2011 Cornerback Prospect Says Tigers Lead

Jonathan Rose talks about his visit to the Auburn campus on Saturday.

Leeds, Ala.--A trip to Auburn on Saturday for an unofficial visit has put the Tigers on the top of the recruiting list for Leeds High School cornerback Jonathan Rose.

"I am going to make a decision after my high school season is over with," says Rose, who he received a scholarship offer this week from Auburn where his father, Charles, played college football during the Pat Dye Era.

Rose says he also has offers from Alabama and Florida State and he is going to take his time on making a decision, but adds, "Auburn is likely to be my choice," he says.

Rose, who is 6-1 1/2, 170 pounds, is expected to be one of the top in-state senior prospects this fall. "I am still growing," he says.

He says he enjoyed spending time touring the campus on Saturday and meeting with head coach Gene Chizik and other Auburn coaches.

"I talked to Coach Chizik about a lot of football stuff and how he would be one of my position coaches," Rose says. "We talked about academics. I talked to Coach Lolley and we went over coverages that they use."

Commenting on what he is looking for in a college, Rose says, "Playing time will play a factor, but not too much. The team chemistry is important, too.

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