October 20, 2009

In-state junior visits Auburn

Valley (Ala.) top junior Erique Florence was a recruit Saturday in Auburn. He was also a recruiter.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder, an Auburn fan, visited the Plains with his mother, Chrystal, Saturday for the Tigers' game against Kentucky. Crystal is an Alabama, and so is most of Florence's family.

"I'm the only person in my house that's an Auburn fan," said Florence. "But at Auburn, my mom had fun. She really liked it. She was smiling the whole time. When we got home, that's all she could talk about. I knew what she was saying.

"She liked all of the coaches, especially Coach (Tommy) Thigpen. They talked for a while. They had a pretty good conversation. After that visit, she wouldn't have any problems with me going to Auburn. I'd be closer to home."...

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