Defensive End Looking Forward to AU Visit

Football prospect Robert Quinn discusses recruiting and his upcoming visit to Auburn.

North Charleston, S.C.--Robert Quinn has plenty of college scholarship offers, but isn't planning to take a lot of official recruiting visits.

The 6-4, 255-pound defensive end from Fort Dorchester High School says he will take visit number two of his three scheduled trips to Auburn on Friday.

"I am coming to Auburn this week and North Carolina next week," says Quinn, who took his first official visit to Alabama in early December. "Those are the only visits I have set."

Quinn is the prospect who received a major scare late in his senior season when he had to be taken to a hospital for emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor after a football game. That procedure went very well and physicians told him he would be able to compete in sports later in his senior year and play football in 2008.

"I feel fine," Quinn tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. He notes that he hopes to get the green light from his high school trainer to resume competition this month.

Commenting on what he is trying to find in the college he will choose, Quinn says, "I am looking for a family atmosphere with the coaches and players. Plus, anybody looks for early playing time and I will also be looking for that."

Academically, the defensive end says he has a good idea of what he is interested in studying. "I have always wanted to major in something in business or forensics," he says.

Rated a four star prospect by Scout.com, Quinn notes the recruiting process, which is currently in a dead period, is entering the stretch run. "Everything is going fine in recruiting," says Quinn, who has been on the recruiting radar since having an All-State junior season. "It has started to slow down and I am starting to focus in on the colleges that I like. After my official visits, I will sit down with my parents and decide where I am going."

There is a possibility that Quinn will take a fourth official visit to South Carolina, but notes he hasn't decided whether or not he will make that trip.

Quinn says his focus is now on checking out the Tigers this weekend. "All of the things that I am looking for, I see in Auburn," he says.\

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