DE Lemonier Discusses Tigers, All-Star Game

Defensive end Corey Lemonier talks about recruiting with Inside the Auburn Tigers.

Hiealeah, Fla.--One of the most impressive prospects in the Under Armour All-American Football Game is in no hurry to make known his decision on where he plans to play college football.

"I am going to wait to announce it when I sign on signing day (Feb. 3rd)," Corey Lemonier says.

The 6-4, 225-pound defensive end from Hialeah High School displayed quick feet and a knack for rushing the passer in all-star practices in Orlando and in the Under Armour game played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Saturday.

"My goal was to show everybody I was good and I wanted to show the coaches that I am a hard worker," Lemonier says. "The all-star game practices and the game itself were a good experience. All of the tackles I went up against were really good."

One of Lemonier's most impressive plays in the game was a cat-quick outside spin move to get past the offensive tackle and deflect a pass on a short outside route, the type of throw that a defensive end normally doesn't have enough time to contest.

"I thought of that move myself so I take credit on that one," Lemonier says. "It was a third down so I just went for it and got the tip."

Lemonier says the overall all-star experience was a productive one. "The game shows me where I am at right now with my talent going against all of these good athletes," he notes. "It was a real good test for me. I thought I played well."

Corey Lemonier is shown at all-star practice.

With all of his official visits completed, Lemonier notes that he has narrowed his list of potential college destinations. "Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State and Miami they are all recruiting me and that is who I am looking at the most," he says.

Commenting on Auburn, Lemonier says, "Since day one I have been interested in Auburn and I still am. I have been talking to Coach (Tracy) Rocker about Auburn."

Rocker coaches the defensive line for Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers, who wrapped up their season with an exciting 38-35 victory over Northwestern in the Outback Bowl.

"I watched the Outback Bowl game," Lemonier says. "It was a crazy game."


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