Are Things Still Right With AU and Knight?

An Auburn football recruiting report has an update on Lee County High's Tyler Knight.

Leesburg, Ga.--Tyler Knight says despite the coaching changes he is still committed to Auburn, although the new staff is interested in him at a different position.

"The Auburn coaches told me that I was loyal to them during the coaching transition and they are going to be loyal to me," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

The 6-5, 248-pounder from Lee County High School was recruited by Tommy Tuberville's staff as an offensive lineman. He played tackle this season as well as outside linebacker.

A three-year starter, he was a tight end as a sophomore. "That's the position Auburn is recruiting me to play now," he says. "That is fine with me. I have good hands and I like it."

Knight notes that he played tight end at a postseason all-star game (Georgia-Florida Border Wars Senior Bowl) in Thomasville, Ga., matching high school players from south Georgia vs. high school players from north Florida and was named the offensive most valuable offensive player for his team.

He says that Jimmy Perry, Auburn's director of football operations, made an in-school visit late last week to see him in Leesburg. "We had a real good meeting," Knight says. "He told me they are going to help me find a junior college to play at, but they aren't sure yet where that is going to be.

"Coach Perry told me just to work hard on my grades and continue to work out and stay in good shape," Knight says.

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