After entertaining the idea of taking a trip to Oklahoma State for just a moment, the 6-0, 180 Etheridge says after taking a trip to Auburn over the weekend for an unofficial visit that he's happy with the Tigers.
"I'm pretty much done," Etheridge tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I'm scheduled to visit Auburn on January 13 and I'm not taking any other visits."
With six official visitors in over the weekend, Etheridge and several other players took the opportunity to check out a bowl practice by the Tigers. Along with quarterback commitment Neil Caudle and lineman recruit Byron Isom, Etheridge says he took in Saturday's practice along with his family and got a chance to talk with the coaches.
"It went fine," Etheridge says. "We just came over and watched practice. I also talked with Coach (Tommy) Tuberville and Coach (David) Gibbs. It wasn't an intense practice, but they were out there having fun."
Etheridge was one of the more physically impressive defensive backs to come through Auburn's camps this summer.
One of the positives for the weekend visit for Etheridge was having the chance to talk with several of the current Tiger defensive backs, players he will become very close with in the coming seasons. Etheridge says it was important for him to meet some of the guys and get to know them before he reports to Auburn next summer.
"I talked to Steve Gandy, Jerraud Powers, Aairon Savage and a lot of guys," Etheridge says. "They were just talking and letting me know what to expect. It was a great opportunity to meet all the guys so when I get up there I won't be trying to find friends. Now I'll have some before I get there."
Named an All-State performer for the Trojans as well as the member of the Super 12 by the Dothan Eagle, Etheridge says he played well as a senior despite the struggles of his team. Deciding against playing basketball this winter, Etheridge says he will run track in the spring to get him ready for the summer workouts in Auburn.