Cordova, Tenn.--On Saturday the Auburn Tigers got a commitment from Kolbi Fuqua out of Cordova (Ala.) High, and Jerome Carvin, a prospect from Cordova, Tenn,. was also on campus and got the full court press from Coach Gus Malzahn and Offensive Line Coach Herb Hand while on his trip.
Being recruited to play offensive guard by the Tigers, the 6-4, 335-pounder stepped foot on the Auburn campus and it didn’t take long for him to get a feel for exactly how much he’s wanted in the program.
“The visit went great,” Carvin said. “When I first walked in they took me straight to Coach Malzahn’s office and he was waiting for me. I sat down and talked to him for a while and he said I was a top priority for them. They talked about the academics and what Auburn has to offer for me.
“That was very important for me,” he added of getting to see Malzahn early. “We talked for a while with him, me and my mom. He was just talking about academics and living and how everything is so close to one another. It’s a good deal.”
Watching Auburn on the field, Carvin said he saw an offense that would be very comfortable for him to slide into should he choose the Tigers down the road.
“They run a similar offense to what we do in high school now,” Carvin said. “We run RPO’s (run pass options) and things like that. That’s what Coach Hand was talking about. He said that’s mainly why they were recruiting me is that I can do a lot of the things they’re looking for.”
Planning to release a list of his top eight colleges soon, Carvin said he feels good about putting Auburn in that group at the moment. Planning to be back for Big Cat Weekend and also a game in the fall, he said there is plenty to like about the Tigers.
“It’s like a family feel,” Carvin said. “It was just great going down there just to meet everybody. To finally get to meet everyone face-to-face was great.”