In-State Lineman Visits Tigers

Pelham lineman Braxton Hoyett talks about visiting Auburn, the possibility of a position change on the next level and more.

Pelham, Ala.--A defensive tackle prospect who could get a look on the offensive line on the next level, 6-3, 280 Braxton Hoyett already has offers from Miami, Mississippi State, Samford, South Alabma and UAB.

This week he made a visit to Auburn to check out the Tigers and get a feel for the campus and facilities.

"It went pretty good," Hoyett told Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I fell in love with the place. It's a great place with a good coaching staff. I have a good relationship with them so far. It was my first time meeting them."

Spending time with Auburn assistants Charlie Harbison and J.B. Grimes, Hoyett said he enjoyed the day getting to know what the Tigers were all about. Taking the opportunity to learn more about Gus Malzahn and his new coaches, the Pelham Panther said so far so good.

"They are pretty cool," Hoyett said. "I found out that I can sit down and talk to them about anything really. I talked with Coach Grimes about 30 minutes about the whole recruiting business. It was a pretty good trip."

Even though he has spent much of his life as a defensive tackle, Hoyett said that Auburn is talking to him about possibly playing on the offensive line. While it's not something he's familiar with, Hoyett noted that if that's what it takes to get on the field then he's fine with it.

"Coach Grimes wants me to play offensive line," Hoyett said. "He said that he likes the way I move and I could be an offensive lineman. He said that it's my choice in the end however, but I wouldn't mind it at all.

"He's real straight-up about stuff," he added of Grimes. "He'll tell you the truth. He just talked about how recruiting works and how many guys they are signing this year. I had a real good conversation with him."

With Auburn wanting to see him on the field this fall at Pelham things could change quickly for Hoyett‘s recruiting when the Panthers take the field. Because of that he said that he‘s not in any rush to make a commitment and wants to just take it slow.

"I'm going to be patient with everything," Hoyett said. "I'm not ready to make a decision anytime soon. All of my options are open and I'm going to try to keep them open as long as I can."

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