Tigers In The Hunt For Big Lineman

This big offensive lineman will be in Auburn for an official visit this weekend.

Albany, Ga.--The Auburn Tigers get a chance to begin shoring up the depth problems on the offensive front this weekend when they receive a visit from big offensive lineman Troy Reddick of Westover High.

At 6-6, 285, he has the size to play anywhere up front and he says that he is looking forward to his trip to Auburn this weekend to see how it compares to his earlier visit.

"Basically, the academics and everything will take care of itself," he tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I just want to see if I'm able to have fun and I can be comfortable around the players. I want to make sure I get along with the players and everything."

Having already visited Clemson last weekend officially, Reddick says that he will leave Auburn Sunday afternoon and head straight to Tallahassee for a visit with the Florida State Seminoles. Georgia Tech is also a team that was thought to be in good shape with Reddick at one time, but that appears to not be the case since the departure of head coach George O'Leary a few weeks ago. "I'm going to take a visit, but I don't know how much they are in my plans," Reddick says. "I'm just going to take a visit up there."

With his decision still pretty much wide open, Reddick says he does have two favorites at the moment and not so coincidentally, they are the first two visits on his agenda.

"My main schools are Auburn and Clemson," he notes. "Really just Auburn and Clemson. I guess that's the main schools. I'll just have to see on the others when I take my visits."

Reddick says everything about the visit went well and he is ready to see how it compares to this weekend's trip to Auburn. "It was okay," he notes. "I got to see a lot of the school. It is a very nice campus. I have a former teammate (Tommy Sharp) of mine that is on the team. He was my host and escorted me around. I had fun."

A three-year starter on the offensive line at both guard and tackle, Reddick says he also started two years at defensive tackle. While he's versatile enough to get a look on either side of the ball, expect Reddick to be a mainstay on some lucky college's offensive line for years to come.

Tiger Ticket Extra: Trying to get back in the game quickly, new Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey was busy on the phone Tuesday night. One of his calls was to Reddick, an offensive lineman that was once thought to be a lock to the Yellow Jackets. While his phone call did earn him a visit from the star lineman, it looks like Reddick is moving on to other schools in search of a home.

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