"Fantastic" Visit To Auburn For Frost

North Carolina standout Kris Frost talks about his visit to Auburn and where the Tigers stand after seeing them in person.

Matthews, N.C.--One of the top players from North Carolina took an unofficial visit to Auburn this weekend to experience the Plains for the first time and left in awe of what he and his family had a chance to see. Athletic wide receiver/linebacker Kris Frost from Butler High said that the trip was a great first introduction to Auburn and coach Gene Chizik's program.

"It was fantastic," Frost said. "The atmosphere is really great. It's a place that I've never really experienced before. It's very different. Everyone seems like they are connected in some type of family way. All the coaches seem like dads to the players. It's really great even down to coach Chizik's wife (Jonna). She's very nice and a beautiful woman. She's into what we do. At Auburn they really appreciate the whole football team and what the football team stands for. It seems like they really appreciate what we do.

"I didn't know anything about Auburn at all," Frost added. "I actually started looking at Auburn when I first got an offer from Auburn. They watched my film a little bit and I started talking to coach Thigpen a little bit. The more I talked to him the more I had to see what it's like. Now I've seen what it's like, it's really a great place."

Being recruited as both a linebacker and wide receiver by the Tigers and coach Tommy Thigpen, the 6-3, 210 Frost uses his 4.5 speed to make plays on both sides of the ball even though he admits he feels more at home on offense.

"Coach Chizik was talking to me about how much of a great linebacker I could be," Frost said. "At the same time the receiver coach, coach Troop (Trooper Taylor), was saying how I could be something special on the offensive side of the ball playing receiver and getting in at both. They said they liked my intelligence when it comes to being on the field at receiver and on defense it's my intensity. You can't really go wrong with each position.

"I prefer receiver," Frost added. "I have been playing receiver and this past football season was the first time I've ever played linebacker. I kind of did good at it, I actually did a lot better than I expected, and all these offers started rolling in."

Making the trip along with his parents, Frost said that he really wanted to get a feel for the coaches, players and campus at Auburn. In town from early Friday until Saturday afternoon, he said he likes everything he saw about Auburn following his trip.

"It's top notch, it really is," Frost said. "You're not going to get any better with any college. I've gone to Chapel Hill and other places and these are really top notch schools. I feel like wherever I go I can't make a wrong decision. I can't go wrong with any of these places. Auburn is definitely one of those places. They are high on my list and I'm really into them. They seem really into me and the type of athlete I can be. They said I'm an athlete because I can play multiple positions, linebacker and receiver and things like that. I'm really interested in them."

Currently with double-digit offers, Frost said he's working his way down to a top group at the moment as he continues to check out some of his favorites this spring.

"I have around 8-10 offers," Frost said. "I would say my top five out of the colleges that have offered me would possibly be, in no particular order, Michigan, Auburn, North Carolina, California and maybe South Carolina. Those are out of my top schools that have actually offered me. I'm not really sure about the other colleges that haven't offered yet. We've got a lot of places to go and a lot of things to see."

Planning another trip to Auburn for the A-Day game on April 17, Frost said it's just one of several trips he has planned in the coming weeks that should allow him to begin to narrow his list down even more.

"We plan on going to Michigan sometime soon and over the summer we plan on going to California for Cal and USC," Frost said. "Other colleges like Georgia Tech that are around the way and aren't too far of a drive in Georgia and places like that."

Even with all of his travels and knowledge of schools, Frost said that he doesn't plan ot rush into things with one of the biggest decisions of his life. Taking his time, he said he'll carry it out until the very end to give himself enough time to pick the best school for him.

"I'm waiting until my senior year on signing day," Frost said. "I want to really make sure I string it out and make the right decision for myself and the area so my parents can come see games and things like that. I'm not really worried about where I play college football. My parents coming to my games and watching my games is very important."


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