Big Cat A Big Hit With Landrum

Auburn commitment Chris Landrum talks about his trip to the Plains for Big Cat Weekend.

Sweet Water, Ala.--Chris Landrum had already seen and heard enough from Auburn to make a commitment to the Tigers, but over the weekend he had a chance to see even more.

A visitor for Big Cat Weekend on the Plains, the linebacker prospect says he got to see even more of Auburn and he enjoyed every bit of it.

"It went great," Landrum tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It was a little bit more than I expected, but I really liked it. I'm looking forward to going back this summer. I really didn't know what to expect from Big Cat Weekend. It was really fun."

Part of a very close family from a small town, Landrum says that is one of the things he was looking for in a school was a coaching staff, team, and university that gave him that same family feel. It's one of the things that drew him to Auburn and he got another dose of that while in town for Big Cat Weekend.

Unlike many players who enjoyed the pie eating contest or the singing, Landrum says for him the highlight was a talk from one of Auburn's assistant coaches.

"It was Coach Trooper (Taylor) and his talk about family," Landrum says. "He just gave a couple of perfect ideals of things that go on and put his family and his life into the examples. It's really good because they just don't talk about it they show it every time you go there."

As quiet off the field as he is explosive on the field, Landrum says he spent a lot of time over the weekend getting to know many of the other prospects that were visiting. While some prefer to talk recruiting and to work in Auburn's behalf, Landrum notes that he instead chose to keep the talk casual as he learns about other players.

"It's good to get to know them," Landrum notes. "They're trying to find somewhere to go. Some of them are already committed. It's good to get to know them. They are good people.

"I didn't talk to them about recruiting too much," he adds. "I just talk to them making conversation."

Planning to take several more visits to the Auburn campus before his senior year begins, Landrum says that he's very solid in his commitment to the Tigers. While other schools will undoubtedly continue to pursue him, he says in his mind the process is over.

"I know where I'm going now," Landrum says. "I'm done with recruiting. I know I'm going to Auburn and I'm not changing my mind."

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