Athletic Tackle Impressed With Auburn

Auburn has a major need for offensive linemen. The Tigers entertained a big and talented prep star this past weekend who says he likes what he saw.

Albany, Ga.--Offensive tackle Kurt Quarterman is becoming familiar with Auburn from his time on campus watching football games on unofficial visits and attending a summer football camp.

This past weekend the big tackle got a more formal look at the campus during his official recruiting visit to the Plains.

When asked how the weekend went, Quarterman said, "It went good. I like the school and it isn't too far from home. I have got a good relationship with Coach (Hugh) Nall."

While his teammate and fellow weekend visitor Troy Reddick has the type of academic standing to sign with virtually any program in the country, Quarterman still has some work to do in that area. If he decides to go to Auburn, he might have to take a detour to the Plains via prep school. The next two colleges he plans to visit, Louisville and Middle Tennessee State, are colleges that he will probably have a chance to attend immediately out of high school if he decides to go that route to a less prestigious program.

Kurt Quarterman is a two-sport standout at Westover High.

Wherever the 6-5, 315-pounder goes, he is expected to make a serious run at early playing time with excellent size, quick feet and plenty of all-around athletic ability.

Prior to taking his visit to Auburn, Quarterman told Inside the Auburn Tigers that AU is the leader. When asked if his weekend visit to AU changed that, he said, "Not at all. Auburn is still number one."

Tiger Ticket Extra: Quarterman, who runs a 5.0 40, is known for having excellent balance and quick feet. He uses those skills to dominate in the shot put and discus as the two-time defending state champion in both events. He has a personal best performance of 60 feet, 10 inches in the shot and 185 feet, 10 inches in the discus. "I am getting ready for the track season now," Quarterman says. "I am certain that my quick feet help me in the discus and shot, just like in football."


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