4-Star From Colorado Says AU "Cool School"

Offensive line prospect Shane Callahan talks about his junior day visit to check out the Auburn Tigers.

Parker, Colo.--Shane Callahan, who had met Auburn offensive line coach Jeff Grimes when Grimes was coaching for the University of Colorado Buffaloes, made his first trip to the South on Saturday to check out the defending national champion Tigers.

The 6-6, 285-pound offensive tackle from Chapparal High School said he came away impressed with what he saw as he toured the campus and met with coaches at Auburn's junior day on Saturday.

"It was real good," he said of the visit to meet the 2010 national champs. "We went through all of the academics, all of the athletics--everything. It is a great place to be. It is awesome.

"Auburn was a lot more than I expected," he said. "It is a really cool school and I really liked it. The coaches are great and I love them. They are good guys. They all made me feel like I was at home."

Shane Callahan

Callahan, who is on a spring break tour, made earlier trips this week to check out Michigan, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt. He said that he expects to be back to Auburn later in the year.

"I met Coach Grimes my freshman year when he was the CU coach and that is definitely why I came down (to Auburn)," said Callahan, who is a prospect at left offensive tackle.

The class of 2012 prospect said that he has a "pretty close relationship and it is a good one" with Grimes, who is credited with doing an excellent job coaching the line at Auburn since being hired by head coach Gene Chizik prior to the 2009 season."

"They told me that they are really interested in me and I will probably be one of the next (scholarship) offers to be out," said Callahan, who noted that he has early scholarship offers from Michigan, Colorado, Arizona and Vanderbilt.

The lineman said he is open on his recruitment and that he is definitely interested in the Tigers. "They are a great school," he says. "It is a great place."

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