A skilled thrower of the football who commands his team in every area despite being just a junior, Queen said as the quarterback that's one of the responsibilities he has to take on for his team to succeed.
"It's very important to me because you see if from guys my age all the way to Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, they are calling out coverages and making audibles at the line of scrimmage," Queen said. "Our coach does a great job during the week of film study helping me prepare for that. Even in the summer during 7-on7's he's with me on the board. They just prepare me very well for those types of situations.
"They give me the role of being a coach on the field," he added. "That means if a guy isn't running a route at the right yardage or I make a wrong read then it's on me.
"They put a lot of belief in me that I'm a coach on the field. That's something I love because it's like the old saying ‘with great power comes great responsiblity'. I feel like I'm able to take on that role very well."
Tyler Queen will be a junior this fall for his high school team in Kennesaw, Ga.
That is one of the reasons why Auburn decided to pull the trigger early on Queen and take a commitment from the young quarterback. Playing in an offense very similar to what Gus Malzahn and Rhett Lashlee will run with the Tigers this season, Queen said the comfort level he has built with the staff and his comfort in the offense are a huge part of why he chose Auburn.
"I built some very strong relationships with the coaches from day one," Queen said. "Coach Lashlee, Coach Horton and Coach Malzahn, I have talked to them numerous times. I have called them and they just really focused on getting me down there. I'm very enthusiastic about the opportunity and it's just a blessing."
Planning to attend as many Auburn games this fall as his schedule will allow, Queen said that his focus now turns to recruiting as he plans to try to help fill out not only the 2015 class, but 2014 as well. With his decision out of the way and the future a bright one, Queen said there's no turning back and now the real work begins.
"I'm still as happy and as excited about my decision as the day I committed to Auburn," Queen said. "Some kids you see get lackadaisical once they commit, but I'm not going to be that guy. My dad has instilled a hard work ethic in me. I'm going to work as hard as I can to make my team ready here in high school and get ready to go to college."