Florida Prospect Enjoys Visit to Auburn

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Miami, Fla.--Malcolm Munroe says he left his official visit to Auburn with a good feeling about Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers after watching AU win an exciting 23-13 football victory over Kansas State on Saturday.

"I had a great time and the Tiger Walk was just amazing," says the linebacker, who arrived on campus in Auburn on Friday after playing a season-opening game on Thursday night. "I have never seen anything like that in my life."

The 6-3, 205-pound linebacker from Coral Reef High School spent time with his player host, senior defensive end Quentin Groves, after the game on Saturday. Groves, a returning All-SEC performer, had one of the most exciting plays of the game when his sack on Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman caused a fumble that led to a scoop and score touchdown by fellow defensive end Antonio Coleman with 1:11 left to seal the victory for the Tigers.

"I had a great time with Quentin Groves, my host, and they won the game," Munroe says. "We went to his house and we talked one on one. He told me the truth about what type of place Auburn is. He didn't tell me the fluff. We went out to a party and had fun."

Munroe, who made the Miami Scout.com All-Combine Team this year, is a prospect who is in demand with more than 20 scholarship offers. He is scheduled to take his next official visit to the University of Wisconsin on Sept. 29th and plans to take officials to Georgia Tech, Louisville and South Carolina.

Munroe, who plays defensive end, tight end and other positions in high school, says he believes he will be a linebacker at the college level. He notes that he likes the way the Tigers play on defense and he enjoyed watching the linebackers in action. Two of them, Tray Blackmon and Chris Evans, made interceptions on opening night.

Munroe's opening night didn't go as well as he hoped as Coral Reef lost its first game on Thursday night. "My game didn't go so well, but we have a good team and we will bounce back," he predicts.

The prospect met with coaches and talked to a variety of people on his trip to Auburn, he says."I was impressed with the support," he says. "The community, the crowd, it was a whole family atmosphere. I really liked it."

"I got to tour some of the academic areas," Munroe adds. "I think it is a real pretty campus."

Munroe was one of four prospects from the state of Florida on campus for an official visit for Auburn's season opener. The others, who arrived on Saturday and will stay until Monday, include wide receiver Harry Adams from Dillard High in Fort Lauderdale, cornerback George Baker from Archbishop Carroll in Miami, cornerback Jeremy Brown from Boone High in Orlando. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins from Pahokee did not make the visit as previously scheduled.

Commenting on the football team, Munroe says, "Auburn has a great defense. I really enjoyed watching them play. I think Auburn could be a great fit for me."

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