Murfreesboro, Tenn.--A big-time 2018 running back prospect that already had offers from programs such as Louisville, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, 5-11, 210 Master Teague from Blackman High was on the Auburn campus for the first time on Tuesday and left with an offer from Coach Gus Malzahn’s Tigers.
“It was a great visit,” Teague said. “I like what they were saying and what they’re built on and how they operate. The coaches seem like good men and of course the facilities were great. The campus was nice.
“I feel like I fit in their offense pretty well, it’s similar to what I run now in high school. I know they’ve produced some great backs. I was a little surprised they came through with the offer.”
The running back position is without a doubt the most illustrious when talking about the Auburn Tigers with names such as Joe Cribbs, James Brooks, Bo Jackson, Carnell Williams, Ronnie Brown, Ben Tate, Tre Mason, Cameron Artis-Payne and others all finding big success on the Plains and later in the NFL.
Teague said that history makes the offer from Auburn even more special in his mind.
“It’s an honor,” Teague said. “There have been a lot of good running backs there and I know they know how to build great backs. It’s an honor to have an offer from a place like that.”
Getting a chance to sit down with the coaches and learn more about Auburn, Teague said it was good to see Auburn RB Coach Tim Horton again and get to catch up with him and just talk about life.
“He’s real experienced and a great person,” Teague said. “I like the way he coaches and really what the coaches stand for and how they go about coaching. They have great relationships with each other. He seems like a good man.”
Still very wide open in the recruiting process with a plan to begin to narrow down his list soon, Teague said he feels like Auburn is going to be a big part of things and he plans to be back to see a spring practice soon.
“I feel like I’m interested in them,” Teague said. “I’ll be communicating and building a relationship with them and see where it goes.”
As a junior Teague carried the ball 222 times for 2,031 yards on the ground and scored 24 touchdowns.