2015 Prospect Excited About Auburn Offer

Class of 2015 athletic tight end/defensive end Chauncey Rivers talks about getting an offer from the Auburn Tigers.

Stone Mountain, Ga.--Expected to be one of the top defensive end/tight end prospects in Georgia for the 2015 signing class, big Chauncey Rivers from Stephenson High already had offers from Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and several other programs before his Sunday visit to Auburn.

Talking with the Auburn staff and checking out the facilities, Rivers said everything about the trip was great.

"It's a great facility and I like the coaches a lot," Rivers said. "The first time I went there (Junior Day in February) I really liked the place and I told them I wanted to come back. I brought them back today and they said they really liked it. It was a great day.

"The coaching really stands out to me," he added. "They are a like a family. They are really into their players. You can just really focus on the goal. I like the coaches."

Getting to sit down with Gus Malzahn and learn more about the program, Rivers got some good news as he was getting ready to head back home.

"Auburn offered today," he noted. "It was great. I had been thinking about that offer for a long time. The first time I went to Auburn I wanted the offer. They are now up there at the top of my list along with Florida, Georgia and South Carolina."

Spending time with Auburn wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig as well as tight ends coach Scott Fountain, Rivers said he really enjoyed getting to know them better and that's one of the things that stands out about the Tigers at the moment.

"I think Coach Craig is a great coach," Rivers said. "He told me a lot of stuff that I really needed to hear. He's a great motivator and told me a lot of stuff that is true and how it really is at college."

At 6-2, 235, Rivers is being recruited on both sides of the ball with Florida offering as a tight end and most of the other schools looking at him at defensive end, Rivers is being talked about to play tight end/H-Back in Auburn's offense. He said that's exciting to him, but in the end it doesn't matter the position he plays as long as he gets to help out the team.

"I told them whichever one gets me on the field faster," Rivers said of the position he prefers. "They told me they want me to play those roles. I'm down for that."

Rivers plans to take his time before making a decision with still 18 months left until signing day in 2015.

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