Flint Makes Return Visit to Auburn

Offensive line prospect Michael Flint was on the Auburn campus to check out Gene Chizik's Tigers.

Oxford, Ala.--Sophomore offensive lineman Michael Flint stopped in Auburn on Wednesday on his way home from a beach trip to Florida to meet with coaches and introduce his mother to the Auburn staff.

A prospect who has already received a scholarship offer from Auburn and a variety of other colleges, he says he and his parents enjoyed their stop on the AU campus.

"I did pretty much same thing I did the last time I was there," he says. "I toured the facilities, met the coaches and talked about academics. Everything was pretty cool. I felt more comfortable there. Everybody knew me and I felt more welcomed to be there.

"I took my mom with me this time so she could see things and have the same experience I had," Flint adds. "She loved it because she didn't know what to expect. My dad had been there before."

Flint notes that it probably won't be long before he returns to the AU campus. "I am planning on going to Auburn's A-Day scrimmage," he points out.

A 6-4, 303-pounder whose brother attends Auburn, Flint is already up to nine scholarship offers with the addition of three recent ones from Kentucky, UCLA and Mississippi to go with earlier offers from Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, LSU and Florida State.

Flint notes that he probably talked to offensive line coach Jeff Grimes more than any other coach on his most recent visit. He also came to campus in early March. "We talked basically about the program and how everything is run," Flint says. "We talked about how it is on the rise and let my parents know what they would expect of me if I was going there.

"Coach Grimes said I want to coach you and we want you here if there is anyway possible and things like that," he adds. "He basically let my parents know what the situation was."


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