One of the top wide receiver prospects in the country, speedy Christian Kirk was back on the Auburn campus over the weekend to see the Tigers take on LSU in a big SEC showdown at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Making the trip along with his parents, Kirk said he really enjoyed his official visit and the opportunity to see what Auburn is like on a big game weekend.
“It was awesome,” Kirk said. “I expected it to be loud because that’s all they could talk about. They said to get ready for it because it’s going to be loud. It definitely was, especially on third down. It was fun. The fans were awesome. It was a great time.
“It was definitely awesome to be back,” he added. “The gameday atmosphere was everything I expected it to be. It was good to come back with the family and get a reassurance of the first thing I felt when I came back out there. It was an awesome time.”
Spending much of his time with Auburn sophomore wide receiver Marcus Davis, Kirk said the two really got along great, but that wasn’t a surprise to him. After getting to know each other on his first trip to the Plains, Kirk said he sees a kindred spirit in Davis.
“Me and him check up on each other every two weeks,” Kirk said of Davis. “We always text back and forth. He’s a great guy, real mature. We’re kind of the same person. He’s a great guy to have around.”
Being recruited by Coach Gus Malzahn, Rhett Lashlee and Dameyune Craig for Auburn, Kirk said he likes what he sees from the Tigers at the moment and also what he would be doing in the offense.
“I think it’s the position Ricardo (Louis) plays,” Kirk said of where Auburn sees him. “Just anywhere to get the ball in my hands. They know I can stretch the field and do whatever a wide receiver does, but also go on bubbles and do jet-sweeps and reverses. I can also do things in the punt return game and on special teams.”
Still holding to a top six of Auburn, USC, UCLA, Texas A&M, Arizona State and Ohio State, Kirk said he doesn’t plan to make a decision anytime soon. Planning to commit sometime during the first two weeks of December, he said there is no specific date for him. He said the decision will come when he’s ready, but Auburn definitely made a move for him following his trip.
“They have definitely helped themselves,” Kirk said. “Just with the way they have been playing and with the type of guys they have around there. Coach Malzahn is awesome. He has shown the most love out of anybody, just with the effort he’s shown. He’s done a lot of things that coaches have said ‘he’s never done that for a recruit before’. It definitely feels good.
“Auburn is going to be down there until the end when it comes to this decision,” Kirk said. “It’s just the family atmosphere. It’s a long way from home, but the way they treat me is just like family and I’m comfortable with it.”