Class of 2015 Tight End Visits Tigers

Will Gragg, a football prospect from Pine Bluff, Ark., visited an Auburn football practice.

Monticello, Ark.--Gus Malzahn's reputation for wanting to get the football to tight ends has sparked interest from a class of 2015 football prospect from the state of Arkansas.

Will Gragg, who is 6-4, 247 pounds, was a guest of the Auburn coaching staff last weekend for a junior day and noted he liked the experience.

"It was a nice visit," he said. "I met with all of the new coaching staff. I talked with the tight ends coach and I got into meetings and was able to see things in addition to watching practice. It was a good overall visit."

Gragg, who will be a junior this fall at Pine Bluff High School, is familiar with several members of the Auburn coaching staff, particularly Tim Horton, who is AU's running backs coach and a former running backs coach and recruiting coordinator for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

"My brother, Chris Gragg, just recently graduated from Arkansas so I knew Coach Horton and he had already offered me when he was at Arkansas," the tight end said. "I knew Coach Malzahn with his history at Arkansas State.

"When Coach Malzahn was at Tulsa they liked to throw the ball to Charles Clay," Gragg said. "He did the same thing with Philip Lutzenkirchen at Auburn."

Currently, the young tight end has just one offer, but he believes the Tigers are interested and he said he has interest in Auburn.

"I like the up-tempo style of practice and the way the coaches get into the practice," Gragg said. "You can tell they love up-tempo, physical football. It was nice.

"I liked they way they treated us and the overall feel of the football complex," he added. "I like the style of football."

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