Westover High School's Kurt Quarterman has been informed of the opportunity at Auburn and is very interested in the Tigers. He will be on the AU campus this weekend for an official visit to check out the Auburn program.
"Recruiting is going pretty good so far," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I have narrowed it down to about three schools. I am looking at Auburn, Louisville and Middle Tennessee State."
"I like Auburn the most," the 6-5, 315-pounder adds. "One of the reasons is that I am good friends with Coach Nall. He would be my position coach if I go to Auburn." He said Louisville is his second choice.
Hugh Nall is the offensive line coach for the Tigers, who also recruits South Georgia. Two of his prime prospects lined up just a few yards from each other on Friday nights last season. Troy Riddick, the other Westover High starting offensive tackle, will visit Auburn this weekend, too.
When asked who is the better player, Quarterman or Riddick, Quarterman laughed and then said, "Troy is a real good player. He is probably the better player, but it is real close."
The Tigers have been recruiting both for a long time enabling Nall to develop a relationship. Quarterman said he has liked the Tigers since he started to be recruited and that he enjoyed his summer camp experience at AU after his junior season. At that session, he worked with Nall and other coaches to improve his technique and learn other facets of offensive line play that helped him as a senior.
When asked what he believes his strength is as a football player, Quarterman said, "I am a really good pass blocker. I think that is because I am kind of quick for my size. I run a 5.0 40."
Tiger Ticket Extra: Quarterman is getting ready for the track and field season. He is one of the top athletes in the state of Georgia and is going for his third straight state titles in both the shot put and the discus. He has a person best toss of 60 feet, 10 inches in the shot and 185 feet, 10 inches in the discus. He definitely has the potential to score points in those events at competitions at the collegiate level...Quarterman noted that he is interested in engineering and will check out AU's program in that area this weekend...He was recently selected to the Albany Herald's All-Metro team.