August 2, 2009

Top in-state backer visits Auburn

One of the nation's top overall recruits, linebacker LaDarius Owens of Jess Lanier High in Bessemer, Ala., was in Auburn this weekend to visit with his uncle. Owens, 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, also made a detour through campus Saturday to meet with the Tiger coaches.

Owens is being recruited to Auburn by Tommy Thigpen. He met with the recruiter as well as assistant head coach/receivers coach Trooper Taylor while on the Plains.

"The visit went real good," said Owens. "It always does. It feels like home. Every time I visit it feels more and more like home. I'm real comfortable at Auburn."

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