Costa Mesa, Cal.--An offensive lineman that has seen his recruiting take off following his freshman season at Orange Coast College, 6-4, 300 Alex Losoya had already visited Arkansas, Colorado State and Texas Tech before heading to Auburn last weekend. Spending time on campus with the coaching staff and checking out the facilities, Losoya said his trip to Auburn was what he was looking for.
“The campus and facilities were nice,” Losoya said. “They were pretty much what I expected and I had high expectations.
“It was worth it. I enjoyed everything and had a good time meeting with the coaches.”
The main coach that Losoya spent time with was Auburn OL Coach Herb Hand. Looking for help as he heads into his first season with Tigers, Hand took the time to get to know Losoya and that was important for the upcoming sophomore. He said getting to spend time with Gus Malzahn was also a highlight for him.
“Coach Hand is cool,” Losoya said. “He’s a very personable guy and he knows that there is a balance between football and life. I enjoyed talking to him and all the things he had to say and also learning about how he coaches. Coach Malzahn is a really nice guy. We talked a lot about football. He’s cool. I really liked him.”
With most of the team gone with finals already over, Losoya said most of his visit consisted of the time with the coaches. That gave Auburn’s staff plenty of time to show him not only how he would fit into the offense but also why they need a player of his caliber on the roster.
“There weren’t many people there because of graduation and the football team had a week off so I mainly just met with the coaches,” Losoya said. “I pretty much just went there and spoke with the coaches about where they are at in terms of depth. I know their circumstances now and that they need another guy.”
Losoya could be the perfect fit because he still has three years of eligibility remaining. Playing for powerhouse Mater Dei (Cal.) High, Losoya had several offers following his senior season but instead chose to start his career at a junior college with the hopes to transferring to a power five school down the road. Now after just one season that plan has become a reality with Losoya able to enroll this summer with still three years of eligibility remaining along with a redshirt year.
Planning to visit Arizona State this coming weekend, Losoya said a decision could come anytime after his trip to see the Sun Devils.