Ed Christian, a 6-5, 280-pound senior from Lowndes High in Valdosta says he liked his unofficial visit to Auburn enough on Saturday to de-commit from Florida State and schedule an official visit to Auburn for the Tigers' Oct. 17th game vs. Kentucky.
"I like the atmosphere at Auburn and they really want to win a national championship," Christian says. "I am no longer committed to FSU. Now that I?am de-committed I am opening it up to everybody so I don't know if I?have a favorite."
He says that he does know that he likes what he saw in Auburn's 54-30 victory at rainy Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday night. "I like their offense," he says. "It is fast-paced. I like the Auburn coaches and I know they are looking for offensive linemen."
Rated the No. 17 offensive guard prospect in the country by Scout.com, Christian is an athletic big man who plays offensive tackle and defensive tackle for Lowndes. He says he bench presses 355 pounds. "My fastest hand-timed 40 is 4.9 and on a laser it is 5.2," he says.
"Auburn is recruiting me to play either guard or tackle," he adds. "It really doesn't matter to me where I play."
Christian has helped his team make a 4-0 start, including a 51-6 victory over Tift County on Friday night.