AU Coaches Make In-Home Visit With Big OL

This prospect has set an official visit to check out the Tigers and comments on new Auburn head coach Gene Chizik.

Lovejoy, Ga.--Andre Harris, an early Auburn football commitment, got an in-home visit on Saturday from two coaches and reaffirmed his decision to play college football for the Tigers.

The 6-4, 295-pounder from Lovejoy High School notes that Jimmy Perry and Joe Whitt stopped in to see him as part of a busy effort by Gene Chizik and three assistants to try to see and talk to as many commitments and other recruits as possible in five and a half days after being introduced as new head coach of the Tigers.

"The visit went pretty good," Harris tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "The coaches talked to me a lot about Coach Chizik and what a great coach and person he is. They told me how he did a really good job when he was at Auburn the first time."

Chizik was defensive coordinator at Auburn from 2002-2004. The 2004 squad finished undefeated and led the nation in scoring defense.

Harris notes that he hasn't had a chance to talk to Chizik yet. "I have just talked to the the assistant coaches," he says. "I am looking forward to getting to know him on my official visit, which is set for Jan. 9th."

Harris says he tried to get the coaches to tell him who the offensive line coach is going to be and who the offensive coordinator will be. "They wouldn't tell me that," he says. "They did say that we would be running a pro style offense. That is fine with me because my goal is to one day get to the league (NFL) so that works for me."

Former Lovejoy High star Mario Fannin is a running back for the Tigers and a friend of Harris. "Mario has been home from college for a few days and I have talked to him," Harris says. "He told me Coach Chizik is a pretty good dude so that was good to hear."

Harris, who is wrestling this season for Lovejoy, notes that he still feels good about his decision he made in June to commit to the Tigers. "I am looking forward to playing for Auburn," he says.


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