DB Prospect Wants To Win A Championship At AU

Auburn has picked up another verbal commitment who says he is excited about the future of Tiger football.

Alexander City, Ala.--Auburn defensive coordinator Gene Chizik likes big defensive backs and he will have another one to work with as Benjamin Russell High standout Eric Brock announced on Monday that he will sign with the Tigers.

Brock, a 6-1, 185-pound cornerback with 4.5 speed, is expected to help the Tigers at a position where Auburn graduated three seniors off the 2002 team. That group includes Roderick Hood and Horace Williams, who shared starting duties, along with former starter Rashaud Walker.

Eric Brock

Brock said the opportunity to play on a strong Auburn team had a big influence in his decision. "As a team they have a lot of people coming back. The one piece of the puzzle they are missing is the secondary. Hopefully, I can come in and help impact that."

Brock said that he sees a bright future for Auburn football. "I am looking forward to playing in big bowl games and playing in a national championship game," the two-sport standout added.

Brock is also one of the better basketball players in the area and has a scholarship offer to AUM in that sport as a point guard. In football, he chose Auburn over Arkansas, Louisville, UAB, Alabama, South Carolina and other colleges.

Brock had 14 interceptions the past 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.

The defensive back was joined at the announcement ceremony by teammate Marquies Gunn, who has already committed to the Tigers. Gunn chose Auburn over Louisville, Arkansas, UAB, Alabama and others.

Tiger Ticket Extra: Before Brock made his official visit to Auburn this past weekend, Arkansas sent its defensive coordinator to Alex City along with head coach Houston Nutt to try to convince the defensive back that he needed to head to the Ozarks for his college education...Former Auburn offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino, now head coach at Louisville, also talked to Brock about playing wide receiver for the Cardinals.

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