Garrett has a leader

Justin Garrett returned to Auburn over the weekend and the Tigers now hold a spot many schools would like to be in. The Peach State linebacker talks about his visit, his favorites, his decision timeline, and more here.

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"My visit to Auburn was real nice. I got to talk to all of the coaches again, I learned a little deeper about how they want me to play weakside linebacker if I went there, and it was just another good visit there," said Justin Garrett.

The coach he talked to the most during this visit was Ted Roof. Garrett and Roof have a good connection and the linebacker out Tucker, Ga. feels he could excel under him.

"He is a tough coach that coaches his guys pretty hard, but I know he could get me to where I need to be and that is to the NFL. I understand him, I get what he tells me, and he is a coach I could play for."

The Auburn campus has had the 6-foot-2, 196 pound linebacker on it more than any other school that is pursuing him. Garrett told Scout that his visit to AU this past weekend was his fourth time on the plains.

Getting comfortable with the coaching staff, getting a good feel for the environment, and just seeing he could fit in well there has put the Tigers where a number of other schools would like to be, on top.

"Auburn is the school I have seen the most and I feel good about them, so they are the top school for me right now," said Garrett. "Georgia and Alabama are next on my list and then probably Tennessee and Kentucky."

Garrett wanted to make a decision before his senior year early on, but he decided about a month ago to push his decision back a little. He still feels he will be ready within the next couple of months to pick the best school for him.

"I plan to commit somewhere early in the season or at the latest, around the middle of the season. I just need to take another visit to the schools on my list before I commit."

"I will probably take some unofficial visits and official visits to schools before I am ready to pick one. I will probably take a visit to Georgia with my teammate Chris Sanders (Georgia's first 2011 commitment) sometime. It could be an official or unofficial and I will probably take an official visit to Alabama too. I am really not sure about those yet. I just have to wait and see."

"I just need to get out to visit my schools one more time and see where I get that feeling at. That is what I am looking for. I just need to be on the campus, see how I feel, and then I will be ready."


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