November 8, 2009

Vandy commit visits Auburn

When it comes to recruiting, there's no give-up in this Auburn staff.

Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge cornerback/receiver Bradley Roby committed to Vanderbilt this summer. But the Auburn coaching staff stayed in touch trying to get the 6-foot, 175-pounder down for his first Auburn game.

On Friday, all the hard work finally paid off. While it was just the Furman game, Auburn's gameday atmosphere clearly made an impression on Roby.

"It was a very, very nice trip," Roby said. "They played Furman but they beat them like they should. The stadium was packed even though it was a small game. I liked that. At our school if we're not playing anybody big then nobody shows up.

"The fans are nice. My escort was fantastic. I just felt a lot of love there. It felt like home."

The first thing Roby and his mother and uncle did upon arriving was to meet with AU head coach Gene Chizik and his wife, Jonna.

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