DB Upbeat About College Choice

An Auburn football recruiting report features comments from Neiko Lipscomb.

Tucker, Ga.--Sunday night will stand out to Neiko Lipscomb for years to come for more than the memorable Super Bowl victory by the New York Giants over the New England Patriots.

The defensive back from Tucker High School was hoping to get a football scholarship offer from the Auburn Tigers and that happened.

After finding out that he would have a chance to play for the Tigers, he told Auburn assistant coach Terry Price, who recruits the Atlanta area, that he will sign with Coach Tommy Tuberville's team on Wednesday.

"I am happy about my decision," the cornerback tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "My gut told me that Auburn was the place for me."

At 6-2, 176 pounds with excellent speed and quickness, the Under Armour All-American says his official visit to Auburn last month put the Tigers high on his list.

A meeting with new defensive coordinator and secondary coach, Paul Rhoads, was a positive for the Tigers, too. "I like what I heard from Coach Rhoads," he says, noting that the coach told him that Lipscomb has the talent to be successful as a college cornerback.

A three-year starter, who played both cornerback and wide receiver, his coach at Tucker High School, Franklin Stephens, says that Auburn is getting a player who will continue to improve in college with plenty of athletic ability to take his game to a higher level. Lipscomb says he believes that will prove to be the case.

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