Big Linebacker Enjoys Auburn Junior Day

This Mobile standout talks recruiting and about his trip to Auburn on Saturday.

Mobile, Ala.--A prospect with an early offer from Auburn and good knowledge of the Tiger football program took an unofficial visit for junior day on Saturday and says he liked what he saw.

Big linebacker Barry James from Williamson High was already very familiar with Auburn before his visit, but notes he learned some things on Saturday.

"The visit was good," James tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "They showed me a lot more than I had seen any time I had been up there. They showed me around campus. They introduced me to a lot of people."

Currently James holds offers from Auburn, Arkansas and Clemson. At 6-1, 250 with good feet and a nose for the ball, James could be adding some additional offers as early as this week.

"I still have three offers," James says. "I think I'm going to get two more from Alabama and Tennessee before the week is over. I'm hearing from them a lot."

While he had been to Auburn several times with teammates Terrance Coleman and LaVoyd James in the past, James says last weekend gave him a chance to meet and talk with the new coaching staff. He says there was an excitement around the program that really stood out to him.

"I like coach (Ted) Roof, the linebacker coach and defensive coordinator," James says. "I sat down and answered questions for him and stuff. It went nice."

Along with his teammates from last season, James is also very close with Auburn senior defensive end Antonio Coleman. He notes that on his visit he stayed with Coleman and learned even more about Auburn and the coaches.

"We had fun," James says. "He showed us around Friday night. He said he's got a good feel for the coaches and likes them. That's why he stayed."

While Auburn is very much in the picture for James, he says he's going to take his time making a decision and is in no hurry to pick a school.

"I'm going to let it go on for a while," James says. "I probably won't commit until after the all-star game (Alabama-Mississippi Game in December). I don't have any favorites right now. They are all even."


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