Prospect Enjoys Watching Tigers Sack Bama

A defensive line prospect talks about his visit to Auburn to watch the Tigers defeat Alabama.

Louisville, Ky.-—One of the South's top defensive linemen has narrowed his list to four schools and is hoping to make a decision before signing day. Central High's Corey Peters says that even though his season is done and the weather is turning cold, his recruiting is still red hot.

"It's still pretty hectic," Peters tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "My top four are Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville and Minnesota."

Over the weekend Peters had a chance to see one of his favorites in action when Auburn took on Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl. A game featuring two teams ranked in the Top 11 in the country last week, it lived up to all the billing as an exciting game--at least from an Auburn prospective. The Tigers domianted the Crimson Tide line on the way to a 28-18 victory. Peters says there's no way you can't be impressed by the atmosphere he witnessed on Saturday.

"I came to Auburn last weekend," Peters says. "It was a great experience. The best football atmosphere I have been in so far. That's a big plus. It seemed to me like the fans, you go to some games and the fans are in it for big plays or big times in the game, but there it seemed like it was always loud every play. It seemed like Auburn was making a sack every play."

Peters is an athletic player that is growing into the defensive tackle position.

A 6-3 1/2, 275-pounder with good feet and quickness, Peters moved inside to tackle after playing end his previous years in high school. He says that the transition was tough, but overall he feels like it was a solid year for him despite his team not advancing in the playoffs.

"We're done," Peters says. "I had a pretty good season. I don't know my stats, but I improved. There are still a lot of areas I need work in. I moved from end to tackle this year and that's a little bit tougher."

Hoping to make his decision as soon as possible, Peters says that he has two of his official visits already scheduled with plans for the other two in the works. "I have official visits set for Louisville and Kentucky," Peters says. "Kentucky is on the 17th (December) and Louisville is on the 10th. I haven't set one for Auburn yet, but I'm checking it out and trying to see what's available."

As a junior Peters had an unbelievable year from his end position with 88 tackles, 25 for a loss, 12 sacks and four caused fumbles. A player who will likely end up on the interior defensive line on the next level, Peters says that he's not looking for anything in particular when he makes his final choice, but says he'll just know.

"I want to get it out of the way, but I'm not going to rush it," Peters says. "They tell me ‘once you know, you know,' so I'm hoping I know after my visits."

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