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Blue-chip 2019 quarterback Bo Nix reflects on trips to Georgia, Auburn, Alabama and Clemson

Few 2019 quarterbacks are as hot on the recruiting trail as four-star Bo Nix, who visited a quartet of schools during his spring break.


Both on and off the field, Bo Nix has been a busy quarterback. 

Each of the last two Sundays he camped at notable stops in the South, impressing in both The Opening Atlanta as well as Under Armour's Atlanta camp. He was named position MVP (video above) at the former and earned an invitation to the Future 50 camp at the latter. In between, he completed unofficial visits to GeorgiaAlabamaAuburn and Clemson during his time away from Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley High School for spring break.

An early four-star on Scout, Nix commented on each trip:

Georgia: "It was the first time I've been up there, so I got to meet the coaches and meet with coach (Kirby) Smart. I got to meet with the players, and I knew some of them from past camps and stuff. I just got to visit the campus and see it for the first time. I liked it, they had nice facilities and they were doing some good things on offense. It's always nice to have great players around you."

Clemson: "I got to visit with coach (Dabo) Swinney and all the other coaches, sit down and talk about their offense. I also saw their new facilities for the first time, it was really nice and just incredible." 

Alabama: "Last time I went, I wasn't necessarily on their radar and now it's completely different. I got to see their facilities and talk with their coaches. They have a new offensive coordinator (Brian Daboll), who was really cool. He coached Tom Brady and Brett Favre, so obviously he knows what he was doing. He knows a lot of stuff and they're doing some good things on offense."

Auburn: "Their new offensive coordinator, coach (Chip) Lindsey, is doing a lot of different things, a lot of good things on offense. They're throwing the ball around a good bit and they've got some really good players around to throw the ball to, who can make plays. They've got a really good defense, which is always good news for a quarterback."

Each of the four programs he saw in person over the last week, along with national powers like Ohio StateFlorida StateLSU and more, have already offered Nix a scholarship. But that does not mean an early decision is likely at this point. 

"I'm just going to be laid back, I'm not going to make, probably the biggest decision of my life quite yet," he said. "I'm not ready for it...I'm going to enjoy my high school career and then focus on college. Maybe a year and a half, maybe before my senior year, but I don't know yet."

In the meantime one transition is already being made, as his father recently accepted the head coaching job at Pinson Valley following a successful stint at Scottsboro (Ala.) High. The father-son duo led that team deep into the playoffs each of the last two seasons and will look to do the same for the Birmingham-metro program.

"It's different, but I'm starting to get used to it," he said. "It's the new normal, you've got to be comfortable with being uncomfortable so it's good for me, I think, to change atmospheres.

"It kind of gets me ready for college a little bit." 

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