Extended Stay Has Frost Warm On Auburn

Talented prospect Kris Frost talks about his long visit to Auburn and where the Tigers stand.

Matthews, N.C.--One of the top athletes in the South made an unusual visit to Auburn this week for a pair of camps and said that it only strengthens the chances that he could be a Tiger next season. Talented linebacker/wide receiver Kris Frost from Butler High decided this week he wanted to take another look at Auburn and then hit the road to the Plains, only not in a car.

"It was not planned at all," Frost tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "No pad, no pencil, really just spur of the moment. Wednesday I was talking to my mom laying out all the places we're going this summer. She asked when we were going to Auburn and I said as soon as possible.

"She said ‘do you want to go today'? She looked at the bus tickets and put me on a bus. She was worried at first because it was my first time being alone, but everything went smoothly. I got on the bus around nine o'clock and went down there."

Arriving early enough to take part in Auburn's Team Camp on Thursday and Friday, Frost joined up with Prattville Christian to get some reps in on the field. He carried that over on Sunday as he was one of the top performer's at Auburn's Senior Camp playing mostly wide receiver.

"It was great, as always, getting down there and really getting in the mode of seeing everything and everybody and all the coaches," Frost said. "I'm really developing a great relationship with everybody. I got on the bus planning to have a regular visit. I knew they were having some camps so I brought my helmet with me and did a little stuff. It was great fun, always fun. It's always fun when you go to Auburn for a visit or for a camp."

Already a frequent visitor to Auburn this spring and summer, Frost had a unique opportunity this week as he was on his own for much of the time in town. He said that gave him a good feeling about what life would be like if he became at Tiger.

"It helps a whole lot," Frost said. "With your parents here it's great and everything because you get to see how it is with your parents and they get to give you their feedback. Being by yourself is a different element. It makes you fend for yourself. Of course they are taking care of you, but you have a lot of time where you are alone. It's just like in college…being down there by myself was great. It got me in the whole mode of things. It really helps Auburn a whole lot from my perspective."

Already with an offer and high on Auburn's list, Frost didn't have to participate in Sunday's camp. Watching early on he said the feeling of competition got the better of him and he jumped right in.

"The coaches were like ‘you don't have to do anything, you're fine'. I see guys out there competing and I've got to get out there. I tried to do a little bit and caught a ball and then it was on. I wanted to catch some balls and run some routes."

With plans to make a decision on national TV at the Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. in January, Frost said for now he's just working on narrowing down his list. One thing he's fairly certain of though is that it won't take another bus trip for him to know Auburn will likely be there until the very end.

"I'll narrow it down to probably a top five or six when the season starts," Frost said. "As I go I'll let you guys know when I narrow it down to five, four, three, etc. When I go to the Under Armour Game it will be the one I commit to. Auburn is definitely a school that will come down to the wire. It's a great place to go to and hang out and just relax. You can just kick your feet back when you're not working hard or on the field."


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