Talented 2016 Prospect Talks Auburn Offer

Big 2016 defensive lineman McTelvin Agim talks about his Auburn offer

Expected to be one of the top defensive linemen in the country for the 2016 class, 6-2 ½, 259 McTelvin Agim took a visit to Auburn on Tuesday along with Hope (Ark.) High teammate Kadarius Rowe and left with an offer from the Tigers. Already with offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Clemson, Ole Miss and several others before adding an Alabama offer on Monday, Agim said getting one from Gus Malzahn was really big for him.

"It means a lot because I really like the city and I really like the coaching staff and the people around there," Agim said. "It means a lot to me. Every step just pushes me more. I got here the right way and worked hard for it. Getting an offer from Auburn University, they were in the national championship game and 13 seconds away from winning it all, it pushes you even harder every day.

"I like Auburn," he added. "I like them a lot. I like them more than I did coming into the visit. I don't have a list yet, but I just know I like Auburn."

Getting his first look at Auburn, Agim said he spent a lot of time with defensive line coach Rodney Garner as well as his recruiting coach Tim Horton. Taking in the facilities such as the new dorms and training table as well as the locker room and indoor facility, Agim said he was impressed by what he saw on the Plains.

"It's a close-knit town and I like the people," Agim said. "They all have a nice Southern feel and they give you the feeling like they want the best for you.

"He (Garner) is a real cool guy, "he added. "He's going to tell you straight-up. He's not going to sugarcoat anything. He takes time with you to make sure everything is right. He's a perfectionist and I like that because I try to be a perfectionist as well. That's going to push me to even higher limits."

Agim said he plans to visit Ole Miss on Wednesday before heading back home and also plans to camp at Arkansas State, Baylor and Oklahoma this summer.

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