October 30, 2007
Two top in-state juniors visit the Plains
Gadsden (Ala.) City Rivals100 linebacker Jerrell Harris took an unofficial visit to Auburn this past weekend for the Tigers' 17-3 win over Ole Miss. But Harris wasn't the only Titan standout in attendance. He was joined by two of the top in-state junior recruits, teammates Dre Kirkpatrick and Kendall Kelly.
Kirkpatrick, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound corner, has already racked up double-digit scholarship offers including ones from Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Miami, Clemson, South Carolina and Southern Cal. He's been selected to Rivals.com's 100 to Watch in 2009 list.
The group was making its second trip to Auburn this year.
"We got down there and tailgated a little bit, but we missed Tiger Walk," said Kirkpatrick. "We went into the stadium before the game and watched them warm-up on the sidelines. I got to see the eagle fly. I like how it comes off the top. The crowd goes crazy when it hits the field."
Kirkpatrick, who has tallied 36 tackles, 22 solos, 14 pass break-ups and three interceptions in nine games as a junior, was impressed with the Auburn defense. The Tigers held Ole Miss to under 200 yards of total offense and just three points.
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