Offensive Lineman To Take One More Visit

Albany, Ga.--The need for offensive linemen on the Auburn campus is no secret to anyone who follows the Tigers. One player who could become a piece of the puzzle for line coach Hugh Nall and company is Kurt Quarterman.

A talented athlete with the size and quickness to play early on the collegiate level, the Westover High School star says that he has one more visit to make before he makes his decision.

Kurt Quarterman

"I don't have a favorite right now," he tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I'm looking for a great coaching staff, good players and, of course, academics first."

Following a visit to Middle Tennessee State over the weekend, he says that a trip to the Bluegrass State will be his final before announcing his choice of schools. He is considering Auburn along with the Blue Raiders and the Louisville Cardinals.

"I went to Middle Tennessee," Quarterman says of his weekend trip. "It went real good. They were real friendly and nice, the players and the coaches. It was real good. I have Louisville next week and that's it…I'll decide after I come home from Louisville. Whichever one I decide on I'll be happy about going there because I'll know that was the best for me. I'll probably wait until I get home to say anything so I can discuss it with my mom."

The 6-5, 315-pound Quarterman has all the tools to become a dominant offensive lineman on the next level. Those skills have been helped by watching another one of the top players in the South at his position in practice. Playing alongside Troy Reddick (6-6, 285) on the offensive line has allowed Quarterman to improve practice after practice and he says that has helped him become a better player.

Now the two are heading to school and possibly in different directions. There is one college where the two could play together and that would be on the Plains. Recruiting each for the offensive line, Auburn has a chance to entice both to become Tigers and Quarterman says he likes many things about the program and a few things stand out above the rest.

"The good thing about Auburn is the way the coaches and players are a family," he notes. "That's why I like Auburn. The lack of depth on the offensive line plays into it a little bit as well."

Quarterman, who runs a 5.0 in the 40-yard dash, is known for being very quick off the ball in the running game and using exceptional balance and footwork in the passing game. 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. Quarterman returns to the track this spring to defend both titles, something he is heavily favored to do.

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