Casher Likes AU's Coaches On Junior Day Trip

Class of 2014 offensive line prospect Joshua Casher talks about why he likes the Auburn football Tigers.

Mobile, Ala.--Joshua Casher, who was a standout last summer at an Auburn football camp prior to his junior season at St. Paul's, returned to Auburn on Saturday for the Tigers' Junior Day and gave the trip a thumbs up review.

The six-foot-one, 297-pound offensive lineman has played tackle and guard and done it very well the past two seasons, but projects as a center in college.

He said that he believes a scholarship offer could be coming from the Tigers after they get video of him playing center this spring.

Last July he stood out at an AU camp and got plenty of attention from former offensive line coach Jeff Grimes. On Saturday at Auburn's first junior day for class of 2014 recruits, which attracted 150 prospects, Casher got a lot of attention from new offensive line coach J.B. Grimes.

"The coaches were very, very nice to me," Casher noted. "The offensive line coach, Coach Grimes, we really hit it off and I think he really likes me. I like him also.

"Also, I talked to Coach (Gus) Malzahn," the prospect said about Auburn's head coach. "He was very kind. He seems like a down-to-earth person. He reminds me of a lot of Coach (Gene) Chizik about how kind they are and you can just talk to them and stuff. He was just telling me he wanted to see me snap. That is what I have been working on. I?really enjoyed myself and I couldn't ask for a better time. My family really enjoyed it."

Auburn wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig recruits at St. Paul's for the Tigers and has known about Casher's potential for several years. "I talked to Coach Craig a whole lot," the lineman said. "That is another coach I had a good time talking to."

Casher said he is looking forward to making the move to center. "I think I am going to grow to love it. They get to run the offensive line. I think that will be fun competing for it and trying to get under some of those big ol' boys' pads. I think I am really going to enjoy it when I play it in college."

Nearly 20 pounds larger than when he camped at Auburn last summer as a 16-year-old, Casher said that he believes he will be even larger by the time he heads off to college. He noted that he currently has scholarship offers from Florida, Florida State, Memphis and Western Kentucky.

Quick feet is one of the reasons Casher is a Division I football prospect.

The lineman said he is hoping for one from Auburn before long. He said that he liked the university last year when he was attending the camp and that was still the same on Saturday despite an almost entirely new coaching staff in place.

"I really enjoyed my visit," Casher said. "It was amazing. I really enjoyed everything Auburn had to offer. I hope I didn't eat too much of the macaroni and cheese and the chicken," he joked. "The facilities are great and I enjoyed it.

"One thing that really stood out to me is I really like the academic part of it," he added. "They really stress academics and at home that is what my mom really stresses. She is on me like crazy about academics."

Casher said that Auburn's facilities were impressive, especially the new athletic dorm that is scheduled to open this summer. "That really caught my eye," he said. "It seems like it is really nice."


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