Ziemba Gives Visit High Marks

Offensive tackle prospect Lee Ziemba talks about his visit to Auburn over the weekend.

Rogers, Ark.--One of the country's top offensive line prospects took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend and came away very impressed by the Tigers. Talented offensive tackle Lee Ziemba says that following his visit to Auburn things couldn't have gone any better for the Tigers.

"I met so many cool people," Ziemba tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I basically got a feel for what it's going to be like living there. I just had a great time. This visit was a ‘10', definitely."

Down to the home state Arkansas Razorbacks and Auburn before the weekend, Ziemba got his chance to see Tommy Tuberville's program from the inside after already visiting Arkansas officially last month. Ziemba says that after seeing both his decision is still up in the air.

"I think it opened my eyes a little bit," Ziemba says of his Auburn visit. "It's going to help me make a better decision I think. It was a great visit.

"I'm just going to go home and talk with my parents and we're going to stay in prayer about it. Hopefully we'll have a decision ASAP."

Hosted by Auburn redshirt freshman defensive lineman Zach Clayton, Ziemba says that getting the chance to hang out with many of the current commitments was something that really made the weekend special for him.

"A lot of things stood out about the visit," Ziemba says. "Meeting Kyle Coulahan and Bailey Woods and Chaz Ramsey and John Douglas, we're pretty close guys now and we just had a great time hanging out with each other. It was just great. Also Andrew McCain and my host Zach Clayton, I had a great time."

Although Ziemba and Clayton don't play on the same side of the ball they did have one thing in common and that is their love of throwing the discus. While Ziemba was good enough to win a title last year in Arkansas he found out this weekend that he's way off the pace of Clayton's record-setting throws.

"He actually throws the discus too," Ziemba says of Clayton. "He's a lot better though. We do have a common interest. It was funny because I was telling them about winning the state championship last year in Arkansas. He was like ‘good job'. I then asked him how far he threw and he said 210. I said ‘I'm going to just shut up now because I obviously know nothing about the discus'."

Not only did the players have an impact on Ziemba's visit to Auburn but he was also impressed by the coaching staff once he was able to sit down with them and talk extensively. He says that the feeling he gets when talking with them is one of comfort.

"They are straightforward guys," Ziemba says. "Obviously they know what they are doing. They are real honest and up front with you. It seems like they make this game and this place fun for the guys. As much hard work as it is it seems like they make it fun."

The son of Auburn parents and someone that followed the Tigers despite living in Arkansas, Ziemba says that seeing the Auburn Creed in writing is something that makes him think about the work and effort it's going to take to succeed on the next level.

"I love the first part of the creed," Ziemba says. "I believe in work, hard work. If I decide to go there I'm going to get with it and work hard. There's a great opportunity for me to start (if he chooses Auburn) but I'm going to work hard regardless if I have a shot or not. I'm going to work as hard as I can until my arms fall off and my legs fall off. I know if I do that then there is a possibility to start next year."


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