Linebacker Lines Up Visit to Auburn

An Auburn football recruiting report features comments on a prospect from Georgia who plans to check out the Tigers.

Athens, Ga.--Cedar Shoals High School linebacker DeDe Lattimore says he will be in Auburn this weekend for an official visit to check out Coach Gene Chizik's Auburn Tigers.

The 6-1, 225-pounder is a prospect who was not recruited by the previous Auburn football staff, but began receiving attention from the Tigers after Chizik took over in December.

"I talked to Coach (Ted) Roof and he said he was coming to see me on Wednesday and we would talk some more when he came up here to the school," Lattimore says of his phone conversation with on Monday with Auburn's new defensive coordinator. "Basically, he said I would go down to Auburn on Friday for my visit."

Roof talked to the linebacker about the possibility he will be offered a scholarship by the Tigers, says Lattimore, who has multiple offers, including one from South Florida where he took his first official visit.

How did the trip to Tampa to go to see the Bulls? "It was real nice," he says. "I liked the visit."

Lattimore says the other college he is most interested in is Louisville and he is looking to set up a visit to check out the Cardinals while working around his schedule as a starter on the Cedar Shoals High basketball team.

Lattimore is coming off a strong senior performance in which he was in on 118 tackles, including a dozen quarterback sacks. He added 18 tackles for losses and 18 QB pressures.

"I really like the Auburn defense and I have been liking that defense for a long time," he says, explaining his interest in the Tigers.

Lattimore, who ran a 4.5 40-yard dash last winter at the Scott Kennedy/CES Combine in Duluth, Ga., says that he has been recruited by Auburn assistants Jimmy Perry and Curtis Luper, too, as well as Roof.

Lattimore is rated as the No. 17 strongside linebacker prospect in the country by Scout.com although he moved inside to the middle linebacker spot his senior season.



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