No Doubts About Auburn for Garrett

Justin Garrett

Auburn linebacker commitment Justin Garrett talks about his visit to the Plains.

Tucker, Ga.--Over the weekend Auburn had a large and talented group of official visitors in to check out the campus, facilities and also watch the Tigers prepare to face Oregon in the BCS title game. One of those was linebacker Justin Garrett.

Unlike many of the other visitors though Garrett didn't need to see anything to know he wanted to be an Auburn Tiger. After all he had already made that decision months ago following an unofficial visit. This time around his visit only made him more stable in his decision.

"It was great," Garrett said. "I fell in love with it. I'm ready to go there in June and get started and be active on the football field.

"I'm confident, 100 percent sure I'm going to Auburn."

Very familiar with Auburn's campus and the facilities, Garrett said that this time around he was happy to get to spend more time getting to know the coaches and players. That's something he used to get a feel for what life would be like at Auburn in the future.

"I got a lot of chances to get one-on-one time with the coaches and the players and see what Auburn life is really about being a football player," Garrett said. "It felt great."

Redshirt freshman defensive end Nosa Eguae served as the prospect's player host for the official visit. Garrett said that it was important for him to have a chance to talk to his host about how things work at Auburn on and off the field.

"He was real cool," Garrett said of Eguae. "He kept it 100 percent with me. He told me real things about how the coaches treat you, how the players are. He told me what to get into and what not to get into."

In addition to meeting with the coaches and players, the speedy linebacker also had a chance to watch the Tigers practice. Even though it was just the first day of workouts for the bowl game, Garrett said he liked what he saw out of the team.

"I saw a lot out of them," Garrett said. "They are competitive. They really want it. It just feels good to be an Auburn Tiger.

"It's something I didn't expect when I committed," he added. "It feels great to see the team I'm going to that is going to the national championship."

Watching practice and being familiar with the depth chart is something that has shown Garrett that he has a chance to play early. With seniors Josh Bynes and Craig Stevens gone after one more game there will be playing time available for some young players.

"It's really exciting," Garrett said. "It makes me want to work two times harder so I can have a chance to come in and play."

Planning to be in Auburn in June to begin getting ready for his freshman year, Garrett said he's done with recruiting. Waiting until signing day to make it official he noted that he has two words he wants to say for Auburn fans.

"War Eagle!"

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