Thursday Blog: OC Search, Recruiting and Jay Prosch
It’s Thursday, which means it’s almost Friday, which means it’s almost the weekend. The offseason makes me suffer, I don’t consider the offseason in full force until signing day is over so I’m going to cherish these last few weeks before the tumbleweeds roll by.
There certainly isn’t a lack of news right now surrounding Auburn, the OC search is still ongoing and it’s as tight-lipped as the DC search was prior to the eventual hiring of Brian VanStache. There are no concrete rumours around the search right now, just pure guessing from websites and coaching-search tickers. I tend to believe that everything being tight-lipped is better for the program and the fans in the long-run, Patrick Miller’s enrolment was kept as quiet as a mouse and the fans reaction to that news was nothing but positive, having these things leak out before they happen can be detrimental since it could change the situation and overall result of it.
Another quiet move was yesterdays feel-good news of the day, Illinois Full-Back Jay Prosch is transferring to Auburn and will likely apply for a hardship waiver, due to his mother’s illness, which will allow him to play immediately. Prosch is originally from Mobile, and I’m ecstatic over this transfer, Prosch is built like a bulldozer, standing at 6’1 255 he plays with a high intensity and he’s not afraid to run over any defenders that may be coming in his direction. Auburn has missed a fullback like him since Eric Smith left the team, and bringing him in now may be indicative of where the offense is headed (it also means our world-class Tight End won’t have to play anymore snaps at FB). Out of high school Prosch was rated as a 2-star, although I view him as a 5 star pickup, considering the fact that he’s got a few years left to play, and he made All-America last season.
One things for sure, Prosch is gonna hit some people. Hard.
Recruiting is also heating up, Auburn has had a history under Chizik of finishing quite strong (barring the Kouandjio fiasco). Fans are already jumping off the cliffs over our recruits taking visits elsewhere. TJ Yeldon was a rare occurrence, and I don’t think that’s going to happen again in this class with anymore of out current commits. I don’t usually discuss recruiting on this blog and I don’t plan to anymore until signing day. Recruits will come and go but unfortunately we can’t do anything to change what happens, trust the coaches and who they bring in.
That’s yer lot, have a good Thursday.