“It was a good feel just going back over there,” Lashley said. “I brought my mom with me so she could get a look at things and see how if flows with different schools and things like that.”
Wanting his mom Amy Lashley to see the campus and get a feel for what Auburn is all about, Lashley said that’s an important part of the process for him because of what she means to him and also how studious she has been in learning more about each of his schools.
“It was very big because Auburn is in my Top 10 and I wanted her to go over and get a feel for things,” Lashley said. “If it was the place for me to come I could get her blessing on it because she’s very analytical, her I’s are dotted and her T’s are crossed, things like that.”
Lashley shown in action at the Nike Atlanta Regional
As for his mom’s take on the Tigers, Lashley said everything went well.
“She said she liked it,” he added. “She liked it very much when she talked to Coach (Rhett) Lashlee and Coach (J.B.) Grimes.”
Getting the chance to sit down with Grimes and talk football was one of the highlights of the day for Lashley. Already with a strong relationship with the veteran coach, Lashley said it was great to build that even more on his latest trip.
“For one he’s coached a long time,” Lashley said. “I know he’s knows what he’s doing coaching-wise. A standout left tackle like Greg Robinson is just a name off the top of my head. He did exceptionally well in the NFL Draft and is still in the NFL. Looking at him and who he was coached by, he’s good at what he does.”
With one of Auburn’s biggest need areas on the offensive line and specifically at tackle, Lashley said knowing he would have the opportunity to play early for the Tigers is something that has them very much in the picture.
“That’s very big, a huge deal,” Lashley said. “It would be big to come in and hopefully contribute to a team, especially if I go there, to compete and hopefully get the job done.”
Planning to visit Auburn for a game this fall, Lashley said at the moment he’s unsure of his official visits but plans to talk that over with his mother before a final decision is made. As for the Tigers’ chances of one of them he’s still undecided, but he said they’re definitely in the picture following his latest trip.
“Just going there it’s like a home feel,” he said of Auburn. “Visiting with the guys and going to the weight room and at the wellness center it’s just a beautiful place. The atmosphere, they are always hyped and up-tempo. Just the coaches too, it’s just a family atmosphere. They’ve got academics and even the dorms, they’ve got the best dorms I’ve seen so far. Right now I really like what I’m seeing.”
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