Tigers make pitch to Alabama OG commit

Offensive guard Dallas Warmack talks about his visit to Auburn's junior day.

Atlanta, Ga.--Every year, in-state rivals Auburn and Alabama battle on the recruiting trail for prized prospects, and the trend continued Saturday when the Tigers hosted one of the top offensive linemen in the class of 2015 for their first junior day.

Four-star Dallas Warmack, Scout.com's No.12-ranked offensive guard, committed to the Tide last July, but the Tigers are pushing hard to try and change the Atlanta native's mind. Head coach Gus Malzahn and offensive line coach J.B. Grimes brought up the possibility of early playing time in their pitch to the Mays High standout.

"They said I was the type of o-lineman that could come in early and make a big impact," Warmack said. "They said Alabama signed two centers and three guards, so I'd have a better chance starting here than over there."

Warmack, who said just about every Auburn coach is trying to recruit him to the Plains, said he's always liked Auburn and that he is still considering the Tigers as a possible college destination.

"Auburn's a great school," he said. "Great offense, great coaches, great people around Auburn. I just like the state of Alabama, period, so I'll stay here."

Warmack said Auburn, Alabama and Florida State are his top three schools, and that South Carolina might join his top tier after he visits the Gamecocks, which he plans to do soon.

He also said he might visit Alabama next week and that a visit to in-state school Georgia is in the works.

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