Poole Takes in Camp at Georgia Tech

Tauren Poole, a 3-star running back prospect, is taking a look around before firming up his commitment to Tennessee.

Tauren Poole, a 3-star running back prospect, is taking a look around before firming up his commitment to Tennessee.

Poole was in Atlanta over the weekend attending an individual camp on the Georgia Tech campus. He spent some time in drills and talking with GT Running Backs Coach Curtis Modkins, who he had gotten to know in the recruiting process. "I like the way Coach Modkins does everything. I really like it here. I just figured I'd come and see how it was."

Tauren was asked if he was still open in his recruiting or if he was just there to compete. He indicated that his current commitment should be considered a "soft" verbal. "It's soft because I saw a running back sign last year and I figure I need to go to a place where was at least going to try and play early," said Poole.

Has Georgia Tech come forth with an offer? "I hadn't thought about it," said Poole. "I was going to ask the coach but I don't know yet. I'm going to ask around and see."

Tech struck his interest enough for him to explore what they had to say, "I'm going to go over there and talk with Coach Modkins and see what's going on," said Poole. "I really like it here. I just want to see how everything is going."

Other schools at some point have given out an offer to Poole. "I got Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn – I've been up to Auburn a time or two, and that's basically it, I've got Vanderbilt and Maryland," said Poole. "But those are the ones that offered."

A final decision for Tauren should be on the way before the season starts. "I'm planning on making it before our season starts – my senior season, because I want to get it all over with," said Poole.

When considering his final choices the most important thing according to Poole is, "of course academics first," followed by playing time. Tauren said that with his overall ability, he has his eyes set on, "going to "The League" – to the NFL, I just want to be coached well."


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