Cordova, Ala.--Following several spring visits to check out the Auburn Tigers, 6-2, 209 athlete Kolbi Fuqua saw all he needed to see from Gus Malzahn's program on Saturday while visiting for the A-Day game.
Spending the day with Coaches Herb Hand and Kodi Burns, Fuqua met with Malzahn before he left and gave him the good news.
"I told him and he jumped out of his chair," Fuqua said. "That made me want to work my butt off so I can be one of his best players."
Being recruited as both a wide receiver and a safety by the Tigers, Fuqua said in addition to what the Tigers show on the field there is plenty to like about being in Auburn.
"The coaches showed that it's a family," Fuqua said of Auburn. "I like the area and surroundings, it reminds me of home. They just seem like the right place to be."
On Saturday, Fuqua was in attendance to see the Tigers throw the ball all over the field with Jarrett Stidham throwing for 267 yards on 16-20 completions in just a half. Watching guys like Nate Craig and Will Hastings put up big numbers catching the ball, he said it was fun to see.
"I love how they pass the ball and the quarterback can really throw," Fuqua said. "I wasn't really surprised though because I had been to some early practices and they were doing real good."
As a safety, Fuqua said he's seen some good things from Auburn's defense as well this spring.
"The defense is pretty good," he said. "I'm still in high school so I really can't say anything, but they're good."
Picking Auburn over Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Troy, and UAB, Fuqua said he's going to keep his options going as far as recruiting is concerned but he's sold on Auburn.