Early AU Commitment Preparing for Senior Year

Kyle Coulahan, an early verbal commitment to the Tigers, is preparing for a busy senior year. He is expected to line up at seveeral different positions and play both offense and defense as a senior for Catholic High.

Pensacola, Fla.--For Tiger verbal commitment Kyle Coulahan a recent visit to the AU campus gave him a preview of what his life will be like as an offensive lineman once he enrolls at Auburn University for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Coulahan participated in a two-day football camp at Auburn and worked out with the offensive linemen there, even though that is not where he will play this season for his new high school, Pensacola Catholic.

"I will be playing noseguard and a little bit of fullback," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "Coach (offensive line coach Hugh) Nall and the other coaches were working with me on the offensive line drills and showing me the ropes," he says."

Coulahan, who played last season at West Florida High School, checked in at six-foot-three, 288 pounds for the Auburn camp.

He was a high-energy participant at the two-day event, trying to take in everything he was taught and jumping to the front of the line to get involved in drills.

Coulahan high steps through a drill at the Auburn intrmaural field.

"I liked the camp a lot," he says. "I feel great about my decision to come to Auburn."

Coulahan plans to work out at home the rest of the summer to get ready for his senior season at Catholic High. That school's coach, Greg Seibert, says he is looking forward to having the big athlete on the team.

"Kyle is a great young man who is a talented athlete and a very hard worker," Seibert says. "Auburn is getting a very good football prospect and a young man who they will enjoy having in the program."

Seibert notes that he might use Coulahan at both fullback and tight end this fall as well as on the defensive line. "He will be a strong blocker for us at both of those positions," the coach says.

If he gets to play fullback, the offensive lineman-to-be says he expects to get a chance to carry the football. "I really think I am going to get a chance to run the ball a good bit," he says with a smile.

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