April 7, 2009

Auburn making move for in-state d-end

Auburn hosted a number of top prospects over the weekend and one of the best of the bunch was Ariton (Ala.) defensive end Craig Sanders.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Sanders, who also attended AU's Junior Day Mar. 7, is starting to develop a strong relationship with AU's new coaching staff.

"I got to hang out with the coaches and everything and watch them practice," Sanders said. "Everything went good."

Sanders said he spent the most time Sunday with head coach Gene Chizik and defensive line coach Tracy Rocker.

"Coach Chizik is a great coach," Sanders said. "He's easy to talk to and tells you the truth about everything.

"He said if I came up there it would be my second home, they would treat me like family."

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