Scottsboro, Ala.-The top quarterback prospect in Alabama regardless of classification, class of 2019 standout Bo Nix was in Auburn for an extended weekend visit to check out the Tigers along with father Patrick Nix and family.
Getting a full weekend of Auburn events in, including gymnastics on Friday along with basketball and baseball on Saturday, Nix said he enjoyed a weekend on the Plains.
The biggest part of his visit was having the opportunity to sit down with new Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey and learn more about his plans for the Tigers as well as get to see Coach Tim Horton once again.
“I think it was really important,” Nix said. “I got to meet him (Lindsey) a little bit more. I have met him before earlier so I had recent contact with him. I just want to grow our relationship and get to know each other more. I think that was real important for our future.
“Then, obviously, Coach Horton, he has been recruiting me for a while. He’s been in my area and I have really gotten to know him. We get along really well.”
Already very familiar with Auburn, the campus and football program considering his father played for the Tigers and he’s made numerous trips to the Plains over the years, Nix said continuing to build that bond with coaches is a big part of things and a reason why he spent so much time on the visit.
“I think that’s probably one of the most important things,” Nix said. “How well you get along with your coaches and how well you like them, at the end of the day that’s all that really matters. I think this weekend was real important for the future. We got to know each other a little bit more and that was really good.”
In addition to learning more about Lindsey, Nix also got a chance to learn more about his style of offense and how he does things. That was another important part of the visit for him.
“We just talked a little ball and different ways he was going to do things and how he’ll do some things similarly,” Nix said. “Overall, he just talked about what he really liked to do on offense and his game plans and stuff like that. I thought that was real important because going in you want to know what kind of offense you’re going to run and what you’re going to be doing.”
Already the career leader in passing yardage at Scottsboro, passing former Alabama quarterback Pat Trammell with 3,716 yards and 41 touchdowns, Nix will have a chance to leave his mark on another program with a move to Pinson Valley coming this spring after his dad was named the head coach there.
Coming off a season when he threw for 1,737 yards and 16 touchdowns while adding 1,300 yards and 20 scores on the ground, Nix said he’s ready for the next challenge of playing in one of the toughest regions in the state with Clay-Chalkville, Gardendale, Minor and Walker among the opponents he’ll face.
“I’m looking forward to it a lot,” Nix said. “I think it can be a really good opportunity. It’s going to be a big change and I’m going to have to get used to it. I think we’ll have a good time there. I’m looking forward to meeting everybody and getting started.”