Tailback Prospect Discusses Visit to Auburn

Snow Hill, Md.--Benjamin Tate, who verbally committed to Auburn in July, visited the Auburn University campus over the weekend to check out the Tigers during their first week of practice.

The 5-10 1/2, 205-pounder rushed for 2,886 yards as a junior while scoring 41 touchdowns. He got an early offer from AU after showing up well at a summer football camp on the Auburn campus.

Commenting on his first Auburn practice, Tate says, "It is a lot more organized and things are a lot quicker than in high school. It's different, but it wasn't that difference because you work on the same things."

Tate says he feels better than ever about his commitment to Auburn and notes that he "definitely" plans to sign with the Tigers. He says that could happen in December because he is on track to be an early high school graduate who could enroll for classes at Auburn in January.

Benjamin Tate is shown during a workout at an AU summer football camp.

Tate is scheduled to be back in Auburn for the Sept. 3rd season opener vs. Georgia Tech. He will be taking his official visit that weekend.

"I have been working and training hard, getting ready for the coming season," he says. "It is almost like getting ready for college because I am thinking about the linebackers and the cornerbacks I have to run over when I get to the college level," he says.

"I am just working on my overall game," he adds. "You can never be good enough. I am trying to get ready to made an impact when I come to Auburn."

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