Tall QB Prospect Has Interest In Auburn

Tahj Tolbert, a class of 2016 football prospect, took an unofficial to check out Gus Malzahn's team.

Sugar Hill, Ga.--Still looking for his first scholarship offer, six-foot-five quarterback Tahj Tolbert took a visit to Auburn on his 17th birthday to check out the Tigers.

Currently a junior at Lanier High School, Tolbert was able to tour Auburn’s facilities and meet with the coaches.

“They just told me they like what they saw on the film and they like how I threw the ball deep,” Tolbert says. “They said I need to work on my footwork more and stuff so they told me some good things, and they’re hoping to see me soon.”

The quarterback says that he has been getting attention from Michigan State, Marshall and Clemson as well as some smaller programs. “I have no offers yet, but I have a lot of interest from different schools,” he says.

Tolbert notes he threw for around 1,700 yards as a junior, his first season as a starter, and finished with 19 touchdowns.

The prospect, who weighs 206 pounds, has the height to see over a pass rush, something he notes gets from his father, who was a large quarterback who played college football at Bethune-Cookman. “My dad has been training me as a quarterback since I was five,” he points out. “I can throw far easily because he taught me the mechanics.”

Tolbert, who also plays center on the Lanier basketball team, says he is working on his agility as he prepares for his senior season on the football field.

Asked if he has a favorite college program, the prospect says, “My family’s team is the University of Miami, but I don’t have a favorite team--even in the NFL I don’t. I just go with the family and we always cheer on the University of Miami. I moved up here from Miami when I was nine so I’ve been here for a while.”

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