Already familiar with the Tigers, speedy Trovon Reed says he wanted his family to see what he already knew about Auburn.
"It was pretty nice," Reed says. "I just took my family to tour the campus. They wanted to see how it was. It was their first time going to a college. I just had to show them.
"Auburn is one of my top schools right now," he adds. "I wanted to take them to show them how it really is. They can't go off what I see. I had to let them see it for themselves. They really like it."
That is a big part of the recruiting process for Reed. With a large and close-knit family, he says they'll play a major role in his decision.
"It's very important," Reed says. "If they don't like it then I wouldn't feel comfortable. They wouldn't want to come see me play. That's one of my main factors is my family."
When asked what stood out about Auburn to him, Reed answered the coaching staff. On Sunday he got a chance to sit down with Chizik and just talk. Becoming more familiar with Auburn's first-year coach, Reed says he just likes the way Chizik does things.
"I've never really sat down and talked with a coach that just talked about family," Reed says. "He never really talked about football. He just talked about family. That's very important to me."
After taking a long and thorough summer evaluating schools from coast to coast, Reed says at the moment he has four top schools but he notes that is always subject to change.
Preparing for his senior season, Reed will again be playing quarterback for his high school team but will be a wide receiver on the next level. He recently got a chance to showcase his skills as a receiver when he was invited to participate in the Football University Top Gun Training Camp in Orlando with many of the top players in the country. He says the experience was a fun one for him.
"It was pretty nice," Reed says. "I got to go against some of the top guys in the country. It made me better. I had fun and a great time at Disney World."
Reed says he doesn't have a timetable set for his decision and hasn't set any official visits to this point.