Linebacker Enjoys Visit From AU Coaches

Auburn commitment Jake Holland talks about getting a visit from the "Tiger Prowl" on Thursday.

Pelham, Ala.--Auburn's new coaching staff has been busy this week hitting the road as a group in the first "Tiger Prowl" as they canvas some of the state's schools to get the word out about the new look Tigers. One of the schools that got a visit Thursday on the last day of the prowl was Pelham High just outside of Birmingham.

Pelham features two of the top linebacker prospects in the state in Jake Holland and Nigel Terrell. Holland is already a commitment to the Tigers and has been rock solid since choosing Auburn over top schools from around the country. Getting a chance to see the excitement of the "Tiger Prowl" up close and personal, Holland says it was a fun time for all.

"I thought it was kind of cool," Holland tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "They came in the morning in their limo. They were in a black limo with the flags flying and everything. It's kind of cool that they are going around the state in a limo."

The ride for Auburn's coaches on Thursday.

Making a splash since starting the tour on Monday in Mobile, Auburn's coaches have been busy talking to high school coaches and meeting administrators all over the state. In doing so they've also captured the attention of the entire state, making it an exciting time when they rolled up to Pelham.

"People were talking about it at school," Holland says. "They were saying ‘Auburn is here, Auburn is here'. People were asking me if they were here. Everybody didn't get to go down and talk to them.

"It's kind of cool to experience it from the side that you're already on their team," he adds. "It's kind of cool because you're always able to keep up with what they're doing and where they are. That's really cool."

Solid in his commitment to Auburn despite recent scholarship offers from schools such as Florida State, Holland has been putting the full court press on Terrell to tell him as much as possible about Auburn. He says as a player that is already committed, it's in his best interest to try to help make the class as strong as possible between now and February.

"I think it's definitely important," Holland says. "To get a high-level recruiting class, not only is it good for that team, but also the upcoming years. Everybody sees that Auburn is getting all these good players and they want to join in. I'm trying to help them with that since I'm already committed. I'm trying to convince guys that Auburn is the best place to be."


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