Talented 2016 Prospect Talks Auburn

Big Jamal Couch from Central-Phenix City is a player to watch for the 2016 class.

Phenix City, Ala.--A 2016 prospect capable of playing on either side of the ball on the next level, 6-4, 215 Jamal Couch already has offers from Kentucky, Mississippi State, Alabama and Southern Miss with almost a full year before signing day.

This week he had the opportunity to travel to Auburn along with teammates John Broussard and Markail Benton to sit down with Auburn coaches Gus Malzahn and Scott Fountain and discuss their possible plans for recruiting him down the road. While some schools have offered him as an outside linebacker, the Tigers like him as a tight end down the road and that’s exciting for Couch to consider.

“It was a great experience being back around the environment,” Couch said. “I like the people and the things going on down there. I like what I’m seeing.

“I feel like they put out a lot of production in that spot with they way they run their offense,” he added. “I like that it’s not as much of a blocking tight end spot. I like to split out and get the ball a lot more.”

A prospect who has made several visits to Auburn in the last year, including a camp during the summer, Couch has matured into an impressive player physically since the start of last year’s football season for the Central High Red Devils. Easily capable of growing into the 6-5, 235 range by the time he gets to college as a freshman in the fall of 2016, Couch is definitely a player to keep an eye on.

That’s the plan for Auburn at the moment as Couch is on the radar for next year’s class. While the Tigers haven’t offered, the talented junior said there is a lot to like about the program at the moment.

“It would be a great experience,” Couch said. “It would be very big for me. I know I could provide for the offense how they want me to.”


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