Junior LB Developing Relationship With Auburn

Class of 2018 football prospect Matthew Flint camped at Auburn, which has offered him a scholarship.

Gurley, Ala.-- Matthew Flint said it is too early to name any favorite colleges, but made it clear he has a high opinion of Auburn's new linebacker coach.

Flint, who visited Auburn to participate in football camp for class of 2018 prospects, said he came away impressed. “I like Travis Williams,” the Madison County High junior said. “He is really moving around out there with a high tempo.”

The 6-0, 205-pound linebacker said he also enjoyed participating in the camp. “I loved the atmosphere and the competitiveness,”?he noted. “I loved the opportunity because I am trying to get better every day.”

Pointing out that Williams said he likes Flint’s potential as a guy who could play outside linebacker or even the nickel role on defense, the prospect already has a scholarship offer from Auburn.

“It is a great atmosphere,”?he said of the campus after making his third trip to Auburn. “It feels like everybody is connected together like a great big family. The coaches really care about you and they know your name.”

Asked if Auburn or any other college program is his favorite, he said, “I wouldn’t say that. I am just enjoying the process right now.”

Asked if he grew up with a favorite team, he said, “ “Not really. I am from Pittsburgh. I?have been (in Madison County) since I was eight.”

The prospect’s other two scholarship offers are also from in-state programs UAB and Troy. It won’t be surprising if more don’t arrive by the time he graduates high school.

As a sophomore the linebacker said he averaged “around 10 tackles per game” and added that he has goals of setting school records for tackles during the next two seasons. However, the No. 1 goal is a team one. “Getting a ring on my finger for winning state is what I want,” he said.

Flint said that he ran a 4.5 40-yard dash in Auburn’s camp and posted marks of 35 inches in the vertical jump and nine feet, one inch in the standing broad jump.

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