Talented DB Impressed By Auburn Jr. Day

MLK cornerback Wesley Green talks about his visit to Auburn for Saturday's Junior Day and what has the Tigers high on his list.

Lithonia, Ga.—One of the top cornerback prospects in the country for the 2014 class, talented Wesley Green from Martin Luther King visited Auburn on Saturday as one of 150 prospects on hand for Junior Day. Getting the opportunity to sit down with Coach Gus Malzahn and his staff, the defensive back says everything about the trip was good.

"Today went pretty well," Green says. "I enjoyed myself. I enjoyed talking with Coach (Rodney) Garner and Coach Cheese (Charlie Harbison). We got to know each other a lot more than last time. I like the way they make me feel welcome.

"I already had relationships built with every single one of them," Green adds. "I had relationships built with the coach from UGA, the coach from Clemson and the coach from Mississippi State. All of them had offered me. With them together I would say it's easier for me to talk with them."

Following his sophomore season Green visited Auburn along with several teammates to check out Auburn. One year later he notes he got a different vibe on the Plains.

"Last year wasn't that good," Green notes. "This year I felt like I was comfortable there. I felt like everybody enjoyed my company. It felt pretty good.

"They seem very interested in me," he adds. ""That made me feel more interested in them as well because I know I could come in and play as a freshman."

One of the coaches that Green spent a lot of time with on his visit was Smith. Coaching his position for the Tigers, the former Bulldog assistant definitely made an impression on the talented Green.

"I like him a lot," Green says. "He said he had coached a two-star cornerback (Johnthan Banks) and got him to win the Jim Thorpe Award last year. That just blew my mind because I know with my talents I could probably become one of the best to come out with my class. I'm sure he could tweak that a lot and help me get to the NFL."

Now that he's made a second visit to Auburn and has had the opportunity to sit down with the new coaching staff, Green says the Tigers have made a move up his list and are now among his favorites.

"Auburn stands pretty high on my list because they are making me feel like they are interested," Green says. "As a player you want to go somewhere you can play and get on the depth chart. I think Auburn is a place I could do that.

"I have a pretty big list," he adds. "My top group is Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee in addition to Auburn. I think I might start narrowing them down sometime during the summer. I'm going to sit down with my brother and my dad and go through the list. We'll go from there."

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