May 8, 2006

Memphis standout picks up Auburn offer

Memphis, Tenn., University School linebacker John Stokes had five scholarship offers as of last Monday.

By Wednesday, the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder had added two more.

"This last week Wake Forest and Auburn both offered me," said Stokes. "Auburn offered Tuesday night I think and Wake Forest offered on Wednesday."

Stokes already possessed offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Memphis, Stanford and Vanderbilt. The news of the Auburn offer came in a phone conversation with recruiting coach Terry Price.

"I talked to coach Price and he offered me a scholarship. That was the first time I think I've actually talked to any of the Auburn coaches and it went really well," said Stokes. "He's a real nice guy. I liked a lot of the things that he had to say. It was a really good conversation."

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