April 23, 2009

Signee Profile: Ready to get to work

Nosa Eguae

Defensive end
Mansfield (Texas) Summitt High
6-foot-3, 244 pounds

Eguae was one of three Auburn signees from the state of Texas in the class, joined by quarterback Tyrik Rollison of Sulphur Springs and receiver Emory Blake of Austin. Eguae was however, the first of the three to commit to the Tigers. The defensive end said the moment he met new d-line coach Tracy Rocker, he knew Auburn was the place for him. AuburnSports.com spoke with Eguae about his decision to choose Auburn, his feelings towards Rocker the moment he met the coach and much more in the third of our profile stories of the 2009 signees.

On his workout regime: "The workout program Coach Yox(all) sent, it has us working out hard. We are working out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and running on Tuesdays and Thursdays."

You say you're 244 pounds now, how much do you want to weigh when you report to Auburn? "I'm not really trying to gain weight. I'm just trying to really work hard and keep the weight that I have. I want to come in at a great playing shape so they can put me to work. I just want to be ready to go physically."

When do you plan to move to Auburn? "I'm making it a two-day trip. I'll leave Texas on June 20th and get to Auburn June 21st. I'm really looking forward to it. I'm ready to get to work. I'm ready to do what I have to do to play early and just be successful for the next four or five years for Auburn University."

You visited Auburn this past weekend for A-Day. How did that go? "It was perfect. The players treated me well. Being out there with guys like Antonio Coleman, Josh Bynes, Antoine Carter, those guys are all nothing but class acts. They treated me with nothing but love. I was with them most of the weekend and it was a real great trip for me."

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