Reed Excited About Official Visit to Auburn

Auburn commitment Trovon Reed talks about his upcoming visits and about his experience at the Army All-American Game.

Thibodaux, La.--Following a stay in San Antonio last week for the U.S. Army All-American Game, Auburn commitment Trovon Reed is on the road again this week as he will be in Auburn for his official visit to check out Gene Chizik's program.

A four-star prospect and the number 11 receiver in the country according to, Reed says he's looking forward to his time on the Plains.

"I'm real excited," Reed tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Now I get to see how it is without football. I have visited during football season so now I get to see how it is with no football going on."

Citing Auburn's coaching staff as one of the biggest reasons for him choosing the Tigers, Reed says that in the two months since his decision to play his college football at Auburn that bond has only grown as he gets closer to signing day.

"It has gotten real strong," he says. "They're just very cool. They're family. They count us as their family. I love that. They are all church people. That's the kind of people I like to be around."

While he says his commitment to Auburn is solid, it hasn't kept colleges from continuing to recruit Reed. One of those is home state LSU and new assistants Frank Wilson and Billy Gonzalez. Reed says that while he will visit Baton Rouge next weekend, he's firmly in Auburn's court.

"I'm going to LSU on the 23rd," Reed says. "I'm solid to Auburn though."

Recruited as a wide receiver and selected for last weekend's all-star game at the same position, Reed instead found himself playing cornerback for much of the week because of a lack of depth in the defensive secondary. While it may have been a problem for some, Reed says he took it as a chance to show how versatile he is.

"It was great," Reed says. "It was my last game before playing in college. Playing against those guys showed me how it's going to be on the next level. Everyone was good.

"It was pretty nice (playing defensive back)," he adds. "I didn't really play receiver a lot. I just wanted to show people what I could do. They saw what I could do at receiver, but they never thought I could do it at corner. I had to try to prove it."

Trovon Reed is shown in San Antonio at practice for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl all-star game.

In addition to playing and practicing against the best, Reed also had the chance to spend time with fellow Auburn commitment Shon Coleman as well as players on Auburn's radar such as Marcus Lattimore.

Having already become friends with commitments such as five-star running back Michael Dyer from his time spent at Auburn for unofficial visits, Reed says that the bond and friendship this Auburn class is building makes for something special.

"I talked to those guys a lot during the week," Reed says. "I just told them that Auburn is family. When you commit to Auburn it's like you commit to another family. You always have someone else to call on. Me and Dyer and all of us are tight. That has been big."

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