LB Sees Familiar Face On Visit To Auburn

A speedy linebacker discusses his first official recruiting visit, a trip to see the Auburn Tigers.

Northport, Ala.--Linebacker Terrance Jones said a familiar face was his host on his first official recruiting visit.

The 6-1, 205-pounder from Tuscaloosa County High was shown around Auburn by Derek Graves, a linebacker who was a star two-way performer as a senior at Holt High in Tuscaloosa when Jones was a ninth grader in the same area.

Terrance Jones

"I enjoyed talking to Derek," Jones said. "I got to watch him play in high school. He was telling me how great it is at Auburn and how much he enjoys being on the football team. He said it is a great opportunity if I go to Auburn."

Next up for Jones is a visit to the hometown Alabama Crimson Tide followed by a trip to Ole Miss on Jan. 24th.

Jones said he spent a lot of his weekend hanging out with Auburn's current linebackers and meeting other members of the team. He attended parties on Friday and Saturday nights and met with a representative of the school of business on Saturday morning. He said that he plans to major in business as a collegian.

"I met with Coach Lolley (cornerbacks coach Phillip Lolley) who has been recruiting me for a long time," Jones said. "I also met with Coach Whitt (linebacker coach Joe Whitt), who I met last summer at the Auburn football camp."

Jones, who runs very well, is also a standout in track and he plans to run the sprints against for Tuscaloosa County High this spring. He says his best time is a 10.7 for the 100 meters. On the football field, he is known as a prospect with good instincts for finding the ball carrier.

"On Saturday night we went to the stadium and there was a party there, Jones said of his Auburn visit. "We went through a Tiger Walk and that was really fun and then we had dinner at the stadium."

Jones said the weekend was an all-around good one and he is definitely interested in the Tigers, who are expected to sign at least two linebackers in the 2003 class.

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