Quarterback prospect, Austin Henyon, out of Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas flew all the way to Auburn, Alabama for an unofficial visit to see the Tigers this weekend. Henyon was impressed by his visit and the family atmosphere surrounding the program.
"It was great," Henyon said. "It was so much fun. I had a great time there. It was way more than I expected it to be. Everything surprised me. The facilities were so nice. All the coaches and players were awesome. It was just a good reception. Overall Auburn had a great family feel. The whole community is behind them, so it was great to see that aspect of it as well."
Henyon had the opportunity to see what it would be like in somewhat of a game atmosphere during Auburn's spring game. Henyon enjoyed being apart of meetings, seeing film and watching how the coaches coached their spring game.
"I was with Scot Loeffler (Offensive Coordinator) and the quarterbacks most of the time," Henyon said. "I went to practices and I had a tour of the campus. Saturday we saw them breakdown film and then watched the spring game. After the game, we went in the lockerrom for a while. Loeffler said he's going to come down to my spring practices to see me. In their practices, they moved around a lot. It was very very well run. It will be great to see them go through the season."
While sitting beside the Auburn quarterbacks, Henyon learned a little bit more about why they chose the program and why it could be a good fit for him.
"The quarterbacks were really receiving of me," Henyon said. "They just treated me like one of the guys. They talked to me about how their offense works. They said they love the coaches there. They said the coaches work the team hard, but get the job done. They told me that I would love it there. They feed off of each other real well. They said the whole atmosphere on campus is great. Everyone takes care of everyone there."
One aspect of the Auburn visit that shocked the 2013 recruit was the faithfulness of the fans.
"It was crazy," Henyon said. "We stayed far outside of Auburn and we went to a gas station down there and the attendant asked if I was Austin Henyon. It just showed they care about their football down there. And even at their spring game when 50,000 people showed up I saw how much they care."
Henyon is possibly taking one more trip this spring to Kansas State's spring game on the April 28th, but he will be deciding later this week.