March 7, 2009

Auburn makes move for in-state linebacker

When the sun came up on Saturday, Bessemer (Ala.) Jess Lanier linebacker LaDarius Owens had two schools at the top of his early list of favorites, Alabama and Clemson.

Before it went down, another school had joined the list.

"It's got to be a top three now," said the 6-foot-2, 225-pounder. "You can include Auburn in there now."

Owens spent the day in Auburn as one of approximately 75 recruits that attended the Tigers' first big Junior Day of the 2010 recruiting season.

"It went real well," he said. "Once I got there, I felt like I was back home. It's a real family atmosphere. I was real comfortable there."

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