Big DT Likes Tigers After Camp Visit

This talented defensive tackle prospect talks about Auburn after visiting for a recent camp.

Duluth, Ga.--One of the more highly regarded defensive tackle prospects in the South took a visit to Auburn last week for a camp and came away impressed by what he saw of the Tigers' program.

Athletic Cordian Hagans from Northview High says that his trip only reconfirmed what he already knew about Auburn.

"I have visited Auburn before and I really liked it," Hagans says. "Going back I just liked it even more."

Taking part in the second day of the two-day camp at Auburn, the 6-4, 265 Hagans was one of the more impressive players on the defensive side of the ball out of the more than 400 camp participants. Despite only getting to work for a few hours, Hagans says he doesn't have any doubts that he helped his stock in the eyes of the Auburn coaches.

"I think I did pretty good," Hagans says. "I got a chance to show my strength and quickness. I think the coaches really liked it. They already know what I can do so basically that just confirmed it."

Hagans works in a drill at the recent camp.

Already with an offer from the Tigers before he came to the camp, Hagans says that he has continued to add schools regularly over the spring with Alabama and North Carolina State among his most recent offers. Spreading his scope to check out schools all around the South and up the East Coast, Hagans says that while he's unsure of an overall favorite, one thing he is certain of is that Auburn will be in the mix at the end.

"I'm up to 17 offers right now with my latest offer from Rutgers," Hagans says. "I'm open right now. I'm still looking around but Auburn is definitely in my top group."

Having visited Auburn and South Carolina, another longtime favorite for Hagans, he says that he'll now concentrate on trying to visit as many schools as possible before he begins practices in August. "I know I'm going to visit North Carolina and probably Clemson and Florida," Hagans says. "I'll be visiting a lot of people. I don't know the exact list right now."

As a junior Hagans was very good in the middle of the Northview defense. Despite facing constant double teams, he finished with 56 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, and three sacks. A standout in San Antonio for the U.S. Army Junior Combine, Hagans ran a very respectable 5.01 40-yard dash time on a slow track after checking in at 6-4, 263.

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