"It's just the feel, it's like noting I have ever felt before," Queen says of Auburn. "I came down on my first visit I kind of got a taste of it. When I came down for camp and got to meet all the coaches and players I realized it's a place I want to be a part of. I knew early on and I wanted to get it out of the way to start building a class around me."
Playing in a similar offense in high school, Queen notes that Auburn's system is one that fits him well and should make for a good transition when he gets to campus in the fall of 2015.
"To play under an offensive guru like Coach Malzahn is a major factor," Queen says. "We did film study and everything they showed me we run a version of or run the exact same thing. It will be more comfortable for me and a great fit."
Seeing his stock rise after an impressive sophomore season when he earned All-State honors, Queen threw for more than 2,600 yards and 23 touchdowns. Also a capable runner, the 6-2, 225-pounder also ran for over 1,000 yards and added 10 touchdowns on the ground. Already a 25-game starter in his high school career, Queen has played in five playoff games heading into his junior year.
A visitor to Auburn twice already in the spring, including a camp in June, Queen has had the Tigers at the top of his list along with North Carolina since early in the recruiting process. Bringing his family along to check out the facilities and campus, Queen says letting his parents see what he already knew about Auburn was an important part of the process for him.
"I knew weeks ago that this is what I wanted to do," Queen says. "I had to get my mom on campus to let her see the place. She gave me the okay today and I knew right when she said yes that I was going to tell them I was ready to commit."
Also important was continuing to build his relationship with the coaching staff, including Tim Horton and Rhett Lashlee. Queen says that bond he already feels with the Auburn staff played a big part in his decision.
"They really invested time with me when I was coming on campus," Queen says. "When I call them they are always picking up. They built a great and strong relationship with me and that was one of the things that I really liked about Auburn. It played a huge role in my decision."
Scout.com/FoxSports Next National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons says that the Queen commitment could potentially be a huge one for Auburn as they get started on the 2015 class.
"Queen is a very mature young man and he is a great get for Auburn," Simmons says. "He is already known across the Southeast and he will be an extra recruiter for Auburn over the next year and a half. Not only is he a smart quarterback with the ability to distribute the football to all his weapons, but he is very likable, he is outspoken, and he will lead to others giving Auburn a long look."