April 23, 2009

Owens visiting Auburn this weekend

A week after a trip to Alabama's spring game, Bessemer (Ala.) Jess Lanier linebacker LaDarius Owens and his mother will spend the weekend in Auburn.

It will be Owens' third trip to the Plains this year.

"I'm looking forward to spending more time with the (Auburn) coaches and getting to know them better," Owens said. "Since I've been to Alabama so much and seen their coaching staff, I haven't been around Auburn too often and their new coaching staff.

"I'm going to spend time with them."

Owens is already developing a close relationship with his primary Auburn recruiter, assistant Tommy Thigpen

"We've got a real good relationship," Owens said. "We can talk about anything. We talk a lot."

Owens has visited Alabama a total of six times this spring but said that's mainly due to the proximity of Tuscaloosa to his home.

Of his last trip, Owens said Alabama's A-Day game didn't quite live up to expectations.

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