Area Recruits Talk Auburn Football

He’s called it a solid commitment from the start. For Central High senior John Broussard, Auburn University is his future. The Red Devil cornerback verbally committed to the Tigers back in May of this year. It’s a decision he intends to stick with come signing day.

"Yea it’s solid," Broussard said. "100%."

Broussard is one of 12 high school recruits in the class of 2016 who’ve verbally committed to the Tigers after receiving an offer. For Broussard, the choice to attend Auburn over schools like LSU and Mississippi State, came down to where he’d fit in best. After the hiring of Defensive Coordinator Will Muschamp though, that decision became a little easier.

"Coach Muschamp and Coach Malzahn, they can do a lot with this team and they have a great future."

A future that could include Broussard’s teammate, Markail Benton. The junior linebacker has put Auburn in his top five and similar to Broussard, Benton says the hiring of Coach Muschamp helped sway his decision to like the school a little more.

"I mean he’s a good coach, he’s known for good stops," said Benton. "He’s a great defensive coach. "

A potential future coach ofBbenton who isn’t ready to make a commitment just yet. But he says there is a reason why he likes Auburn. A couple of reasons actually… all that could play a factor when it comes to his future.

"Auburn they have a great campus, they have a wonderful coaching staff, they have great players, and the facilities that they have are great," he said.

And finally there’s guys like Auburn High kicker Sage Ledbetter who’s always dreamed of playing college ball.

"I always watched Auburn football and watched the kickers and watched them hit the game-winning field goal and I wanted to be somebody like that," he said.

Ledbetter will be a preferred walk-on which means he’ll have to pay for his schooling… But paying for a great education and the chance to play division one SEC football, is a dream come true.

"I’m so excited for the experience," he said. "I mean, it’s the experience of a lifetime."