October 2, 2007

No. 3 JUCO DE sets up official visit to AU

Phoenix (Ariz.) College DE Tevita Finau isn't the typical football recruit, at least not for Auburn.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder was born in New Zealand, moved to Hawaii in the eighth grade, and now attends junior college in Arizona.

Not quite the resume Auburn is used to seeing.

But with Finau's athletic abilities -he was a multi-sport star in high school- and his willingness to continue his education away from home, the Tigers didn't mind taking the road less traveled.

And it's already beginning to pay off.

Finau, rated a four-star, the nation's No. 7 overall junior college prospect and No. 3 defensive end, has scheduled an official visit to the Plains No. 23.

Not a bad weekend to pick for making a first visit to Auburn. The Tigers host in-state rival Alabama that Saturday.

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