Quarterback Likes New QB Coach

This quarterback talks about his weekend trip to Auburn.

Phenix City, Ala.--Verbal commitment Kelcy McKissic-Luke from Central High made his official visit to Auburn this weekend and came away impressed with what he saw. Saying he's not going to take any other visits, the 6-1, 195 quarterback notes that he used the visit as an introduction to life as a Auburn Tiger.

"It went good," McKissic-Luke tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "The first day out there they took us out to eat. The second day they took us around the campus. I got a good look at all the offices, the academic facilities, and the places where I will be staying when I get there and where my classes are going to be."

Kelcy McKissic-Luke

Hosted on campus by quarterback Jason Campbell, who McKissic-Luke says "was a real nice guy", the younger brother of current Alabama players Triandos and Nick Luke notes that he really enjoyed Auburn's basketball win over Alabama on Saturday. Still, his favorite moment of the weekend came later that day when the players went to Jordan-Hare Stadium to see the locker room and lounge.

"It was a real exciting game," McKissic-Luke says. "Auburn came out real fired up. My favorite part of the day was when we went to the locker room and they had our jerseys hanging up. We got to put them on and walk on the field. That was pretty fun."

The weekend was also the first chance for McKissic-Luke to meet his new position coach. Taking over as quarterback coach for Bobby Petrino, Steve Ensminger was hired by Coach Tommy Tuberville earlier this month and will work with new offensive coordinator Hugh Nall on the Auburn offense. McKissic-Luke says that he really liked what he heard from Ensminger this weekend.

"I liked everything he told me," McKissic-Luke notes of Ensminger. "He was being real honest with me. He was a good man to talk to. I feel like me and him will have a good relationship."

McKissic-Luke says he plans to run track this spring for Central and then will concentrate on getting in football shape to report to Auburn this summer.


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