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'I liked the whole thing'

Tight end Nick Nataro is verbally committed to Arizona, but that doesn’t mean he’s not interested in Auburn. He made that clear after a Saturday visit to the Auburn campus.

Nick Nataro liked what he heard from Auburn coaches/Phillip Marshall photo

“It was a great visit,” said Nataro, from Estero (Fla.) High School. “They have really nice facilities. I loved it. It was great. We checked out a little bit of everything – the new buildings they are creating, the locker rooms, the stadium. I liked the whole thing.”

Nataro, 6-foot-3 ½ and 236 pounds, said he talked to numerous Auburn coaches.

“I talked to every one of them,” Nataro said. “We talked about everything from how I would fit into the offense to how the run things around here.”

Nataro, 16 years old as he heads into his senior year, said he believes he would fit well in the offense of first-year head coach Gus Malzahn.

“The style of play they have actually fits me very well,” Nataro said. “Our offense is very similar to what they run – spread, tight end set, a little bit of everything.

Nataro said he did not get a firm from Auburn on Saturday, but he was not discouraged. He said he was glad he made the trip.

“I’ve been talking with the coaches,” Nataro said. “I heard it is a great school and it’s pretty close by, so I decided to check it out. I was pretty happy with the outcome.”

Though he committed late last month, Nataro has not visited the Arizona campus.

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