Watching the Tigers adjust to Malzahn's up-tempo style on offense and a new system on defense, Artis says it was a fun time seeing how much work is done on the field.
"I just came to see a practice to see how the defense and the offense was going," Artis says. "I kind of liked it. I got to see the coaches and see how they coached. That was cool.
"It was a really fast-paced offense," he adds. "It was good seeing that the defense could keep up with them. The defense was good."
Already familiar with Charlie Harbison, Artis says it was fun to see "Coach Cheese" in action on the field during Saturday's scrimmage. A veteran who is known for producing solid secondary performers, the first-year coach obviously made an impact on the three-star safety and is one of the reasons he likes the Tigers at the moment.
"I like the way he coaches," Artis says. "He doesn't really demean people. He gets the best out of them. That's pretty cool."
"I like the coaching and Coach Harbison a lot," he adds. "I really like the community. They are a tight-knit community."
Recently adding offers from West Virginia, Oklahoma State, North Carolina State and Michigan State, Artis has a large group of schools already on the table with Boston College, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Tennessee and several others included as well. As for Auburn, Artis says he's hopeful that will come sometime soon.
"They are going to come out to see me in spring and it should come then," Artis says. "That would be cool."
Unsure of when he'll make a decision, Artis notes that he would like to narrow his list down first and then take a closer look at each of those schools.
"I'm still trying to narrow it down with my dad," Artis says. "I'm not sure when I'll do that, probably late in the summer. I don't know when I'll make a decision."