Highly Touted DB Likes Tigers and Tide

Valley defensive back Erique Florence talks about his two favorites and getting ready for his senior year.

Valley, Ala.--Erique Florence is one of the top defensive back prospects in the nation for the class of 2011 playing for the Valley High School Rams. With offers from all over the country, Florence has narrowed his list to just in-state schools Auburn and Alabama.

Recently he had a chance to visit Auburn again, this time as the Tigers were playing host to other prospects at a one-day football camp.

"It was nice to go over there and just chill," Florence tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "It was just nice to see some of the competition I might face or that I might be on a team with in the future. It was pretty nice to go up and see what they had there."

Making several visits to both the Tigers and Crimson Tide this year, Florence says getting the chance to spend time with both staffs has made it a tough decision for him because he likes plenty of things about each. For that reason it's going to be a long wait for fans of both colleges hoping to hear a decision from Florence on where he will be playing next year.

"Pretty much it's Auburn and Alabama," Florence adds. "I want to take it all the way down to the wire and keep people guessing."

Florence is a versatile player who can line up at virtually any position other than the line spots for the Rams.

Getting ready to get back on the practice field to build on what was a big year for Valley in 2009, Florence says not only is it special because it's his last time around, but also because he'll be able to play with his twin brother Eriquel Florence, who was ineligible last season.

"I can't wait," he says. "After being around and learning new things this summer and being able to play my senior year with my brother, I'm really looking forward to the season. I'm going to be the starting quarterback and play a key role on defense as well as punt returner and kick returner. It's going to be a nice season for me."

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