Sunshine Receiver Rates AU Visit a 9.5

Pahokee, Fla.--Speedster Martavious Odoms, one of three prospects on an official visit to Auburn over the weekend from Pahokee (Fla.) High School, gives his trip a "9.5" after enjoying the Auburn game day traditions.

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"It was real lively this weekend, especially the Tiger Walk," Odoms says. "We got to sit right between where the players were walking. I saw the eagle and that was exciting. I didn't know they were that big.

"Pretty much since I haven't taken any other visits, they (Auburn) are right there at the door," he adds. "I'm probably going to visit Iowa, Tennessee, West Virginia and maybe Ole Miss, but I don't know."

The Rebels' head coach, Ed Orgeron, was fired after his team lost to Mississippi State to end the season 0-8 in the SEC. "That's pretty much why I don't know about the visit to Ole Miss," Odoms notes. He adds the Miami is also in the mix.

Being recruited as a receiver, Odoms says that he liked what he saw from the Auburn offense in the 17-10 victory in the Iron Bowl.

"Me being a receiver, I like the way they are kind of balanced throwing and running," he explains. "By running they open up the pass and that's pretty much what I was looking at. The O-Line blocked pretty good and those were some of the things I was looking at."

At 5-8, 168 and running the 40-yard dash in "4.42 and 4.39," Odoms was also encouraged by Tigers' receivers coach Greg Knox. "The receivers coach told me it doesn't matter, how big, how small, how fast, it doesn't matter with all of that as long as you work hard and get the job done then I'll be straight."

Looking for signs of where he should sign, Odoms says that he found a lot of good in Auburn. "Just to be around positive people who are willing to help you no matter what happens on the field and off the field," he says of what could be the determining factor.

On campus with fellow teammates Janoris Jenkins and Jatavious Miller, Odoms' player host was Auburn cornerback Walter McFadden. "We just chilled a little bit, went out and hung out," Odoms notes.

The Pahokee teammates didn't arrive in Auburn until Saturday because they're still alive in the Florida playoffs.

"We're undefeated right now and about to go into our last playoff game against Frostproof," Odoms says. "After that it's state. Hopefully we can win it. We've got a pretty good chance at it."

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