One of the nation's top offensive line prospects had an
in-home visit from the Auburn on Thursday night, and it may have helped the
Tigers move up on his list a bit.
Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast standout
Aubrey McPhadden said he enjoyed
his visit from Auburn offensive line coach Hugh Nall.
"It went great," he said. "We had a real good
conversation. He said he was coming through to talk to some players in my area
and wanted to make sure he got to talk to me. They're telling me I'm a real
important recruit from them, and he seems like a real honest, up-front guy.
"I'm really looking forward to my visit there. I want to
see what the campus and the whole environment is like."
He has also had in-home visits from N.C. State's Mike Canales and Florida State's Joe Kines in the last week and a half.
"N.C. State is keeping the heat on me pretty good," he said. "They really want me up there.
McPhadden (6-6, 320, 5.15) is a member of the Rivals.com
Southeast Top 100 team and the
No. 9 offensive tackle in the nation. He has official visits scheduled for
Auburn (1/10), Maryland (1/17) and Florida State (1/17). He also made an
official visit to N.C. State in November.
He was unsure if he'll take a fifth visit.
"If I do, it will be Florida or South Carolina," he
said. "More than likely Florida."
McPhadden said he still favors N.C. State and Florida
State as co-leaders, but Auburn is moving up his list.