Hoops Recruit Gives AU Visit High Marks

A basketball prospect comments on his trip to check out Jeff Lebo's Tigers.

Douglasville, Ga.--With the spring signing period just around the corner, Matt Heramb isn't ready to commit just yet, but he does have a leader.

"Auburn is my leader," says the 6-9 1/2, 210-pound senior from Chapel Hill High School. He says that he is also considering Colorado and Western Kentucky

Heramb took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend and gave the trip a thumbs up. "The visit went well," he told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "The first day I got there I ate dinner with the coaching staff and visited with them some and then went out with some of the guys on the team.

"I also went to see the strength coach, the athletic director, the dean of students and the head of the finance department," notes Heramb, who is interested in majoring in finance as a collegian.

"I liked the visit a lot, actually," he says of the trip to Auburn. "I like all the people. The people were all nice. The campus is pretty and I think I got along with the people on the team pretty well."

Heramb notes that a pair of freshmen from the state of Georgia, Rasheem Barrett and Korvotney Barber, were his player hosts.

He says that head coach Jeff Lebo told him that Auburn is recruiting him to be a power forward (four). "He said I would mainly play a four position, but depending on who is in the game I might swing from a five (center) to a three (small forward)."

Heramb says he hopes to have a decision by Wednesday, the first day high school seniors and junior college players can sign scholarship papers in the spring period.

"I am pretty sure where I am going, but I am not 100 percent," he says. "I think I am going to call some of the coaches in the next couple of days to let them know my final decision."

Heramb took an official recruiting visit to Auburn over the weekend along with junior college guard Archie Miaway from Tallahassee, Fla., Community College. Miaway told Inside the Auburn Tigers that he plans to sign with the Tigers on Wednesday.

Heramb says he averaged between 14 and 15 points per game as a senior for Chapel High High along with right at seven rebounds and better than four blocked shots and four assists per game.

Auburn has two early period signees, 6-6 forward Lucas Hargrove from Northeast Richland High in Columbia, S.C., and 6-4 guard Kelvin Lewis from North Crowley High in Forth Worth, Tex. Auburn also has a verbal commitment for the spring signing period that begins Wednesday from 6-1 guard Dewayne Reed from Wheatley High in Houston, Tex.


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