Offers Coming In For Big Cat Visitor

Mike Horton

Offensive lineman Mike Horton talks about his latest visit to Auburn and recruiting in general.

Atlanta, Ga.--Offensive guard prospect Mike Horton, who picked up a scholarship offer from Auburn after a visit to the campus in March, returned to the Plains for Big Cat Weekend and said he enjoyed the trip.

"It was good coming to Auburn and seeing the players and coaches in a different atmosphere outside of football," he said. "That was the main thing about it and it was good visit."

Standing 6-4, 305 pounds, the class of 2015 prospect from Lakeside High School has been getting plenty of attention from college coaches.

"Recruiting is pretty busy right now," pointed out Horton, who is still considering a large number of colleges. "There are a lot of new people coming in and I am trying to take advantage of it. The latest, I think, is LSU. Before that it was Georgia. It is a good feeling each time I get an offer."

Mike Horton

The offensive lineman said the offer from Auburn was one he certainly enjoyed because he likes the Tigers' up-tempo offense and the fact that they are the defending SEC champions, a team that came very close to winning another BCS title.

Horton notes that he also likes Auburn's offensive line coach, J.B. Grimes, and the other coaches on Gus Malzahn's staff. "It was good to see them again," he said.

With plenty of scholarship offers to choose from, the three-star recruit and honor student was asked what will be the most important factor in making a college choice. "Feeling like home," he said. "Feeling at home academically and possibly getting early playing time, but the main thing is feeling at home and academics because the playing time will sort itself out. I am not even worried about that."

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