Chad Simmons

Athletic OT Obinna Eze Talks Auburn Trip, Potential Official Visit To The Plains

Big-time tackle prospect Obinna Eze discusses his Saturday visit to Auburn and what has the Tigers in the mix.

Nashville, Tenn.--A top offensive tackle prospect on the board for the Auburn Tigers, big Obinna Eze out of Davidson Academy was on the Plains Saturday to check out the campus again and talk with the coaches. Still in the process of finding the right fit for him on the next level, Eze said the trip gave him even more good thoughts about the Auburn program moving forward.

“I think I’ve got a deeper understanding and a deeper feeling about Auburn and getting to understand the coaches,” Eze said. “I sat down with Coach Herb (Hand) and we talked about offense and technique. 

“I watched a lot of tape and I think I understand what he’s doing and I feel like I could fit into the program. I see the things he works with and how he trains his players and I feel like I want someone to do that in my life.”

While he’s not sure about the rest of his visit plans this fall, Eze said at the moment he feels like Auburn has shown him enough that he wants to use an official visit to see the Tigers with other schools such as Michigan, Tennessee also in the mix.

“I feel good about this place,” Eze said. “I’m going to be down this fall for sure, probably for an official visit.

“If I come in for an official visit I’m going to try to see what life is like outside of football. I’m going to come for another game took, probably the Clemson game.”

While admitting that Auburn is in the mix, Eze said he’s not ready to name any other teams just yet. With certain things he’s looking for in his future home both academically and athletically, Eze said he doesn’t have a timetable for a decision either because it could come at any time.

“I do, but I don’t want to put it out yet,” Eze said about having a list of favorites. “For me, I’m just trying to make sure I’m not making any rash decisions. I don’t really care about the hype and all that stuff, whenever I’m ready I’ll just commit and that’s it.

“Obviously education is important,” he added. “I’m looking for opportunity and development. I’m looking for a place I have an opportunity to play. I feel like I have the talent to take football a long way. 

“I’m looking for a coach who can develop me, a coach that can change things about me and be patient to develop me into what I can become. It’s basically education, opportunity and development.”

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