Athletic 6-5, 265 Brandon Deaderick has already visited the home state Louisville Cardinals and visited Alabama last weekend. He says that his visit to Auburn this coming weekend will put an end to the recruiting process for him and he'll be ready to make his decision.
"It was a good visit," Deaderick says of his trip to Tuscaloosa. "I just have this one coming up this weekend to Auburn and then I should be making my decision in about a week."
A visitor to Auburn late in the football season to see the Tigers take on Georgia, Deaderick is familiar with the program. Listing the Tigers since early in the process, he says that they're right in the thick of things for him and he's ready to explore the campus deeper and spend more time there on his official visit.
"Auburn is definitely high on my list," Deaderick says. "They've been one of my top schools for a long time. I just needed to see my other schools and weigh my options before I made a really big decision deciding where I'm going to go to school. Just one more visit and it's not going to be a big time span before I make a decision."
In addition to the Tigers, Deaderick says that both Alabama and Louisville are also in the running and have made it a tough decision. "I like Louisville because they're in my home state," he says. "They're a really good ballclub and their stock is rising constantly. They finished in the Top 10. Alabama, they've got a lot of tradition there and I really like their coaching staff."
Like many players before him, Deaderick says the recruiting process has been tougher than he anticipated. The phone calls and long hours, in addition to making trips from Kentucky to the State of Alabama several times this year, has him ready to get it over with.
"It's harder than I thought it was going to be," he says. "I had heard it really heats up, but it does get a little stressful near the end. It's all good though."