Matt Muller, a 6-3, 245-pound deep snapper from St. Francis De Sales High in Toledo, tells Inside the Auburn Tigers he will be checking out Tommy Tuberville's Tigers. He is a three-year starter deep snapper who has won awards at speciality football camps for his ability to snap for punts and field goals.
He also started at offensive tackle in high school, but notes that he is being recruited by several Mid-American Conference teams plus Illinois and others as a deep snapper. Muller, who is an honor student with close to a perfect grade point average in accelerated courses, visited an Ivy League college last weekend.
"I am flying in to Atlanta on Friday and Auburn will have somebody to meet me at the airport," he says. "It will be my first trip to Auburn. I have watched them play on TV and I knew that their deep snapper was a senior so I sent them a tape and they liked what they saw and invited me to come down."
His coach, Dick Cromwell, says, "Matt is a really good deep snapper. He is definitely someone colleges are interested in. He was at Columbia last weekend and he has set up visits with Kent State and Toledo for next week. He is one of our team captains and a great kid and one of the leaders in our school. He is also a very strong student."
The Tigers will be looking to replace Jeremy Wells as their starting deep snapper in 2004.
"I am looking forward to the trip," says Muller, who was team captain of big-school traditional northern Ohio prep power St. Francis De Sales High School. "I have never been south of the Midwest." His team finished 8-3 last season.