Visit to Auburn Impresses DE Recruit

One of Auburn's official visitors comments on his trip to check out Tommy Tuberville's Tigers.

Hernando, Miss.--Andre Wadley says his first trip to the Auburn University campus was a memorable one.

The talented senior defensive end from Hernando High School took an official visit to check out the Tigers as they posted a 17-10 football win over archrival Alabama, a sixth consecutive victory for the Tigers in the Iron Bowl.

"The visit went good," the 6-3, 254 defensive end said. "I liked what I saw."

Andre Wadley

One of the highlights of the weekend was spending time after the game Saturday with Auburn defensive end Quentin Groves, who was an All-SEC defensive end last season as a senior and also from the state of Mississippi.

"I got to go out with Quentin Groves last night," Wadley said. "He showed me a good time. We had a lot of fun. Quentin is pretty cool guy."

Wadley, who is finished with his senior season, was able to get to Auburn on Friday to check out the buildup to the big game on Saturday night. "It was really nice," he said. "I got caught up watching everything going on around the venue.

"On Friday I went out with some of the freshmen who are redshirting and they showed me around and I went out to dinner with them," said Wadley, who was an All-State pick last season as a junior.

"On Saturday morning I toured the campus and met with the academic people and that went good," said Wadley, who noted that he is undecided on what he wants to study in college.

"After that we went to the football game and it was great," said Wadley, who got to watch Groves direct the Auburn marching band during a postgame victory celebration. "It was just crazy."

Another highlight of the weekend was Auburn's pre-game Tiger Walk as the players walked from the team's buses into Jordan-Hare Stadium to cheers from thousands lining the way along Donahue Drive.

"I enjoyed watching Quentin in the Tiger Walk," Wadley says. "He was having a good time and he looked good out there in his dreds."

The trip to Auburn was the first official visit for Wadley, who plans to take trips to Ole Miss and Mississippi State and he said me may take one or two more with Tennessee and Alabama possibilities.

Wadley said he left good about the Auburn program prior to his visit and left campus feeling even better about the Tigers. "I really like them," he said. "I really enjoyed the visit."



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