Auburn Offer "Huge" For Carr

2015 offensive line prospect Tyler Carr discusses his Auburn offer and what it means for him being a lifelong Tigers' fan.

Auburn, Ala.—Expected to be one of the top offensive linemen in the 2015 recruiting class, big Tyler Carr from Southside High near Gadsden came to Auburn on Sunday hoping to show Coach Gus Malzahn and offensive line coach J.B. Grimes what he was made of. After a strong showing in the one-day camp, the big junior left with what he was shooting for.

"I got an offer today," Sims says. "We talked with Coach Grimes and he said quite frankly they didn't really know what they were wanting. He said he wanted me and Coach Horton was really excited about me. We went in and met with the head man and he told me ‘we're going to offer you today and we're going to recruit you hard and stay on top of me because you're an Auburn guy'. I said thank you and I couldn't wait."

Already with an offer from Vanderbilt, Carr says getting the offer from the Tigers was one of the things he's been waiting on. A frequent visitor to campus as a recruit, the massive tackle has been on the campus as a fan for much of his life. Because of that he says Auburn is going to be in his final group when the time comes.

"It's huge," Carr says of the offer. "I have watched games since I was a little kid. Auburn has always inspired me to play football when I was growing up. This is a big deal.

"Auburn is probably going to stay in my top five regardless," he adds. "I have always been around Auburn. I have always loved Auburn. I have been here through the good and the bad so I have seen it all. I see how the fans have stayed behind them through the tough years too so they'll always stay in my top five."

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Having the opportunity to work closely with Grimes was a big part of Sunday's camp experience says Carr. The new offensive line coach has been in Carr's corner since early in the recruiting process and once Malzahn saw him in person the offer came through.

"It was great," Carr says. "There was a lot of great competition and I felt like I really learned a lot. Coach Grimes really helped me out. He had already told me that they were looking at me hard and that they were ready to pull the trigger. He was just waiting on Coach Malzahn to give the OK. I felt like it was going to be a good day. I just took advantage of it.'

With Auburn definitely high on his list at the moment, Carr says he's not going to rush into a decision with still plenty of time left to make his choice. When the time comes however you can bet the Tigers will be heavily in the discussion.

"I still think there are a lot more to come in," Carr says. "I'm going to see by the end of next football season where we are at and kind of re-evaluate things."

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