Earle, Ark.--A four-star 2018 prospect who already has offers from Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee, 6-3, 215 Gerry Bohanon was back on the Plains over the weekend to check out the Tigers, talk with the coaching staff and watch the team in a spring scrimmage.
Spending time with Coach Gus Malzahn, offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey and running backs coach Tim Horton, Bohanon said his return visit gave him plenty more to see.
“It was great because it my first time coming over to really get to spend time with the coaches,” Bohanon said after visiting twice for camps. “I’m trying to working on a relationship with them. It was really my first time seeing the campus. It was amazing.
“I got to sit down and talk with the coaches about recruiting and just life in general, which felt good,” he added. “I enjoyed it. It was a nice, overall visit.”
One of the keys for Bohanon is being able to get a shot to play quarterback on the next level.
“Their message was that they would be recruiting me as a quarterback,” Bohanon said. “Even though they have a commit the will still be recruiting me. That was good to hear because most schools don’t really try to recruit two.”
Part of the reason for his visit was to see Auburn’s new offense in action during Saturday’s scrimmage. Watching quarterback Jarrett Stidham throw the ball around in Lindsey’s offense was a surprise said Bohanon.
“I noticed they started to throw the ball more with the new offensive coordinator and quarterback,” he said. “They’ve decided to throw the ball more and that really impressed me. It looks to me like they have a quarterback that is going to be very good and lead them and get them back to the point they were at.”
With still plenty of time before he’s planning on making a decision, Bohanon said Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee are the teams recruiting him the hardest at the moment and he really likes things on the Plains.
“They’re up there high,” Bohanon said. “A lot of the coaches are from Arkansas. Coach Malzahn, once upon a time he coached at a small school called Hughes. That’s like a 20-minute drive for me and the school is closed down now.
“We can relate to more than just football. The bond with the coaches is really there and I know I fit there, so they are high.”