AUBURN, Ala. — Tennessee was the clear-cut leader for Chandler Wooten just a few days ago.
But following his visit to Auburn on Saturday — in what proved to be his final visit for the next few months — the three-star outside linebacker said he no longer has a front-runner.
Wooten unofficially visited Knoxville twice in March.
“It’s very close at the top right now,” Wooten said following Saturday’s game. “I still love Auburn and (linebackers) Coach (Travis) Williams and (defensive coordinator) Kevin Steele and the whole defensive staff. I can definitely see myself playing here. Auburn is still at the top, most definitely.”
Asked if Tennessee still leads, Wooten replied, “They’re both neck-and-neck right now. They’re both 1A and 1B.”
Wooten is still considering several other schools, most notably South Carolina and Florida. He plans to unveil a list of top schools in the coming weeks.
One thing is for certain: the Tigers are in good shape.
Led by Williams, Auburn continues to impress the Kennesaw, Ga., prospect. Saturday’s showing was yet another reason why Wooten has held the Tigers in high regard.
“(Williams) is somebody I definitely I want to play for,” Wooten said. “He’s in command of his linebackers. He’s very energetic, and that’s definitely somebody I want to play for. I like his coaching style.”
Williams and assistant coach and special teams coordinator Tim Horton will visit Wooten in May, he says.