4-Star WR Prospect Talks About AU Trip

Class of 2016 football prospect Tre Nixon took an unofficial visit to Auburn to get a feel for the campus and AU's coaches.

Melbourne, Fla.--It was graduation day at Auburn on Saturday as Scout.com four-star wide receiver Tre Nixon gave the campus a look as a potential place to earn a college degree and play a lot of football in the process.

“It was a really good visit today,” he said. “It opened my eyes and lot and this is why I love taking these unofficial visits to see what every school has to offer.

“I am going to start narrowing it down after spring,” the Melbourne High School standout said. “I am going to try to get it down to 10 schools. My plan is to probably make a decision before my senior year.

“A big thing will be my comfort level with the overall environment and my relationship with the players and coaches,” he said when asked what he is looking for in a college. “Also, how I can fit in the offense with a chance to make an early impact is something I am considering.”

On his spring break, the wide receiver also visited Georgia, Alabama and Ole Miss before heading home to finish the school year as well as wrap up spring football practice in addition to running the 100 meters and 4x100 for the track team.

“My fastest 100 meters is 10.72,” he said. “I am 6-1, 165 pounds so track has cut down my weight a little bit.”

While in Auburn he visited Jordan-Hare Stadium, the football complex, campus dorms and the locker rooms as he spent time with his recruiting coach, Scott Fountain, and noted the AU coaches have good personalities.

The prospect also got to spend time with Rhett Lashlee, the offensive coordinator, along with wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig. “I loved it,” he said. “I enjoyed meeting Coach Craig and Coach (Rhett Lashlee). I definitely put some names with the faces so I had a really good time.

“I sat down with Coach Lashlee and my mom and he showed us film on where he would put me on the field,” Nixon said. “He said he definitely sees me as that playmaker who can stretch the field vertically.”

Tre Nixon

An honor student in high school, Nixon said he is interested in studying either sports management or business in college.

Where do the Tigers stand with the class of 2016 wide receiver prospect? “I am definitely considering Auburn,” he said. “I am not making any decisions right now, but they are definitely toward the top after today’s visit.”

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