Fairley Good Offensive Lineman Names Favorite

This Mobile lineman talks about his favorite team and the schools he's hearing from.

Mobile, Ala.--One of Alabama's top offensive line prospects continues to hear from schools all over the South as Nick Fairley's offer list continues to grow. The Williamson High standout says that he currently has a solid list of four schools and offers from two heading into the heart of the spring evaluation period.

"I'm hearing from West Virginia, Auburn, LSU, Clemson and Kansas State right now," Fairley tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I have offers from West Virginia and Kansas State."

Although he doesn't have an offer from them at the moment, Fairley says that at the moment the Auburn Tigers are his favorites. A school that has had success recruiting in the Mobile area in the past, Auburn ‘s success on the field in recent seasons is what has Fairley the most interested in the program.

"I didn't grow up following any schools, but Auburn stands out to me the most right now," Fairley says. "I just like their program and the strength program."

Fairley has plenty of room to grow and will likely play at over 300 pounds on the next level.

Something Auburn has in its favor for Fairley is that he has a very good friend currently playing for the Tigers in defensive end Antonio Coleman. One of the most improved players in the spring, Coleman has been keeping in touch with Fairley and the big lineman says that he's hearing nothing but good stuff about the Tigers.

"I talked with him today," Fairley says of Coleman. "That helps because I can look at him and tell what's going on and also tell they've got a good weight program because he's gained a lot of weight up there. He tells me lots of things about the program, lots of good things."

Currently 6-4, 240, Fairley is being recruited as an offensive tackle by everyone. A three-year starter, the big tackle graded out at 90 percent as a junior for Williamson. His play helped him to be chosen as one of the participants in the Alabama Junior All-Star Game in Troy last December. He says the chance to play in the game was something he won't soon forget.

"That was a great experience," he says. "It helped me get noticed. It was good to test myself and compete against the best in the state."

Fairley plans to participate in the Scout.com Combine on April 29 in Tuscaloosa and also plans to attend a summer camp at Auburn.


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