Buford, Ga.--With over 50 top quarterbacks in attendance at Sunday’s Atlanta Opening Regional, including commitments to several top programs, it was 2019 standout Bo Nix that walked away with QB MVP honors.
Clearly the top passer in attendance and always willing to jump in there and get his reps in, Nix showed why he’s already got offers from schools such as Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia and many others.
“It’s really cool because there were a lot of good quarterbacks here,” Nix said. “The fact that they picked me showed that they enjoyed watching with me and working with me and they think I’m pretty good.
“Coming in I knew that if I was just myself I would have a good day. I guess it worked out.”
Having a really good performance in a setting like Sunday’s camp isn’t an easy thing to do for a quarterback because of the way things are set up. Usually in a group of at least eight quarterbacks means a rotation of single reps. Add in that you’re throwing to guys you’ve never worked with before and it can be tough to get into a rhythm.
That wasn’t the case for Nix on Sunday.
“It’s tough because every throw means a lot,” Nix said. “You don’t get a lot of them so you have to make every throw count. The fact that you throw to different receivers and the breaks are a little longer definitely plays a factor. Days like today are hard, but as you keep on doing it you get used to camps.”
Camps aren’t the only things that Nix has been busy doing as he’s made several schools visits in recent weeks as he continues to try to get an early feel for his programs of interest before he begins spring practice at new school Pinson Valley.
With offers pouring in, including Alabama and Georgia most recently, he said his focus remains on his team.
“I want to focus on the now,” Nix said. “I want to try to be there to work with my teammates and my football team. We’re going to be pretty good, we just have to keep getting better. As it goes on I’ll definitely look at my options and see what I have and see what college will be best for me.”
Growing up in an Auburn family as the son of former Tigers’ quarterback Patrick Nix, he’s been raised orange and blue. That made the most recent offers ones of high interest with Auburn’s two biggest rivals throwing their hats in the ring for Nix. While he admits it’s different, he said they definitely deserve to get a look moving forward.
“It’s not weird because I’m not necessarily committed there,” he said of Alabama and Georgia. “I guess when I was little it was Auburn and their rivals were Georgia and Alabama and I grew up not liking them.
“Now that I’m being recruited by them my whole views have changed. They want me and want me to come play for them so it’s different.”
As for Auburn Nix said the Tigers remain very high on his list with the addition of Chip Lindsey as offensive coordinator meaning an even bigger push from the coaching staff. Along with Auburn RB Coach Tim Horton, Lindsey has kept an open line of communication with Nix and that’s something he appreciates.