2015 O-Line Prospect Talks Auburn Visit

2015 offensive line prospect Drew Kyser discusses his trip to check out the Auburn Tigers.

Opelika, Ala.--Already very familiar with the Auburn football program because of his proximity to campus and growing up a fan of the Tigers, 2015 offensive line prospect Drew Kyser and several of his Opelika teammates took a visit to the Auburn campus on Wednesday to sit down with the coaches and get another look at the facilities. Still waiting on an offer from the Tigers, Kyser said it was a good experience for him to get even more acquainted with the staff.

"It went great," the 6-5, 300 Kyser said. "It was cool and fun to get one-on-one time with the coaches and spend time with them for a little bit. I got to spend time with Coach (Rhett) Lashlee and Coach (J.B.) Grimes while I was there."

Already with a good relationship with Grimes following a camp visit last summer when he got to work with him up close and personal, Kyser said one of the highlights of his brief visit was getting to sit down and talk football with the coach and also get a few pointers in the process.

"It was a lot of fun," Kyser said. "The only other time I have really gotten to talk with him was during the camp and he was trying to push us to get better and teach us. It was cool to get to sit down with him one-on-one and talk with him about everything. We didn't talk any about an offer. He just really said I was getting bigger."

Drew Kyser

A two-year starter at center for the Bulldogs, Kyser is a talented player that should be one of the building blocks of an improving Opelika offense next season. With his team still a few months away from spring practice now is the time to get a jump on the recruiting process and that means taking some visits to many of the schools showing him interest.

Currently hearing from Mississippi State, Kentucky, Louisville, South Carolina and UAB in addition to Auburn, Kyser said the Blazers recently came through with his first offer. While he's hoping that's just the first of many, he added that first one is always special.

"It was just like a big weight was lifted off my shoulders," Kyser said. "There is no more stress worrying about if I'm going to get a scholarship or not. It just makes me want to work harder to get even more."

An inch taller and 15 pounds heavier than he played at last season, Kyser said his goal this season is simple as he tries to get the Bulldogs back in the hunt for a state title.

"I'm just going to work on coming off the ball quicker," Kyser said. "The key word for me is just to dominate this year."

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