December 20, 2008

Chizik visits state's top overall prospect

Gadsden (Ala.) City's Dre Kirkpatrick, ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 1 cornerback prospect in the 2009 class, had never met new Auburn coach Gene Chizik.

Not until Friday night.

It was then that Chizik, along with three other Auburn recruiters, made an in-home visit with the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Kirkpatrick.

"It went straight," said Kirkpatrick. "My mom and dad were here and Coach Chizik was telling us about how he was going to change things, gets things turned around at Auburn.

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