Four-Star Floridian Likes Tigers and Tigers

This large lineman is receiving a great deal of attention following an unusual senior season.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.--One of the South's more talented defensive lineman prospects says that he plans to take an official visit to check out the Auburn Tigers in January.

Boyd Anderson High School tackle Charles Deas says that both Auburn and LSU will get visits and he's looking at two other schools currently that could join them before signing day in February.

"I'm looking at LSU, Auburn, Nebraska and Georgia," Deas tells Inside The Auburn Tigers.

"I'm visiting Auburn on the 13th and 14 of January," Deas adds. "I will go to LSU on the 21st and 22nd of January. That's the only two I have set up so far."

Deas may be physically ready to come in and play on the collegiate level.

A player who sat out his senior season to concentrate on his academics by the order of his mother, Deas says that he feels good about his future after improving his grades in every area this year. Because of that colleges have been around to visit with him regularly with Auburn in this week to see him.

"Auburn was here recently," Deas says. "Coach (Eddie) Gran and Coach (Tommy) Tuberville were here on Monday. It was great because I got to know a lot of stuff that I wanted to know and asked about.

"I think they have a great tradition," Deas says of the Tigers. "I like their defensive line and how they play. Two of my former teammates are up that way as well (Stanley McClover and Pat Sims). I haven't talked with them yet though."

Working out to stay in shape while not playing, Deas says he's currently weighing 320 pounds on his 6-5 frame and feels good about his progression despite not being on the field. As a junior he had 68 tackles and 10 sacks and is rated as the number 22 defensive tackle in the country by

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