AU Offer Makes Number Six For 2012 OL

Talented sophomore OL Michael Flint talks about adding his sixth offer over the weekend.

Oxford, Ala.--Recruiting is starting earlier and earlier in the football world and there is no more proof needed of that than to take a look at big offensive lineman Michael Flint. At 6-4, 303 with good feet and a mean streak, Flint has only played one season of varsity football for the Yellow Jackets, but it was impressive enough that the sophomore has already garnered six scholarship offers.

The latest of those came over the weekend as he and teammates Allen Carson, Kwon Alexander and Trae Elson visited Auburn unofficially on Friday and Saturday. Sitting down with coach Gene Chizik, talking with the coaches and checking out the campus, Flint said number six came from the Tigers.

"Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Auburn and Arkansas have all offered," Flint tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Auburn offered me on Friday. I was meeting with coach Chizik in his office and he was talking about how they love it and how the program is on the rise and how they hoped to have the number one recruiting class the next few years. He said they would like for us to be a part of the team and they were offering us scholarships and we were a fit for their program. Coach Chizik talked to me about how my brother was there and it was the place for me."

With a brother that works in the Auburn Ticket Office and with a very positive visit in the books, many will assume that Auburn would have the upper hand in his recruiting but Flint said it won't have any bearing on him when it comes time to make a decision.

"It was great, but right now I have so much on my mind from all these schools offering me," Flint said. "It's too early to commit, but I'm definitely considering the offer. I liked it a lot. They are definitely on my list. Right now I'm just open to everybody."

Staying in Auburn Friday night, Flint and his teammates got to experience something entirely different as they attended a step show on campus as well as a small concert later that night. Flint said several of the current players were there and hung out with them which made the trip for him.

"I got to hang out with Jessel (Curry)," Flint said. "I met Gulley (Anthony Gulley) and Clint (Mosley) and a few other guys. We got to go to a step show and some of the gymnastics meet. It was cool to be around them to see what the campus life was all about.

"I liked all the facilities and I love the campus," Flint added "My brother is down there so it felt like I was at home. When things got on track everything was great. Then that night getting to hang out with some of the players, it was cool. I felt more welcome than I have anywhere else so far."

A starter as a sophomore after a knee injury cut his freshman season short, Flint said that he enjoys being physical on the field and that's what he brings to the table as an offensive lineman.

"I'm more of a hard-nosed football guy," Flint said. "I like being aggressive and real physical coming off the football. I like to control the line of scrimmage. I'm more of a run-game mentality and a guy that likes to play physical."

Flint and his teammates will being spring practice in late April and will have a spring jamboree in Oxford in May featuring several top teams in Alabama.

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