SEC Football A Family Tradition For Crofoot

Deep snapper Kyle Crofoot talks about taking a visit to Auburn and where he stands with recruiting.

Orlando, Fla.--If there is any recruit who understands the ins and outs of college football for a potential walk-on it's First Academy senior deep snapper Kyle Crofoot.

With four older brothers having already gone that route to play major college football, he's the next in line and is close to making a decision on where he will play on the next level following a visit to Auburn over the weekend.

The younger brother of former Auburn special teams performers Chas Crofoot and Clayton Crofoot, Kyle is one of the top deep snappers in the country and has interest from Florida, South Carolina and Kansas among others. That's not a surprise in itself as his other two brothers played with the Gators and Gamecocks as well, giving him three different schools he's already very informed on.

Following his trip to Auburn over the weekend where he checked out the BCS national championship celebration, Kyle said he's thinking seriously about making it three of a kind for the family on the Plains.

"It was awesome, a great experience," Crofoot said. "It was everything I thought it would be and even better than that. I was telling Coach (Jay) Boulware that Auburn by far is the best atmosphere to be in. I know they talk about the family thing and it's 100 percent true. The place is a giant family pretty much. I love it up there. It was a great experience. Being up there with my brothers I had seen everything, but not to the extent that I saw over the weekend. It was great."

"I go on a visit to Kansas on Thursday and Florida on Saturday," Crofoot added. "I will probably know in the next two weeks where I'm going to end up. I'm attracted to Auburn the most because of the atmosphere. There's a good possibility I'll end up there."

With the ability to come in and push for a starting job right away, Crofoot said that the depth chart is one of the things he's looking at closely. With Josh Harris coming back for his senior year in 2011, Auburn may be tough to break in early. Even with that staring him in the face Crofoot said the Tigers are still in a strong position as he prepares to make a decision in the coming weeks.

"It's pretty big for me," Crofoot said. "At Florida and South Carolina I would probably play the first year. That's a big attraction there. I think the atmosphere at Auburn is better than anywhere in the country though and that plays into it. It almost cancels things out. If I did play the first year at Auburn I would definitely go there."


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