Visit Everything Delaine Expected And More

Justin Delaine talks about his visit to Auburn and what he'll be focusing on to get ready for his freshman year.

Linden, Ala.--There is no question that depth and talent on the defensive line is one of the concerns for Auburn's recruiting class and a player that is already on board to help that cause is defensive end Justin Delaine. A physical presence at 6-6, 228, Delaine took a visit to Auburn over the weekend and said it only solidified his choice earlier to be a Tiger.

"It was great," Delaine said. "Every time I go there I have a great experience. It was something similar to every time. I know when I go over there it's not going to be perfect everyday, but it's usually going to be a good day. I got to meet some new people and some people I didn't get a chance to talk to last time I was there. It was great."

Hosted on his visit by Auburn wide receiver Terrell Zachery, Delaine said he enjoyed the weekend and having a chance to bond with his future teammates such as Mike Blanc, Byron Isom, and others.

"He was cool and all of the rest of them were cool," Delaine said. "I hung out with the defensive line, guys like big Mike and also Isom and a couple of other guys."

With a need on the defensive line it's no wonder that Delaine got plenty of talks this weekend from coach Tracy Rocker. Wanting the Linden standout to be as ready as possible to help next fall if needed, Delaine said he liked what the former Auburn All-American had to say.

"He told me it was going to be hard, but it's going to be easy for me," Delaine said. "It would be hard if I didn't like to do it. Everybody knows I like to work and I like to work out. I like football, but I love to work out. Working is something I enjoy doing. He told me if I stay dedicated I'll make it. I knew he was a good dude. They're all just good people."

In addition to spending time with his teammates and coaches, Delaine said the visit also gave him the chance to see the City of Auburn and familiarize himself with it to get ready for next year.

"I like the town and how well people treat each other in town," Delaine said. "I like how the campus, everybody knows each other. It's just a nice feeling."

Playing basketball this year, Delaine hasn't been able to keep his weight up as much as he would like. He said for him getting bigger and stronger is the goal between now and next August.

"Basketball season made me drop a little weight," Delaine said. "They want me about 240, 250, 260, one of those. In between would be good, but really 260."


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