Jason Caldwell

Defensive End Nick Coe Chooses Auburn

The Tigers picked up more help for their defensive front with a class of 2016 football commitment.

Nick Coe, the No. 2 ranked defensive end from the state of North Carolina, committed to the Auburn Tigers on Saturday during his official visit for the Iron Bowl.

Coe, a 6-5 1/2, 269 senior at Asheboro High, chose the Tigers over Florida State, Virginia Tech and others.

The Tigers moved up in his pecking order when he visited the Auburn campus in July and spent time with defensive line coach Rodney Garner.

"Coach Garner is a great coach,” Coe told Inside the Auburn Tigers. “He knows what he’s doing. He’s improving and making the defensive line better. He’s taking them to the next level. He’s a great coach.”

Coe is the 17th verbal commitment for the 2016 Auburn football signee class and comes at a position of need with the Tigers looking for help on the defensive front.

The prospect, who is ranked as the No. 51 defensive end in the nation, made his decision prior to the Iron Bowl kickoff. Commenting on Auburn, he said, “The players love it there. They know what they do on the field and when it’s time to play it’s time to play. They all get a degree, all of them. That’s what I want, too.”

Coe said the facilities, including Auburn's new dorms and dining facilities, are impressive and he noted that he likes the new university recreation center for students. “It’s great,” Coe said. “I love the dorms and everything about it. I went to the place with the pool and rock climbing and weight room (student activities building) and it was amazing. I have never seen that before.”

The Tigers also picked up a commitment this week from wide receiver Kyle Davis.

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