AUBURN, Ala. — It’s likely down to three schools for former Miami commit Joshua Uche.
The three-star defensive end from Miami, Fla., says it’s “pretty much” a three-team race between Michigan, Florida and Auburn. He officially visited the Tigers on Saturday.
“They’re one of places I’m definitely considering,” Uche said of Auburn. “Just the whole atmopshere, I really liked it. Some Forida players are up here. They seem to enjoy it a lot.”
Uche, who reeled in an offer from Auburn shortly after de-committing from Miami in November, says this weekend’s visit was his first to the program. He spoke at length with team doctors, coach Gus Malzahn and newly hired defensive coordinator Kevin Steele.
Though he’s listed as a defensive end by multiple recruiting sites, Uche says he’s being recruited as an outside linebacker. Auburn’s lack of depth at the position heading into next season is appealing to the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder.
“It does sound good to me,” Uche said. “The ability to play early and contribute early is one of the key factors in the decision I’ll make.”
Uche says he expects Auburn to visit him either Wednesday or Thursday of this upcoming week. He is scheduled to take official visits to Michigan (Jan. 22) and Florida (Jan. 29) in the next two weeks before announcing on Feb. 3.
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