AU Visit "Lots of Fun," Prospect Says

A defensive line prospect who took an official visit to Auburn discusses his trip to the AU campus.

Auburn, Ala.--Opelika High defensive line prospect Zach Clayton says he had a great time on his official visit to Auburn and the weekend re-affirms his commitment to the Tigers.

"It went really well," he says. "I enjoyed it. I'd definitely give it a 9 or 10. I had a lot of fun."

Clayton committed to Auburn in September and spent this weekend spending time with some other prospects that have been committed to the Tigers since early in the recruiting process.

"Most of the guys I was hanging out with had already committed," he notes. "We were trying to sway (the others) decision a little bit.

"I was hanging out with (AU commitments) Bart Eddins, Steven Ensminger and Neil Caudle," Clayton adds. "Jason Bosley was my host. We got along real well. We fit well personality-wise. He was pretty laid back and I'm pretty laid back, too. It was a good match."

Clayton's father, Jerry Clayton, is an assistant track coach at Auburn, but Zach says that had little to no influence on his decision to become a Tiger.

"It didn't really have a big effect because I've wanted to come here since we moved here (seven years ago) because I enjoy the town and everything," he says.

Zach Clayton

Already being familiar with the city of Auburn, Clayton says that the new academic center for student/athletes was the biggest surprise of his official visit.

"I had never been in the academic center before," he says. "We got to go in and take a tour of that. That was pretty impressive. I definitely liked that. Coming in I was a little questionable about my major. I think I've got it narrowed down pretty good now. The one that I'm really considering majoring in is business finance."

Clayton adds that the best part of the visit was the food and hanging with some of the guys.

"Saturday night we got to watch a highlight film and we got to eat steak down at the Tiger Den," he says. "That was pretty interesting. Then we got to go into the locker room and put on jerseys and take pictures.

"We went over to Blake Field's apartment and watched movies," he adds. "We went out and checked out the night life and it was pretty fun."

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