Visit The Icing On The Cake For Leff

Auburn offensive line commitment Robert Leff talks about his official visit to the Plains.

Fairhope, Ala.—A longtime Auburn fan who switched his commitment from Southern Miss to the Tigers when Coach Gene Chizik offered him following his senior season, offensive tackle Robert Leff took his official visit to the Plains over the weekend and said it was everything he had dreamed about and more.

"If I wasn't already sold on Auburn I would be in love with the place," Leff said. "It was just amazing. I got to really see the football aspect of the whole deal. I have been to a bunch of games before, but this time I really got to see everything in-depth."

Already very familiar with Auburn's history and traditions and the campus itself, Leff said one of the best things about the visit for him and his family was just having the opportunity to relax and enjoy being around his future coaches and teammates.

"It was great," Leff said. "It was a fun time, too. It wasn't just all business, there was lot of fun involved, too. It shows the atmosphere of the place, too. You know you're going to be able to win at Auburn, but having fun is a big part of it."

Expected to get his first chance to play offensive tackle for the Tigers next fall, Leff said he spent a great deal of time talking with his future position coach Jeff Grimes and getting a better feel for him.

"I had a meeting with him for 30 or 45 minutes and we sat down and talked about everything," Leff said. "It was a great opportunity. I talked to Coach Grimes and it looks like I'll start out at tackle. I would imagine it will be the left side, but I'll play wherever he puts me."

Auburn's offensive tackle situation is an interesting one for a young player to come into in 2012 as Chad Slade is currently the only sophomore at the position either on the roster or committed. Because of that Leff said it gives him a chance to make some noise and work into the rotation.

Working on getting bigger and stronger between now and when he heads to Auburn next summer, Leff said he doesn't have a particular weight in mind that he wants to get to before his career begins on the Plains. He said he is currently six-foot-six, 275 pounds.

One thing he's sure of, however, is that there is no place he would rather play college football.

"This is it for me," Leff said about his visits. "I don't really know how to explain it. I just know that's where I want to go."

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