Kicker Enjoys Auburn Visit; Talks Tigers

Auburn commitment Daniel Carlson talks about his official visit to check out the Tigers and gives his thoughts on the struggles this season.

Colorado Springs, Col.—An Auburn commitment since the summer, the nation's number four kicker Daniel Carlson took an official visit to the Plains along with is family over the weekend to check out the campus and atmosphere surrounding the Tigers' game vs. Texas A&M. While the game didn't turn out like he had hoped, Carlson said everything else about the trip was more than he expected.

"It was good," Carlson said. "The game wasn't great, but the campus is so good and I had a good meeting with the coaches. My parents loved it. It was their first time there. I'm really happy about it and we've got some good things going for us. I'm excited to see what happens in the future."

Hosted on his visit by Auburn junior kicker Cody Parkey, Carlson said the two had a chance to hang out over the weekend and talk about the program and life in Auburn as a student-athlete. That was important for both Carlson and his family to see what it would be like once he made the move to the Plains.

"I spent a little time with him and had dinner with him," Carlson said. "I got to see what he thought about the football program and moving here. I think playing under him will be a good experience for me.

"I know we'll keep in touch now and keep talking," he added. "It was cool to see what he thought about it from a kicker's perspective. I really liked it. He's great and I'll learn a lot from him."

With Auburn's struggles this season the talk is becoming louder and louder that there could be possible changes following the year. Carlson said right now he's completely sold on the Tigers, but down the road if things change it could have an impact on him as well.

This season Carlson is averaging just over 40 yards per punt with his only missed field goals coming from 62 and 54 yards. His only non-touchbacks on kickoffs have been because of onside kick attempts.


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