In-State Star Looking Forward To AU Visit

This talented high school senior football player has an official visit scheduled to Auburn this weekend.

Phenix City, Ala.--Despite continued calls from Coach Mike Price and the new Alabama coaching staff trying to get him to visit Tuscaloosa, quarterback Kelcy McKissic-Luke says that he has no intentions of changing his mind and his firmly committed to becoming an Auburn Tiger.

The Central High standout is scheduled to take his official visit to Auburn starting on Friday.

"I hope I'll be able to have a little fun and enjoy myself while I'm up there," McKissic-Luke tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I just want to see the campus real good and up close. I believe this is going to be it for me (his only visit). Alabama is still talking to me. The coaches have come in and they have tried to talk to me a little bit." McKissic's two older brothers, Nic and Triandos, are members of the the Crimson Tide football team.

Kelcy McKissic-Luke

Since committing to the Tigers in December, McKissic-Luke says that life has changed dramatically for him and his family. Gone are the daily and seemingly endless phone calls and he says that it has been a welcome change.

"It's been a little calmer since then," McKissic-Luke says. "There haven't been too many calls, just a few. I'm glad it settled down though."

The departure of offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino was rumored to have made McKissic-Luke second-guess his decision, but he says that Auburn is still the place for him. While he notes that he hasn't met new quarterback Coach Steve Ensminger yet, that will be the first order of business when he arrives on the Auburn campus.

"I haven't talked to him yet, but as soon as I get up there I plan on meeting him and getting to know him as soon as I get up there tomorrow."

A solid student with a 3.52 grade point average at Central High, he was a three-year starter at quarterback and passed for 3,456 yards and 31 touchdowns in his career with just 12 interceptions. A finalist for the 6A Offensive Back of the Year, he finished with a record of 29-7 in his career.


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