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Auburn Legacy Bo Nix Adds Offer From Coach Gus Malzahn's Football Program

Rising sophomore quarterback Bo Nix was impressive at an Auburn football camp, which helped the Scottsboro High player pick up a scholarship offer from the Tigers.

Scottsboro, Ala.--Already with offers from Cincinnati and Southern Miss, class of 2019 quarterback prospect Bo Nix ( 6-1, 190) earned a big one on Sunday as the Auburn Tigers offered following a strong performance at a football camp on the AU campus.

The son of former Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix and with his mom also an Auburn graduate, Bo Nix said for him it was a huge thrill to get this offer.

“They offered me and it was awesome,” Nix said. “It was a neat experience. I’m excited about it and I’m excited to open my recruitment up. I’m looking forward to the future.

“It’s hit me about this point that it’s just not because I’m a coach’s kid or a coach’s son,” he added. “But it’s that I’m a good football player, I can actually say that now.”

Making hundreds of visits to Auburn over the years, Nix has a fondness for the Tigers that has been instilled in him since his birth. That’s something he said that he’ll need to keep in control moving forward in the process over the course of the next three years because in the end this is a decision that needs to be his own.

“I’m going to look at all of the options I get, look at the places and campuses and all that,” Nix said. “As we go I’ll find some I like and some I don’t like and I’ll narrow it down. I’m definitely not going to choose Auburn just because my parents went there. I’m going to choose where I want and go where I feel comfortable.

“My dad tells me all the time that he wants it to be my recruitment and not his that he relives,” he added. “He wants it to be my decision. I’m going to make the decision and I’m thankful that God has put me in the spot that he has. I’m going to go through it slow, but I’m looking forward to the future that’s for sure.”

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Bo Nix throws with AU quarterback coach Rhett Lashlee watching closely.

Right now the future is at Scottsboro for Nix and he’s done nothing but put up big numbers since first stepping on the field as an eighth-grader when he threw five touchdown passes in a playoff loss to eventual state champion Clay-Chalkville. Throwing for nearly 2,000 career yards already and 25 touchdowns, his best football is ahead of him as he continues to get bigger and stronger.

Nix showed that earlier on Sunday as he worked with the top group of receivers in Auburn’s camp, spending much of the day throwing to four-star Jeremiah Hollomon. Showing a strong arm and a feel for the game, Nix was easily the top quarterback in attendance and said it was a fun time for him in his first Auburn camp since he was very young.

“It was a neat experience and as the time went on it got better and better,” Nix said. “The receivers I threw to, one of them ( Jeremiah Holloman) was really good. I enjoyed it, enjoyed the process. It was a fun day. I had a good time.”

One of the perks for Nix was getting the opportunity to work with Auburn offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Rhett Lashlee. Spending a lot of time getting coached by Lashlee gave Nix a chance to get to know him even better, something he said he enjoyed.

“He’s an awesome guy,” Nix said. “I love Coach Lashlee. He sees the potential in you and he works as hard as he can to get that out of you. That speaks volumes coming from a guy like that who has been successful in the past. It’s cool to work with him and be one of the guys he coaches hands-on. He’s a good guy.”

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