"It was unbelievable," Queen tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It was a night SEC game and my first one. It was just an unbelievable crowd. The energy in the stadium was crazy. It was a huge win for our guys, beating an SEC opponent in the Top 25.
"They are a lot more in sync," he says of the team. "They are on the same page. The offense is rolling and the defense played a great game. They are clicking on all cylinders right now and they are playing really well."
One of the things that has stood out to Queen has been the play of quarterback Nick Marshall. Rushing for 140 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns against the Rebels before sitting out last week with a sore knee, the junior college transfer made play after play for the Tigers. Even after hurting his knee on a run to the sideline in the fourth quarter he stuck it out in the win, something Queen says was impressive.
"It's really exciting," the prospect notes. "He got injured, but got right back up and was leading the offense down the field on a scoring drive. That was unbelievable because as a quarterback I know the team looks to you for guidance. If you're up then they are going to be up. Just to get up from little bumps and bruises and lead your team down the field is just huge."
While watching Marshall on the field, Queen also had the opportunity to visit with future teammate and Auburn 2014 quarterback commitment Sean White. The two will be competing down the line for the starting job at some point, but right now it's all about forming a bond and helping to put together good recruiting classes for the Tigers.
"It was cool," Queen says. "I met him for the first time before the game. We got off to a great start. He's a really good guy. I can tell it's going to be competitive because we're both good quarterbacks, but it's going to be fun to play with him. It's like iron sharpening iron. I'm ready to see how that goes."
Queen says he is expecting more big things from Auburn in the 2013 season based on how things are going so far. With more top prospects checking out the Tigers from week to week he notes it's a strong sign for the future of the program and he's excited about that.
"It's definitely going the right way," Queen says. "Coach Malzahn, Coach Lashlee and all the guys have it going on. They've got it clicking. They're obviously doing it right because they are getting guys down there like Elisha Shaw and Mitch Hyatt and Dante Sawyer to visit. They're doing something right and that's obviously showing."
Helping his team to a strong start, Queen has completed 61-103 passes for 1,127 yards and 14 touchdowns with just one interception this season going into a Friday night home game vs. unbeaten McEachern. He has also added four rushing touchdowns. Last week he helped his team to a 27-17 win over Hillgrove as he completed 12-22 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns.