Talented Va. Teammates Talk Auburn Visit

Woodbridge (Va.) teammates Kyree Campbell and Kalel Grant talk about visiting the Auburn Tigers.

Woodbridge, Va.--A pair of talented teammates visited Auburn on Friday and left with a good impression of the Tigers after spending two days on campus talking to coaches and players. Three-stars Kyree Campbell and Kalel Grant both had a good first look at Auburn with Campbell planning a return trip in July to let his mom see Auburn as well.

“The experience was great,” Campbell said. “They showed us around and I got to see the academic building. The football facilities are great. I got to sit down and talk to all of the coaches, Coach (Will) Muschamp and Coach G (Rodney Garner). The place is great. They told me everything I needed to know. They filled everything in so there was no need for questions.”

Already with a strong bond with his recruiting coach on the Auburn staff Lance Thompson, who has been talking to Campbell since his ninth grade year, Campbell said the Tigers only added to that over the visit one he got a look at what the facilities and coaches are all about. That included getting his first chance to work with Garner, Auburn’s D-Line Coach.

“He’s just a straightforward guy,” Campbell said of Garner. “I got to work out with him. He pushes you, no slack, and that’s what I like about him. I want someone that’s going to push me and not just sweet talk.”

Something else that could also work in Auburn’s favor is a need for defensive linemen in the 2016 class. With the size and ability to play end or tackle in a 3-4 look or the 4-3 look, Campbell said that has the Tigers even stronger on his list.

“That’s very big, being able to come in and have to potential to start as a freshman or play, that’s big for me,” Campbell said. “They said they need big guys and I fit that role. They need some big D-Ends, a dude that can play defensive end or nose tackle and tackle.”

With offers from schools all over the country, Campbell said he plans to narrow down his list on Aug. 3 and believes the Tigers will be a part of things when that happens.

“It just boosted my thought process a lot,” Campbell said of the Auburn visit. “Auburn stands pretty high, but I don’t have my top (list) out yet. It’s coming. Auburn is going to definitely be on my list.”

A receiver still looking for his first offer, the 6-0, 180 Grant is a speedster that is being recruited by most schools to play offense on the next level. On his visit he had the chance to work out for Dameyune Craig and also to check out the Auburn campus. He said both things went extremely well for him.

“The experience was great,” Grant said. “I had the chance to better my game and potentially work with a great college coach. I got a chance to see and be around certain players that are already in the environment. It was just a great experience.

“The thing that stood out about him is he’s a straightforward guy,” he added of Craig. “He doesn’t cut corners or beat around the bush. He’ll tell you straight up and his work ethic is good too.”

Kalel Grant

Still waiting on an offer at the moment, Grant said he’s hearing the most from Auburn with schools such as Cincinnati, North Carolina and Virginia Tech also talking to him. With the Tigers impressed by his workout and wanting to keep a close eye on his progression, he said the potential of an Auburn offer is huge for him.

“It would really mean a lot because it’s a great atmosphere,” Grant said. “I really like the atmosphere there. I think it would be a great school to attend.”


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