January 23, 2008

Auburn team to beat for big DT?

With Signing Day just two weeks away, many top prospects are closing in on a decision including Baton Rouge (La.) Desire Street Academy defensive tackle Freddie Smooth.

Smooth just recently narrowed his list.

"We just eliminated Clemson and North Carolina," said Academy head coach Mickey Joseph. "We're probably going to eliminate LSU and it's probably going to be Auburn or Oklahoma."

Smooth officially visited Oklahoma Nov. 2 and Auburn Jan. 11. He may visit LSU Feb. 2, but only if the Fighting Tigers offer.

"We're waiting to see if (LSU) offers," said Joseph. "He's not going to take a visit if they're not going to offer. That's just another headache."

While Auburn and Oklahoma appear to be Smooth's finalists, it looks like the Tigers have the upper hand.

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