Visit An "Eye-opener" For FSU Commit

This current Florida State commitment talks about his visit to Auburn and where the Tigers stand.

Gainesville, Ga.-—A Florida State commitment, but wanting to make certain of his decision, talented defensive end prospect Keith Wells took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend and says he's certainly going to take a closer look at the Tigers from now until signing day.

"Everything went great," Wells says. "It was a wonderful visit. It was definitely an eye-opener. As far as Auburn itself, it was definitely the coaches that kept me looking at Auburn and the winning tradition. That kept me interested in Auburn. I hung out with a couple of players. I acquired a lot of information. It was wonderful.

"Three or four things really stood out to me," he adds. "Watching practice opened my eyes a lot, seeing how the coaches interacted with the players. That's real important to me. Hanging out with the guys, seeing how the players interacted with each other, that was real important, too. Just going out and hanging out with some of the guys that will be here next year, seeing how compatible we are just in case I did decide to come to Auburn."

Hosted by Auburn sophomore defensive end Antonio Coleman, the 6-5, 226 Wells says getting the chance to hang out with one of the top defensive players in the SEC this season was a great experience for him.

"We got along good," Wells says. "He showed me a lot even though the students weren't on campus. We still went out and had a good time. It was pretty fun.

"I watched him play this year and he was very impressive actually," he adds. "He's an all around good guy. He was dropping a lot of stuff in my ear about Auburn, things that may alter my decision."

In addition to time spent with Coleman and many of the current Tigers, Wells got the chance to spend plenty of time with the Auburn coaching staff, including defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.

"The coaches are all just down to earth guys," Wells says. "They are just wonderful people. I watched practice on Saturday and they're just all around good guys. They'll coach you hard, but at the same time you know they care at the end of the day."

Scheduled to visit Florida State on Jan. 11-13 and the week after to Tennessee, Wells says he doesn't have any more visits scheduled after that. Even though he's still looking, Wells still considers himself a Seminole although the weekend visit did make things a little more interesting for him.

"I'm still committed to them, but that's why I'm taking these visits," Wells says. "I want to make sure that Florida State is where I want to be for the next four or five years. Right now I'm committed to them, but if I don't feel that's the best place I'm going to fit in at the end of all my visits then I won't be going to Florida State."


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