Tigers In Great Shape With Big Defensive Back

This multi-sport standout is getting close to announcing his college choice.

Alexander City, Ala.--Auburn looks to be in great shape with Benjamin Russell High School defensive back Eric Brock, who took his fourth and final official visit to Auburn this weekend.

The football Tigers look to have an excellent shot to sign Brock, a 6-1, 185-pound cornerback who has also been recruited as a wide receiver and as a point guard in basketball.

Brock has also taken official visits to Arkansas, Louisville and UAB. He also had offers from Alabama, South Carolina and other colleges.

Eric Brock

"Auburn has done a great job of recruiting Eric," says his father, Jimmy Brock. "Auburn offered him a scholarship Eric very early and we have been very impressed with Coach Tuberville (head coach Tommy Tuberville) and his staff. Over the weekend we enjoyed talking to him and Coach Lolley (cornerbacks coach Phillip Lolley) and Coach Chizik (defensive coordinator Gene Chizik)."

Louisville has been recruiting Brock as both a cornerback and wide receiver. Arkansas is recruiting him as a cornerback. "Coach Nutt (head coach Houston Nutt) came in on Tuesday for an in-home visit and said that Eric could challenge for playing time at cornerback this coming season," his father says. "Coach Nutt also watched Eric play basketball."

Brock came through with a strong senior season despite a turf toe injury that caused him to miss three games and be less than full speed down the stretch as the Wildcats were unable to defend their Class 5A state title. "The season didn't turn out the way we wanted it to," says the defensive back, who adds that he is almost full speed again in basketball after being slowed by the injury early in hoops season.

Brock's teammate, defensive end Marquis Gunn, is also being recruited by the Tigers and is expected to announce his college choice on Monday, too, along with Benjamin Russell wide receiver Jonathan Russell.

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