Now under new leadership, Michigan has again reached out to the three-star standout to gauge his interest in their program.
"I talked with Coach Chris Partridge and he said he liked my film and how I punish people," Auwae said. "He said he's really excited to show the O-line coach my film. They are going to get back to me soon. Hopefully I get some good news back. It's a really good school. I am really open to travel and where I feel comfortable with myself."
And if the Wolverines were to offer, he admits it would mean a lot in his recruitment. Also noting, he would probably spend one of his five official visits to Michigan.
"It would mean a lot," Auwae said on the possibility of receiving a U-M offer. "It would be exciting for my family and my head coach. I like Michigan's tradition that they've established over there when I was up there. It's a traditional type school, which is awesome.
"I would very much consider Michigan. When I went up to Ann Arbor, the place itself is nice. I noticed the town is built around the college. I like the feeling over there that I have."
As far as decided factors, the 6-foot-4, 290-pounder says a "family" atmosphere is key.
The different factors will be what type of offense that you run," Auwae said. "If the coaching staff is family orientated. That's a true major factor that I have."
Currently, Auwae holds notable offers from Utah, Texas Tech, Arizona State and Washington State among others. e has already been on campus USC, UCLA and BYU. He says he has plans to visit Utah, Utah State, BYU and he'll be back in Los Angeles on May 10 for a football camp.
For the time being, Auwae says his plan is announce his commitment after his senior season.