Lineman Hoping for Offer From Auburn

Rising senior offensive line prospect Zach West talks about his visit to Auburn and updates recruiting.

Lexington, Ky.--Zach West, a three-star offensive line prospect at Lexington Christian Academy, made Auburn one of his two stops on the summer football camp circuit and says he would like to add a scholarship offer from the Tigers.

A six-foot-five, 294 rising senior, West is scheduled to start for a fourth consecutive year on the varsity after helping his team to a state championship last year.

"I thought the (Auburn) camp went really well for me," he says. "I had a couple of mistakes, but I know I can still improve."

West notes that he got plenty of personal attention from Jeff Grimes, who is in charge of the offensive linemen at Auburn. "He is a good coach," the prospect says. "He definitely helped me out on a lot of new things and a lot of new perspectives."

West receives advice from Grimes at an Auburn camp.

Commenting on Grimes, who is in his second season at Auburn, West says, "I think he is a great Christian man. I like his coaching style. He still gets after you, but he is also a very personable coach."

Zach West

West plays both ways in high school, but says offensive left tackle is his best position. Even though he is coming on an impressive junior year, West is not resting on his laurels.

"Last season we were state champions and I felt really good about my season," he says. "I have lost 25 pounds since the end of the season. I feel a lot better and a lot quicker, although I still need to work on my lateral quickness."

College coaches have noticed the prospect, who has early scholarship offers from SEC and Big 10 programs. "Penn State, Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Northwestern and Ohio have offered and I am hoping for one from Auburn," says West.

His other camp visit was to the University of Tennessee. "I felt like I did really well there," says West, who notes that he is in good shape academically and is interested in majoring in law enforcement in college.

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