Reed Visits Auburn, Down To Three

Talented wide receiver Trovon Reed talks about his unofficial visit to Auburn and his final three.

Thibodaux, La.--Standout wide receiver prospect Trovon Reed was already very familiar with Auburn and the campus, but on Saturday he got a chance to see it on a game day as he made the trip over to see the Tigers take on West Virginia. After the thrilling victory for Auburn that featured a torrential downpour before the opening kickoff, Reed says his trip was everything he expected and more.

"It was pretty tight," Reed says. "I've never seen a crowd stay out in the rain like that. It was really exciting. To see fans stay out in the rain when the people told them they had to leave, they still stood out cheering. I've never seen anything like that in my life.

Having visited LSU for a game and knowing that atmosphere, Reed says he had a good idea of what to expect on Saturday, but he left with an even better respect for Auburn fans.

"It was crazy," Reed says. "We came in at one o'clock and they had fans everywhere. We couldn't even get in. we had to wait in a 30-minute line. I've never seen anything like that before. At LSU they're out there early, but not like these people. They were out there early."

Following his trip Reed has now decided to narrow his list down to just three schools. With visits planned officially for all three and a decision expected sometime in January before signing day, Reed says he's now concentrating on his favorites and that's it.

"I'm down to Auburn, Florida and LSU," Reed says. "I haven't set up official visits, but I will though. I just have to be real with teams so schools that I'm not that interested in I'm not going to hide it anymore. I'm just going to tell them."

While Florida and LSU have been known for more explosive offenses in the past few seasons, Auburn has come into that mix as well under the direction of Gus Malzahn. Running the ball the first two games with success, Reed says he was surprised at how much and how well the Tigers threw it in the win over West Virginia.

"They looked just like Florida out there last night," Reed says. "I'm used to seeing Auburn run the ball, but last night they were passing. That really caught me off guard.

"It totally caught me off-guard," he adds. "Coach Malzahn told me that he was going to pass the ball and I was thinking run-run-pass. To me it looked like pass-pass-run. That's helping the receivers get their stock up and their hype for the pros."

Perhaps the biggest improvement at the position has come from sophomore Darvin Adams. With three touchdown catches on Saturday night he had one of the biggest games in Auburn history for a receiver. Reed says it doesn't surprise him to see Adams making plays.

"Everytime I come down there that's who I hang out with," Reed says. "He always told me he was going to do this or do that and I thought he was just talking. He showed me he can really do it."

The position coach at wide receiver has obviously played a big part in not only Auburn's improvement at the position, but also Reed's interest in the Tigers. He says watching Trooper Taylor in action for a game gives him an even better feeling about the Tigers.

"To me it looked like he was more excited than some of the players," Reed says. "He just loves the game. He loves to coach. He's a great man…me and Trooper are real tight. I look at him like a dad."

Reed says he plans to be back in Auburn for the Alabama game and will make official visits to Auburn, LSU and Florida before making a decision.

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