North Alabama Lineman Sparking Interest

An in-state prospect discusses his trip to check out the Auburn football program.

Harvest, Ala.--Defensive end Anthony Orr was an interested visitor at Auburn's weekend football camp.

The rising senior from Sparkman High School says he was invited to the AU campus to check out the scene by AU defensive line coach Don Dunn, who recruits north Alabama for the Tigers.

"I just chilled with Coach Dunn all day," says Orr, who made the trip to get more familiar with the Auburn campus and the football program. He took a visit to check out Alabama the previous week.

Orr is considered one of the top defensive prospects in the state for the 2008 season, something that has not escaped the attention of college coaches. "Recruiting is going pretty good," he says. "I am up to eight offers now."

Orr, who has a scholarship offer from Auburn as well as Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Clemson and others, says, "I don't really have a favorite yet."

A player who notes he might make a decision before his senior season, he says he wants to take more trips to college campuses this summer. He says two he wants to see are LSU and Tennessee.

Currently checking in at 6-5, 260 pounds, he notes that he has been working out in anticipation of his senior season, "I am trying to get stronger, and faster and get in shape," he says.

Last year Sparkman posted a 3-7 record, but Orr is hoping to help lead his team to a better year. "Last year we were young, but we didn't lose many people. We are hoping we will be better this year."

Commenting on his trip to Auburn, Orr says, "I liked everything I saw at the camp."

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