With Auburn on a bye week, coach Gus Malzahn is on the recruiting trail in the state of Georgia.
Malzahn stopped by Central Gwinnett High School Friday morning to see 2017 4-star offensive tackle Tony Gray. Gray holds 19 offers from schools like Auburn, Alabama and UGA, among others.
The Tigers coach didn’t get a chance to speak with the 6-foot-5, 262-pounder, but Malzahn told Central Gwinnett’s coach that Gray is a wanted man in Auburn.
“He wanted me to make sure that I let Tony know that he stopped by today,” Todd Wofford told the AJC’s SECCountry.com. “He wants to make sure that he knows he’s their guy.”
Malzahn was accompanied by Auburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes. The two coaches stayed at Central Gwinnett for around 30 minutes. Grimes’ message to Wofford echoed Malzahn’s sentiments — Gray would look good in an Auburn uniform.
“Grimes said he loved the way Tony looked on film,” Wofford said. “He said he looks more physical this year than he did last year. He also let me know that Tony is one of their top priorities.”
Gray wasn’t the only Central Gwinnett player that stood out to the Auburn coaches. Major Bellamy, a 2016 athlete, caught Malzahn’s eye. Bellamy only has two offers (Miami (Ohio) and Georgia State), but could he be hearing from Auburn coaches soon?
“(Malzahn) liked him and liked how we were using him,” Wofford said. “That was really encouraging to hear. Coach Malzahn told me that he would let me know about Major.”
— Todd Wofford (@coachTWoff) October 9, 2015