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Petite sticking to his plan

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Tyler Petite landed an offer from Auburn on Monday night but the four-star tight end from Northern California is still sticking by his plan to take two more Pac-12 trips and then he could have a decision made in the next few weeks.
The plan for the Moraga (Calif.) Campolindo recruit who shined at the RCS Northern California earlier this spring is to finish school, finish spring ball and then visit Stanford and USC. He could be ready to make a commitment after those trips.
USC and Duke are the two frontrunners at this point.
"We're coming up to the end of school and I actually just got off with a coach from Auburn and they're extending an offer to me," Petite said.
"We'll see what happens. LSU came out during the evaluation period and came and watched so I'll talk with my family a little bit. I have football all the way up until the middle of June. We get out of school on June 13 and then have a camp and a passing league tournament and then after that I want to try to get out to Stanford and that next week I'll schedule something down at USC."
If Petite is not prepared to make a commitment after the Stanford and USC trips then he could do a Northwest trip. That's also where the SEC programs would make a serious entry into his recruitment and there is a chance he could head down there as well to check things out.
"In regards to other visits, really depending on how those two visits go, I may plan a Northwest swing to see Oregon, Oregon State and Washington," Petite said. "We'll see what happens with those two visits. If LSU or Auburn really develops anymore we'll go from there but right now it's pretty much Stanford and USC, those are the visits I definitely have set up.
"I've seen my top choices so far. I've already been to both Duke and USC. I haven't been out to Stanford so I want to go out and see it even though it's not in my top choices right now. If I feel comfortable after those visits making a commitment then I will. It should be by the end of this month."
The 6-foot-4, 217-pound prospect had just gotten off the phone with the Auburn coaches so before he could get serious about the Tigers he needs to discuss things with his family.
Petite said he knows Auburn has a run-heavy offense which is fine with him especially because he was told the offense will run around the personnel and that was encouraging. If he wants to slow things down and possibly take some trips, that's where Auburn could make a serious run at him later this summer.
"I just got off the phone with them so I'm going to talk to my family," Petite said. "As of right now, it's definitely going to be the end of June. I don't think it shakes it up too much."
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