Defensive end Brian Kuhn rates his official recruiting trip to Auburn an A+ and says the Tigers are definitely his leader.
The 6-5, 250-pound defensive end was a Class 2A All-State performer as a junior for Crescent City High School and could be honored again this year before he takes early graduation and enrolls in college this coming January.
"It was a great visit," Kuhn told Inside the Auburn Tigers of his trip to AU to watch the Tigers play archrival Alabama. "The Tiger Walk was my favorite. It was awesome. I got to walk in it and see how much the Auburn fans love their team. That made a big impression on me."
The feminine side of Auburn also made an impression on the visitor from Florida. "I didn't know there were so many beautiful women in the state of Alabama," he says. "It has Florida beat in that department. The girls at Auburn are awesome. I can't say enough good things about the people I met. I really liked the town. It is not too big and it is very friendly. It reminds me of home. The fans are unbelievable about how well they support their team and that means a lot to me."
A speedy defensive end who was clocked at 4.59 earlier this year on a track and 4.6 on grass, Kuhn has three more official visits lined up. He will go to North Carolina on Nov. 30th, Maryland on Dec. 7th and Miami on the 14th. He is expected to announce his choice in December and enroll at the college of his choice in January. "I want to get into the offseason program and be able to go through spring training," says Kuhn.
The honor student says he was very impressed with what he saw on his trip at Auburn on the academic front. He also notes that the football facilities are top-notch and the fact that Auburn has defensive ends as a high priority for its signee class has not been lost on the Crescent City High star.
Tiger Ticket Extra: Kuhn says that he came close to committing to the Tigers on his first recruiting trip. He says that Tommy Tuberville talked to him and suggested that the early graduate take a couple of trips and have a good time before announcing his college choice. "Coach Tuberville is coming to my high school to speak at our awards banquet on Dec. 20th," Kuhn says. "Hopefully, I will win an award that night." Last week he was just named to the All-County team for a second straight year...The big defensive end was shown around campus on Friday by redshirt freshman tight end Cooper Wallace and on Saturday defensive end Bret Eddins and tight end Jimmy St. Louis were his player hosts. "I liked all of those guys. The whole weekend was great for me."