Auburn on Radar for Five-Star DE

Corey Lemonier, the number three ranked defensive end prospect in the country, discusses recruiting and his visit to Auburn.

Hialeah, Fla.—Five-star defensive end prospect Corey Lemonier, who has a scholarship offer from just about any school in the country, was a standout performer at the Auburn senior camp on Saturday.

Without a list of favorites, Lemonier says that Auburn is in the mix after his visit.

"It was good," Lemonier says. "I came there to have fun and to learn, and I did that.

"Coach (Gene) Chizik, I talk to him a lot on facebook," he adds. "He's just telling me about the team, how they're really big on academics and how they want character people on their team.

"The coaching staff is really good," Lemonier continues. "Coach (Tracy) Rocker is a really good guy. He's a really good D-line coach and he's got history. He really pushes you."

Lemonier at Saturday's camp in Auburn.

Lemonier, at 6-4, 230 pounds, was rarely slowed by offensive linemen in the one-on-one drills at the Auburn camp. He also passed the eye test physically as someone who might have a chance to play as a true freshman, which is important to him as he tries to make a decision.

"I feel like I bring toughness, intensity and my pass-rushing abilities," Lemonier states. "I'm looking for somewhere I can come in and compete for some playing time or even a starting job. That's one of the goals I want. As far as school, I like computers a lot. I've got to look into the field of computers and see what I want to do.

"I'm looking at just about every school," he adds. "I'm trying to get a feel for the coaches so I can narrow my decision now. I'll start narrowing it down after the season starts."

Lemonier says that he has started looking into official visits for the fall, but none are set in stone. "Some of them are a little shaky, so I've got to sit down and get them straightened out."

His timeline for making a decision is also open. "It's really hard to say. I could commit today or I could commit on signing day. It doesn't really matter."

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