Line Prospect From Georgia Interested in Tigers

This update features a rising senior football prospect from the state of Georgia who is interested in Auburn.

Leesburg, Ga.--Ryan Broadhead doesn't have a scholarship offer from the Auburn, but is getting a look from the Tigers.

Broadhead was one of the more impressive offensive linemen who attended Auburn's final football camp of the season. As was the case during an early visit to the Auburn campus, he tried to impress offensive line coach Hugh Nall, who singled out the Lee County High standout for attention.

The senior-to-be checked in at 6-5, 257 pounds. Recovering from a hamstring injury, he didn't run the 40-yard dash, but participated in one-on-one drills at the AU camp.

He says the experience was a good one. "At the start of the drills I didn't set my feet quickly enough, which is usually not a problem for me, but I did better after the start.

"There were a lot of really quick defensive ends to work against at the camp and that is good for me," he adds. "Some of those players are the best prospects in the country. When I blocked them it gave me confidence that I can do the same thing against anybody I will face in high school."

Ryan Broadhead

Broadhead, who is scheduled to start for a third straight year, is interested in dentistry or business as a course of study in college. He has early offers from UAB, Troy and Eastern Kentucky, but is getting recruiting attention from more prominent programs such as FSU, Alabama and South Carolina in addition to Auburn.

Broadhead says he grew up as an Alabama fan, but now says he really likes the Tide's archrival. "I like Coach Nall a lot as an offensive line coach," he says. "I am also impressed with the overall program at Auburn. It is a very prestigious program with a lot of good things going for it."

The lineman, who made the top 16 at the state wrestling championships as a junior, says he will probably make one more trip to a college campus to check out UAB prior to the start of his senior season.

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