Four-Star 2016 DE Enjoys 'Crazy' Auburn Visit

Four-star class of 2016 defensive end prospect McTelvin Agim talks about his trip to Auburn to see the Tigers' win over South Carolina.

Hope, Ark.--One of the top class of 2016 defensive end prospects in the country, big McTelvin Agim had already made a visit to Auburn during the summer to check out the Tigers, but on Saturday he got the opportunity to witness a game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Making a weekend out of it to see the facilities and talk with his recruiting coach, Tim Horton, as well as defensive line coach Rodney Garner and others, Agim said it was an experience he won’t soon forget.

“The fans are crazy,” Agim tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. “It was jumping. That’s one thing I have been trying to find on these visits, I want to see what the home field feels like and what the fan base is like. It was nice there Saturday night.”

Something that stood out to Agim was watching as Auburn’s defense struggle to get pressure on the quarterback, something that is a strength for the four-star prospect. Looking for players to come in and contribute right away in 2015 and 2016, he said it’s definitely exciting to think about those possibilities with the Tigers and also about playing for Garner.

“I sat and talked with Coach (Garner) and dissected who would be there when I got there and who would be gone by the time I got there and things like that,” Agim said. “I would have a good chance to play my freshman year if I worked hard. That’s something I’m looking at. Watching them I was just seeing how much pressure they got on the quarterback, stopping the run, things like that. I think they did a good job.

“He’s a cool coach,” Agim added of Garner. “You can tell he works for everything he has. To play for him you’re going to have to work for what you get. That’s something I like because I’m not shy about working. I like that mentality and I think it fits me.”

With still another year of high school remaining before he has to make a college decision, Agim said he’s taking his time with the recruiting process and wants to continue to learn more about each of his schools before releasing a top five or six sometime next summer. Now that he has seen Auburn for a game environment and gotten a feel for the program, staff and fans, Agim notes that he is fairly certain the Tigers will be in the mix when he begins to narrow his list.

“I just like the people,” Agim said of Auburn. “It’s crazy. For real it’s hard to find a parking spot and that was like three hours before the game. It was so hard to find a parking spot. That just shows the loyalty of the fans and the fanbase they have. How bad the fans want to see them is just crazy.”


Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories