Big Andre Ready To Visit For Iron Bowl

Mississippi standout Andre Wadley talks about his recruitment and his visit to Auburn this coming weekend.

Hernando, Miss.--One of the top big athletes in the South is scheduled to take an official visit to Auburn this weekend when the Tigers take on Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl. Big Andre Wadley has been a terror from his linebacker position since his sophomore season and he says now he's ready to take his game to the next level.

The first step in his decision making process begins this weekend with his visit to Auburn. Putting off looking at schools until his senior year was complete, Wadley says he has seen the interest pick up for him in recent weeks.

"It has picked up a lot," Wadley tells Inside The Auburn Tigers about the recruiting process. "I'm hearing from quite a few teams. I have been thinking a lot more about recruiting and where I want to make my choice. I scheduled my first visit for Friday and I'll schedule a few more.

"I'm really looking forward to visiting Auburn," he adds. "I have never been there and at the same time I get to watch the game. I have heard it is pretty loud for the Iron Bowl. It should be fun."

Wadley is a physical player who could play a number of positions in college, but is likely a defensive end.

At 6-3, 254, Wadley is a dominating player for Hernando and says his defensive mentality is one of the things he likes Auburn about at the moment. Mentioning the Tigers prominently since the summer along with Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Wadley says he's just anxious to see Auburn up close and personal for the first time.

"I think Auburn is a pretty good school," Wadley says. "I'll get to see for myself on Friday what it's all about. I have been looking at them for a while. I haven't really gave them a choice that I would come to play for them, but I'm just looking at them right now as one of my teams to consider."

Currently holding steady at three offers from the Tigers, Rebels and Bulldogs, Wadley says he is hearing from several other colleges at the moment, but those are his main three as he heads into the final month of 2007.

"Those three are looking at me pretty hard," Wadley says. "Tennessee and Alabama have also been calling me. I haven't set up any other visits yet."

Being recruited as a defensive end by most schools, Wadley says his senior year was a disappointing one as his team got off to a hot start only to see the year turn bad in a hurry. Still, he notes he feels like he did well on the field and made some things happen on defense.

"The year went okay," Wadley says. "It wasn't as good as last year. Teams had a watch out for me so it was kind of hard to do what I need to do. I still got the job done most of the time. We finished 4-6 after starting out 4-0. We just fell off when we got to district games.

"I don't know my stats, but they were pretty good in tackles and sacks and tackles for a loss," he adds. "I think I did a lot of that this year."

Named All-State as a junior after making 105 tackles and 10 sacks, Wadley should again be up for postseason honors despite his team's lack of success in 2007. Ranked as the number 32 defensive end in the country by Scout.com, Wadley is the younger brother of former Mississippi State offensive lineman Johnny Wadley.

Wadley is one of a dozen prospects scheduled for official visits this weekend.

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