OL Joshua Casher Adds Auburn Offer

Auburn offered St. Paul's standout offensive lineman Joshua Casher on Tuesday and his coach Steve Mask talks about his play and his potential on the next level.

Mobile, Ala.—St. Paul's Coach Steve Mask has seen his share of college prospects while coaching high school football in both Alabama and Georgia. That's why it came as no surprise to him to see offensive lineman Joshua Casher blowing up in recruiting circles the last two weeks. Adding offers from Florida, Florida State and Texas Tech last week, Casher got an offer from the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday says Mask.

"The last two weeks have been a flurry for him," Mask tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I think once people had an opportunity to put last year behind them and look at his highlight tape they found out what a great player he really is. I'm just extremely happy for him. He's very, very deserving."

Playing tackle for the Saints, the 6-1 ½, 297 Casher is likely a center or guard on the next level because of his lack of height, but Mask says don't let that fool you about his talented lineman. A physical player that sports a 3.97 GPA, Casher has all the makings of an outstanding offensive lineman on the next level says his coach.

"I think at the next level he's definitely an inside player," Mask says. "They are looking for those 6-5 or 6-6 kids to play outside. He'll probably play tackle again for us this fall because so many teams put their best player at defensive end in high school. We'll play him there, but down the road he'll be an absolutely phenomenal guard or center for somebody.

"He's very, very powerful," Mask adds. "One thing that people are amazed at when they watch his tape is how strong he really is. He's got absolutely great feet. He has a chance to be an All-SEC type player on the next level."

A visitor to Auburn camps each of the last two summers, Casher visited the Tigers last weekend for a Junior Day and that was enough for Coach Gus Malzahn and his staff to pull the trigger on an offer. With a handful of offers already and more likely on the way, Mask says his big offensive lineman won't let the attention impact him any because he's a player determined to be successful.

"I really think he'll be an all-conference player, I really do," Mask says. "The center has to make a lot of line calls, especially at that level. We don't do a lot of it in high school, but he carries a 3.9 GPA and is a weight room rat. His goal and he'll tell you that if he doesn't play guard he wants to be the Rimington Award winner (nation's top center). He wants to be the best center in the country and he won't rest until he gets there. He's a really, really great high school football player."

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