Class of 2014 End Talks About Big Cat Trip

Football prospect Austin Parmer talks about his trip to Auburn for the Big Cat Weekend.

Thomasville, Ga.--Although he is just 15 years old, defensive end Austin Parmer is already beginning to draw the attention of college coaches.

A visitor to Auburn's Big Cat Weekend, Parmer gave a thumbs up on his trip to check out the Tigers. "It was awesome experience," he said. "It was amazing. It was a family thing and a lot of fun.

"We went to the meeting rooms for the offense and defense and then we ate lunch," said Parmer, who started last fall as a sophomore for Thomas County Central High. "We had an eating contest and relay games. I did the cake eating contest and did pretty well, although I don't think I won it."

Already six-foot-three and 250 pounds, Parmer is expected to be a lot bigger by the time he enrolls in college. "The doctor says I am supposed to be six-foot-five when I stop growing," he pointed out.

Auburn is not the only program that has noticed Parmer's potential. He doesn't have any early scholarship offers yet, but he has been told that ones could be coming down the road. "Georgia said they are going to think about it and Georgia Tech said the same thing," he said.

"Auburn has invited me to some camps," the defensive end said when asked what he plans to do this summer. "Other than that I am going to be working out with my team."

He plans to return to Auburn to show the coaches what he can do in a camp setting. "I have been an Auburn fan my whole life," he said. "The trip (Big Cat Weekend) was my first recruiting visit to Auburn."

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