Prospect Eats Up Visit To AU

Quarterback Steven Ensminger talks about his official visit over the weekend and gaining weight since last season.

Auburn, Ala.--Quarterback Steven Ensminger, son of Auburn tight ends coach Steve Ensminger and a current Tiger commitment, was already familiar with the Auburn football program and used his official visit to take a look into other aspects like academics and social life.

"I had never been to the academic building," Ensminger notes. "It was something I had never seen at any college. It's great to come here and have a bunch of people that could help you in academics. It's a great center you can go in whenever you need help.

"We also went to the coliseum and talked to a few people and it wasn't anything boring," he adds. "They gave us a few sheets of paper and showed us what we have to do and it went well."

Ensminger is a physical prospect that has the tools to play early in college.

Ensminger, who led West Monroe (La.) High School to the state championship this season, says he enjoyed the food over the weekend in his efforts to gain weight for college and also the chance to hang out with some of teh current players.

"We came in and they fed us," he says. "We had meetings and some of the players, we all went out and they showed us around the town. They took us to some of their apartments and showed us the campus life.

"Then they took us out to eat," he adds. "They showed us all the things that we can do around here, not just school and football. There are other activities that we can participate in. We met with our coaches and had meetings about coming to Auburn. Then they fed us breakfast and it was great."

Apparently the eating has had a positive effect on Ensminger's 6-3 frame as he has gained 25 pounds in less than a year.

"We weighed yesterday," he says. "Last summer I was at 185 and I'm up to 210 now and still trying to gain some more. My dad is real glad about that."

Ensminger, whose player host was Blake Field, was one of 21 prospects in town over the weekend. As a verbal to the Tigers early in the recruiting process, Ensminger spent part of his recruiting visit persuading other players to sign with Auburn.

"It was a great experience coming in here and seeing a bunch of people that I've been to camp with," he says. "It's exciting to know that some of these people are coming to Auburn and I was trying to get some of the others to come to Auburn.

"It was real fun staying in the hotel and going out with some of the players that will be my future teammates. It was a great experience."

Because of the Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday Ensminger says that he'll have the chance to stay in Auburn through Monday to spend time with his dad before returning to Monroe to finish out the school year.

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