Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson linebacker Josh Bynes made his second official visit of the season this weekend to take in the grudge match between Florida and Auburn. The 6-foot-2, 212-pounder enjoyed his trip with the Tigers.
"It was a really good visit," he said. "I got there on Saturday morning and went to the hotel, did some academic stuff and then went to the stadium. I did the Tiger walk and watched the game pretty much.
"The game was amazing. The only thing was defensive and that was big for me. I paid attention to the Auburn linebackers mostly and I liked the way they used them. It was really cool. I also liked the atmosphere. The crowd was crazy and there were very loud. The stadium was literally shaking and I liked the way Auburn balled out, they knew what they wanted and got the win."
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After the game, Bynes was able to hang out a bit with his host Oscar Gonzalez.
"It was cool with him. I met him in the summer and we were able to talk," he stated. "We talked about how the game went and he basically told me whatever I needed to know. He said there's more to Auburn than just football and I really liked that about him."
On Sunday, the three-star prospect met up with the coaches, most notably Tommy Tuberville.
"I was able to talk to all the coaches including coach Tuberville," he said. "That was great because he's a real cool, calm and relaxed guy. He's somebody you can really look up to and I could see myself playing for him for the next four or five years. He basically just told me to do what I do best since he thinks I'll be impressive wherever I go.
"Some of the other coaches there did talk about playing early. They didn't say I'll be able to play, but if I work hard and do what I need to I'll get on the field."
The No. 8 inside linebacker in the country had a perfect visit to Auburn and rated the trip a 10.
"That was a great experience and the visit has to be a 10. I really enjoyed myself," he said. "It was a lot different from Iowa. There were more people and it was louder and I liked the atmosphere and attitude there, but I can't say it's better than Iowa yet. Everyone is still even."
Bynes doesn't have any other officials scheduled at this time, but has an idea where he wants to go next.
"I'm probably going to head to South Carolina and UCLA," he said. "I think South Carolina because they like to play young guys and it looks like a good place to be. I want to see California and Los Angeles out at UCLA. It would be something new and a good place to be for four or five years."