weekend on the AU campus.

Walter McFadden

With sub 4.5 speed in the 40 and excellent coverage skills, McFadden is one of the fastest and quickest prospects the Tigers are recruiting. In 2004 he was credited with 56 tackles, seven pass break-ups and three interceptions despite most opponents attacking the other side of the field when they passed the football.

McFadden used his speed as a return man, too, with three kickoffs for scores and one punt for a touchdown.

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