Kennesaw, Ga.--Already one of the top 2019 tight end prospects in the country, 6-7, 237 Ryland Goede from Kennesaw Mountain High School was on the Auburn campus on Saturday to check out the Tigers in a scrimmage and spend time with the coaching staff.
Saying he “loved” the visit and having the chance to learn more about Auburn, Goede noted that he really enjoyed seeing the team on the field and hearing the emphasis on the tight end position moving forward for the Tigers.
“They are telling me they’re going to a true tight end now instead of using both H-Backs and tight ends, and they’re telling me I’m their number one guy,” Goede said. “They want me to keep getting back over there.
“(Auburn) is very high,” he added. “I love Auburn a lot.”
The need to get the tight end more involved in Auburn’s offense was something that new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey talked about soon after arriving back on the Plains. Showing more interest in recruiting the position as well under Coach Larry Porter, the Tigers are definitely trending in the right direction said Goede.
“That’s big-time,” Goede said. “One of the first things I consider in a school is seeing how they would use me. The way he has (Lindsey) talked to me it seems like they’re going to be using the tight end a ton.”
Adding that he’s being recruited the most intensely by Auburn and Georgia, Goede said even though he doesn’t have a top list of schools yet both the Tigers and Bulldogs have already made a big impression on him.
“Those were just the first two schools that recruited me,” he said. “They have kind of a special place in my heart, but no top schools at the moment.”
Planning to be back at Auburn this summer to camp, Goede said he doesn’t have any set visit plans coming up.