January 2, 2013

Rivals100 safety planning to visit

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Gus Malzahn's hire of Melvin Smith is already making an impact for the Tigers' recruiting.

Batesville (Miss.) Rivals100 four-star Antonio Conner said he'll make an official visit to Auburn later this month. However, he still plans to announce a commitment during the Under Armour All-American Game later this week.

He named Alabama his leader on Tuesday. Ole Miss and Mississippi State also are in the picture.

"I'm going to take a lot of trips," Conner said. "When I make my decision it'll just be my decision for right now."
The 6-foot-2, 202-pound safety said that he has talked to both Smith and defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson and has removed both LSU and Georgia from consideration.

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