Two-Way Standout "Really Likes" Auburn

A football prospect from Kentucky is showing serious interest in Auburn.

Pineville, Ky.--Two-way standout Brent Slusher has been a traveling young man in recent months.

One of the stops he made was at Auburn University to check out Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers and he says he liked what he saw.

"I have been to a lot of campuses, but Auburn's really stood out to me," he says.

The 6-3, 225-pound tight end and linebacker says he liked the laid back campus atmosphere he found at Auburn as well as the people he met at AU.

In addition, Slusher liked what he saw while watching the Tigers scrimmage.

"I like the way Auburn uses their tight ends," he says. "They are obviously a major part of the offense."

He notes that Auburn assistant coaches Don Dunn and Steve Ensminger are recruiting him to play tight end. He is being recruited by colleges like Kentucky and Tennessee to play on either side of the ball and by Wake Forest as a linebacker.

"I like to play on offense because you have the opportunity to score touchdowns," says Slusher, who also notes that he likes the opportunity to be physical and make big hits on defense.

As a junior he had 102 solo tackles, just two shy of the Bell County High School record. He added 31 assists.

Playing in a run-oriented, three-back offense that didn't throw the ball much, he managed to catch 14 passes for 353 yards and six touchdowns.

Slusher is a three-sport athlete in high school. He is currently training for the 100 and 200 dashes as well as the high jump and discus. He is also the starting center on his basketball team.

Off the field he is an honor student who is interested in majoring in aerospace engineering, which helps explain his interest in Auburn, a university that is known for its program in that field of study.

Slusher notes that he has already been to Louisville, Tennessee, Kentucky, Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina and Clemson recently to check out those campuses. He says he plans to visit additional campuses this spring.

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