Tigers On Top For Talented Defensive End

Talented defensive end Keymiya Harrell names a favorite and talks about a mid-week trip to Auburn.

Plantersville, Ala.--One of the top defensive end prospects in Alabama took an unofficial visit to Auburn on Wednesday to check out the first day of spring practice for the Tigers and said he enjoyed his trip to the Plains. Speedy Keymiya Harrell from Dallas County High is currently up to three offers, but says at the moment there's no doubt who's on top of his list as he prepares for his senior year.

"Auburn is on top of the list right now because they are showing me the most love," the 6-5, 230 Harrell tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "They're not beating around the bush with me. They're giving it to me like it is. That makes me feel good that I'm getting a lot of emphasis."

Currently holding offers from Mississippi State and Tennessee in addition to Auburn, Harrell says that those three schools and Alabama are his four favorites at the moment with the Tigers squarely in the lead following his mid-week visit.

"Everything went great," Harrell says. "I had a chance to meet the coaching staff and some of the players. Overall I had a good time."

A visitor for several games last fall, Harrell was in Auburn in February for the first Junior Day and says that this time around he got to spend a lot more time getting to know the coaching staff. He says in particular the chance to sit down with defensive line coach Tracy Rocker and head coach Gene Chizik was important for him.

"Coach Rocker is a real nice guy," Harrell says. "He's trustworthy and straight up with you. He doesn't beat around the bush. That's what I like. Overall I think he's a great guy.

"Coach Chizik seems like a real cool guy," he adds. "He's a great guy to talk to. He just told me how much they want me and how much they need me at Auburn. Overall he's a good guy. I like the whole coaching staff. Everybody treated me right."

Despite having a clear leader at the moment, Harrell says he plans to take his time making a decision because he knows the importance it has on the rest of his life.

"I'm not really sure right now when I'm going to make a decision," Harrell notes. "I'm just looking at everything before I make my decision because it's a decision I'll have to stick with. Right now I'm must looking at everything."

As a junior Harrell made 75 tackles and added nine sacks from his defensive end position. Also a standout on the basketball court, he averaged 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks per game on the hardwood.

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