Hoops Recruit Takes Official Visit to Auburn

Andre Hollins, who will be a senior this season at White Station High School, talks about recruiting and his trip to Auburn.

Memphis, Tenn.--Auburn brought out the dignitaries to meet with basketball prospect Andre Hollins when the combo guard from White Station High School took the first of his five official visits as he checked out Coach Tony Barbee's Tigers.

"The visit went very well and I had a good time," Hollins told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I got there on Friday morning and met with the university president, Dr. Jay Gogue, and I also got to meet with Jay Jacobs, the athletic director. I enjoyed talking to both of them and learned a lot more about Auburn than I knew before the trip."

An honor student in high school, Hollins spent a lot of time talking about academics with Dr. Gogue and others on his visit. "I met with a kinesiology professor and we talked about the program at Auburn and that was good," Hollins said.

The guard, who brought his parents on the trip, noted that they were kept busy during their weekend in Auburn. "They are still tired from all of the things we did, but I think they enjoyed the trip," he noted.

"On Saturday I had lunch at Coach Barbee's house with his family and members of the basketball team," Hollins said. "That was good. I like the players a lot. They are cool guys."

On Saturday he toured the new arena that was still under construction when he attended Barbee's camp for elite prospects held in June. The six-foot-two guard said he was impressed by the facilities as well as the excitement surrounding a football weekend in Auburn.

"I went to the game and the fans were just crazy," he said. "It was a lot of fun. I saw the Tiger Walk and liked that."

With his visit to Auburn finished, Hollins said that he feels he has a lot more knowledge about the university and and will seriously consider the Tigers when it is time to make a decision. However, before that happens he has official visits left at Harvard, Ole Miss, Minnesota and Stanford. He is attending a wedding this weekend and the following weekend will be headed to Harvard.

"When I am done with my visits, I will sit down with my parents and discuss what is the best place for me to attend college," Hollins said. "Auburn is definitely under consideration."

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