Hectic Days For In-State Recruit

One of the top defensive backs in Alabama is scheduled to visit Auburn next weekend.

Alexander City, Ala.--Defensive back prospect Eric Brock from Benjamin Russell High, along with teammate Marquies Gunn, are scheduled to take a visit to Louisville this weekend Brock's father Jimmy told Inside The Auburn Tigers. A visitor to Auburn next weekend, Brock has already tripped to Arkansas and will make his visit to the Plains next weekend his final stop.

His small list of visits hasn't kept schools from trying to get the athletic and physical defensive back to visit. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, UAB and others have been hoping to get a visit for weeks but a hectic basketball schedule combined with school and phone calls made Brock decide to keep his visit list short and sweet. A late push by the new Alabama coaching staff doesn't appear to have worked as, despite a visit from them today at his high school, Brock will still travel to Louisville as scheduled.

Eric Brock

In addition to the Alabama coaches along with coaches from Louisville and UAB, both Tommy Tuberville and Joe Whitt (who recruits Alex City for Auburn) were in Alexander City today to meet with the younger Brock at school and later with his parents. Jimmy Brock said that the Auburn coaches have done an outstanding job of selling their school and program throughout the entire process.

As a member of the Wildcat basketball team, Brock led them to a tie for the Area Championship and a berth in the state playoffs. His play on the hardwood has attracted the attention from schools including Auburn University-Montgomery, who have offered Brock a scholarship as a guard. The elder Brock said that he told Eric he could choose whichever direction he wanted and Eric told him he wanted to play football. "He loves to play," Brock said of his son. "You can see it when he's on the field. He played this year with an injury and the coaches had to tell him to sit out sometimes because he wanted to be on the field. Coach Willie Carl Martin said he would play with a broken leg if he could just walk on the field."

A 6-0, 180 defensive back that also played wide receiver as a junior and senior, Brock had 14 interceptions in two seasons. As a senior he had 84 tackles and four blocked punts on defense and also tallied 25 catches for 515 yards and six touchdowns on offense.


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