Big Offensive Lineman Has AU Among Top Two

This Big Peach State prospect has Auburn near the top of his wish list.

Albany, Ga.--Kurt Quarterman has been a frequent visitor to Auburn over the past few years. That is just one reason why the Tigers have emerged as one of two leaders to convince the six-foot-five, 320-pounder to sign with them on National Signing Day in February.

"It's going to pretty good," Quarterman tells Inside The Auburn Tigers of his recruiting process. "I've been talking with Auburn, Florida State, Louisville and MTSU. Auburn and Louisville are my favorites. Those are the two I know most about."

Quarterman says he has been on Auburn's campus about five times and he has liked what he has seen. "I've been to camps, games and the A-Day when they invited the seniors," he adds. "I like Auburn because it's a good academic school and I know the offensive line coach real good."

AU offensive line coach Hugh Nall was in close contact with Quarterman throughout his senior season and he says Auburn has been the team pursuing him the hardest. The big lineman says he talked to Nall at least once a week while playing at Westover High School this past season.

Quarterman, who bench presses 405 pounds and squats 575, started at left tackle for Westover for three seasons. His school ran its offense out of the shotgun allowing Quarterman to develop into an experienced pass blocker. "I'm a pretty good pass blocker," he notes. "That is why I played the left side, to protect the quarterback's blindside."

Quarterman says he will make his college decision after he takes all three of his official visits. Those are schedule for Auburn on Jan. 18, Florida State on Jan. 20 and Louisville on Jan. 25. He is also going to take an official visit to Middle Tennessee State sometime during January as well.

Tiger Ticket Extra Quarterman made his first attempt at passing the ACT this past Saturday. Prospects cannot take official recruiting visits until they have proof of taking either the SAT or ACT. Quarterman says his trip to Auburn for the Alabama game was a neat experience. "I liked the audience. There were a lot of people watching from the stands and on TV. I have never been around that many people at a football game."

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