Prospect Says Tiger Prowl Creates Buzz

An in-state junior football prospect discusses the impression Auburn's coaches made when the Tiger Prowl stopped at his high school.

Mobile, Ala.--Defensive end prospect Devaunte Sigler notes that the arrival of Auburn football coaches for the Tiger Prowl stop at B.C. Rain caused plenty of buzz at the high school.

One of the guys who was most pleased about the visit was Sigler, a junior who is getting a serious look from Auburn. He is a prospect who already has a pair of SEC scholarship offers from Ole Miss and Kentucky.

"It excited me when I found out the Auburn coaches were at the school," he says, adding, "You could say it really excited me.

"I was working out in the weight room when they got there," he says. "A bunch of the players came to the weight room and were saying there is a big limo outside with Auburn on it with coaches coming in to the school. Then I got a call from Coach (Curtis) Luper telling me the coaches were there at the school."

Luper, Auburn's running backs coach, recruits the Mobile area for the Tigers and he is also the coaching staff's recruiting coordinator.

Sigler says the players at B.C. Rain were impressed with the limo and that Auburn's coaches would take the time to stop by their school. "They made a good impression on us," the defensive end says.

In addition to visiting schools in limos, the Tiger Prowl features a large bus painted with Auburn logos and photographs that travels in the area where the coaches are visiting high schools. "I didn't get a chance to see the bus," he says.

Last fall Sigler made 80 tackles with nine sacks and is looking to improve those impressive numbers this fall as a senior. "I have been working out a lot," he notes. "We are starting spring practice and will put our pads on next week."

Sigler is known for his speed and having a lot of athletic ability. That helped him force six fumbles last fall. He is a prospect whose stock will likely continue to rise.

"Recruiting is going real good," says Sigler, who points out that he liked Auburn a good bit when he took a visit to the campus in early March. He says he plans to be back.

"I am waiting on things getting settled down with Auburn so I will have a chance to go up there and get to know everybody a little bit more," he says. "I think they are getting close to offering me."

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