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2017 OT Prospect Obinna Eze Talks Auburn Visit, Connection To The Tigers

Offensive tackle prospect Obinna Eze discusses his recent visit to Auburn.

Nashville, Tenn.--Emerging Class of 2017 offensive tackle prospect Obinna Eze took a visit

to the Plains recently and came away pretty pleased with what he saw from the campus, coaches and everything surrounding the program.

“I think it (Auburn) is a really great school,” said Eze. “Apart from football, the people I met there really appeal to me. I have a friend here, a Nigerian, that has already gone through the system so I feel like this place should be easy for me to adapt to. I feel pretty good about Auburn. I really do.”

His friend is Class of 2015 signee and redshirt freshman Prince Tega Wanogho Jr.. The former four star recruit has been talking with Eze and had good things to say about Auburn.

“(Prince) said he was comfortable there,” Eze pointed out. “He said he feels like he was taken care of because he came really hurt as a freshman. He said the relationship has been great. They’ve been patient with him and have been teaching him. He said he’s getting the best coaching. From the look on his face he seems to be taken care of.”

The monster three-star lineman from Davidson Academy stands in at 6-8, 283 and has collected ten scholarship offers so far in the recruiting process. His offer list includes Auburn, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

“Every one of my offers is very important to me right now,” Eze admitted. “I think I will wait (on a decision). I don’t really have a date yet. I know right now I’m not ready to commit.”

Another reason that the Tigers could be high in the pecking order of teams that have extended a scholarship Eze is new offensive line coach Herb Hand. Eze first met Hand when Auburn offered the junior last month.

“I think (Coach Hand) is the kind of person I’d have a great relationship with,” Eze said, “because I think he cares about way more than football. I think he really cares about me as a person. I like him. My high school coach likes him a lot which makes it a lot more easier for me to talk to him and feel good about him.”

When asked if he’ll be back to visit Auburn, Eze’s answer was quick and easy.

“Yeah, definitely.”


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