Navarre, Fla.--One of the top interior offensive line recruits in the country, four-star prospect Nick Brahms made a return visit to Auburn on Saturday to take part in Big Cat Weekend on the Plains. Spending time with the coaches, current Auburn players and fellow recruits, Brahms said everything about the visit went great and that’s why the Tigers are his strong leader.
“It went really well, I really enjoyed it,” Brahms said. “Talking to the players and the coaches, it’s just the energy. I really enjoyed it. They are definitely my number one right now.
“My family, we have some friends right down the road,” he added. “It’s just the perfect fit for me right now. I’m going to make a decision before my season starts and that’s my plan. We’ll see how it goes.”
Saying that he’s hoping to get an offer from Stanford in the near future, Brahms said he’s considering North Carolina, Miami and several other schools at the moment, but the Tigers are the clear leader right now.
“It’s pretty up there,” Brahms said of Auburn’s lead. “It’s pretty up there.”
Something that definitely works in Auburn’s favor at the moment is having Herb Hand coaching the offensive line. An energetic coach that is known as a technician on the field, Hand’s knowledge of the game stands out to Brahms.
“He does a ton of stuff with LeCharles Bentley (LB OLine Performance),” Brahms said. “He blends some of that stuff and I like that. I read all his stuff. He’s a great coach. I have done my research about him. It’s a great place.”
Getting to know other recruits while on campus was another big part of the day for Brahms and one of the main guys he spent time with was five-star offensive tackle Calvin Ashley. A player who is strongly committed to Auburn, Ashley is recruiting heavily for the Tigers and Brahms said that’s pretty cool to see.
“Calvin is cool,” Brahms said. “I felt like me and him connected a little bit. He was (working on Brahms) a little bit. He said to hit him up on twitter.
“It’s really cool,” he added. “Meeting all the new people was really cool. I really enjoyed it.”
Hoping to make a visit this summer, Brahms said now it’s all about seeing some other schools and then deciding when the time is right to make his decision.
“I’m going to North Carolina and then Duke and then back to Miami in July,” Brahms said. “Then, hopefully, make it out to Stanford and Oregon.”